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The Harbor Ghost

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:03

When it gets dark at the harbor in Kristiansand, you probably shouldn't go through this narrow passage. Who knows what the harbor ghost will do to the inattentive pedestrians there?

Mintstreetart has created a successful work of art that interacts with the environment in a fun way.

There is even more successful street art to discover at the harbor and the fast moose at least doesn't scare you :-)

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From North Cape to Alta

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 07/22/2022 - 14:38

The E69, which joins the E6 to Alta, is a dream road with spectacular views. At the end of May the roads are clear but the snow-capped hills and mountains give a wintry impression.

Occasionally reindeer appear who have already scraped small patches of grass under the snow to graze. It goes a long way along the Porsangerfjord. Small islands with few houses suddenly appear behind the curves and tunnels of the country road.

You can often go 80 km/h here and we make good progress until the road gets busier when we arrive in Alta and we are happy about the many cyclists.

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From Karasjok to North Cape

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 07/09/2022 - 14:17

From Karasjok you first take the E6 to Olderfjord, where you change to the European route E69, which leads directly to the North Cape. Once you have passed the North Cape tunnel, which leads under the sea to the "North Cape Island", a detour to Honningsvåg in the west of the island is worthwhile. The picturesque fishing boats are beautiful to look at and Hurtigroute ships call at the site every day. The place is about 40 km from the North Cape, so many cruise ships land here in the summer months.

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At the Sami in Karasjok

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/04/2022 - 15:13

Via the European Route 6 (E6) we drive along the border river between Finland and Norway, the Kárášjohka, to the main settlement areas of the Sami people in Norway. Ice floes are still drifting on the raging river and mountains of ice and snow are piling up meters high on its banks.

We stay overnight in the town of Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament Sameting. Here the Kárášjohka flows leisurely through the small town before it becomes the sometimes raging border river in the narrower passages between Norway and Finland.

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Öland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/04/2022 - 20:35
Öland is the second largest Swedish island and is located in the Baltic Sea. Two lighthouses mark the ends of Öland - Långe Erik on the north and Långe Jan on the southern tip of the island.
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Nagasaki after the World War

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 02/24/2022 - 18:05

Originally an insignificant fishing village, Nagasaki experienced a sustained boom with the arrival of the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. This is considered to be the first contact between Europeans and Japanese ever. The missionary F. Xavier founded the basis for the Jesuit missionary work there and soon Christian churches and nursing homes were established. This went hand-in-hand with the growing prosperity of the small town, which did not go unnoticed by the mighty of Japan, and thus not without consequences for the peaceful community of Nagasaki.

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Col du Taïbit

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 14:43

From Marla you can reach the town Cilaos in the heart of Reunion via the Col du Taïbit (2081 m). The reward for the steep ascents (you should have a head for heights) are great views of the distance between La Nouvelle and Marla.

Once you have mastered the ascent to the Col du Taïbit, you can see two mighty calderas - the Cirque de Cilaos on one side and the Cirque de Mafate on the other.

Then from the Col du Taïbit it's mostly downhill to Cilaos, a town in the heart of Reunion.

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