Some winter weeks at Nikkaluokta

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sápmi / Lapland

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sápmi / Lapland.  Similar to last year, I spent some weeks in and around the small settlement of Nikkaluokta in Swedish Lapland to work/help out and also for some skiing vacation. Getting there: My plan was to arrive in Nikkaluokta just in time for the big […]

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A weekend in Switzerland

A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to spend the weekend in Switzerland, close to the German border. Unfortunately these days most parts of central Europe are free of snow, even though it is deep winter. Temperatures even exceed +15°C. Spring-like temperatures this time of the year: absolutely depressing – at least for […]

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The USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier

The aircraft carrier USS Intrepid was first commissioned in 1943 and has seen several modernisations since. Besides fighting action in various wars, the Intrepid also played role as a capsule recovery ship for space missions. Today the carrier serves as a museum ship on the Hudson River and is docked at Pier 86 in Manhattan. […]

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Manhattan and New York City 2013

Almost 14 years after my last city trip to New York I finally made it back to Manhattan. Unfortunately in recent years I only made it to NYC to change planes, so I never had the time to really visit the city. But this time I was there as a “support team” for the 2013 […]

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