Fisherman’s traps, ropes, and floats on a dock in Port Clyde, Maine

Port Clyde is the southernmost settlement on the St. George peninsula in central/coastal Maine and part of the town of St. George in Knox County, Maine, United States. In the 19th century, Port Clyde became a busy port featuring granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, and shipbuilding and fish canning businesses. By the 20th century, the area attracted artists and writers. The Country…

Thimpu Paro and Punaka – Bhutan

Bhutan, this country isolated from the outside world only allows a limited number of tourists each year. Bhutan is very religious, you see this on the (six-hour) road from Thimpu to Paro. Temples, prayer flags and colorful prayer wheels wherever you look! Near Paro is the beautiful Tiger’s Nest. But there is plenty to experience…

The Hanging Monastery, Jinlong Canyon, Shanxi Province, China

The Hanging Temple, also Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is a temple built into a cliff (75-metre (246 ft) above the ground) near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. The closest city is Datong, 64.23-kilometre (39.91 mi) to the northwest.   Along with the Yungang Grottoes, the Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the Datong area. Built more than 1,500 years…

Wales – United Kingdom

Wales. Most of you may not immediately think of Wales as a holiday destination. But that is unjustified ! So take a look before you read.       Exactly. If you have looked, you have been sold.. And that’s why you should put everything together for a moment. Because who would not want to…

Lofoten – Norway

The view from Reinebringer ridge at the village of Reine Moskenesoya, Norway Lofoten  is an  and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences…

Hamburg – Germany

Hamburg. The largest port city in Germany because of its location on the Elbe. In the city center you will find quite a few bridges: no less than 2,400. A walk across the bridges through the Speicherstadt should therefore not be missed. The Speicherstadt is in fact the largest next-door warehouse complex in the world.…

Bruges, Belgium

    Bruges was a location of coastal settlement during prehistory. This Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement is unrelated to medieval city development. In the Bruges area, the first fortifications were built after Julius Caesar’s conquest of the Menapii in the first century BC, to protect the coastal area against pirates. The Franks took…