When writing my previous post on Egypt, I came to realize the significance of the Great River Nile, and how lucky I am for living in or near its watershed for the last few years. The Nile is the longest river in the world, and carries paramount importance both in history and presence for much […]Read more "The Three Niles"
Which real traveler wouldn’t rank Egypt high on their bucket list? It is THE country that provokes imagination, awe, and admiration. Like the others, I have also been intrigued by this land of Pharaohs, pyramids and papyrus, the cradle of human civilization.Read more "Pharaohs, pyramids and papyrus"
When my buddy in Addis Ababa asked me if I want to go on a trip to Hargeisa, capital of the Republic of Somaliland, I immediately said yes. Seriously, how many chances do you get to visit a country that technically does not existent and is not recognized by the United Nations?Read more "Visiting Somaliland – a country that does not exist"
a reminder of the golden age, originally uploaded by Cåsver. No art trip to Europe is complete without a visit to Florence. Pictured here is the first courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) with the sculpture Putto with Dolphin by Andrea del Verrocchio (1476). A perfect example of the zenith of high renaissance art, the […]Read more "Palazzo Vecchio"
parthenon and erechtheum, originally uploaded by Chez Cåsver. The immortal symbol of Greece and democracy, pinnacle of architecture and art. It is still like a dream too good to be true: Never could I made believe that I have seen the Parthenon and Erechtheum on the Acropolis of Athens with my own eyes!Read more "Acropolis by Night"