I give a lecture at a rehabilitation center in Maun, Botswana

The UN International Day of Persons with Disability

  Today is The International Day of Persons with Disability and I really appreciate UN is doing a great job to mobilize the importance of respect and dignity to people with a handicap. It IS needed. In poorer countries where the opportunities are less, and quite often there is a lack of understanding of the importance of integration…

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Sunday SnapShot ― Bangkok street food

Bangkok is one of my favorite cities. Bangkok can to the unfamiliar eye look a little chaotic and intimidating – well occasionally it is and that is what I love about Bangkok, everything seems to thrive side by side. .  You’ll find poor next to rich, tall next to low, clean next to smelly or mild next to spicy.…

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I’m Featured In

During my many years as a traveler, and a woman with an opinion I’ve been writing articles and been interviewed by newspapers, magazines, television, radio, etc. Here you’ll find a list of me featured

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Sunday SnapShot ― Okavango Delta

  This summer June 2014 the Okavango Delta was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Okavango  Delta (or Okavango Grassland), is often mentioned as  THE MOST UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM IN AFRICA and for a very good reason. The Okavango Delta is not only an amazing place, but also one of the worlds largest inland delta and the world’s…

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I Shall Not Hate

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! These were the words said by by Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987. In front of 45.000 people the former president appealed: General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this…

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When and why did you decide that you want to travel?

    Last week I was contacted by Agnieszka Kujawa from Gdańsk in Poland. She wrote me that she is studying Scandinavian Studies at the University in Gdańsk. This year she will be doing her master’s degree and she is going to write about Scandinavian travelers now and then. She would like to write about Nansen and Amundsen  and she was also looking…

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UN climate summit in NYC

in these days there is a UN climate summit in New York hosted by Ban Ki-moon   the fact is: it is the next generation who will inherit the reality of climate change…. and as many people, including myself ask: if not here, where? if not now, when? if not us, who? try this interactive map to…

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Do you know the world?

This is exactly what I’m talking about when I tell people you cannot know another country through the NEWS.. The NEWS is usually bad news as the 10 year old daughter says – you don’t get to know the essence of a country by watching the NEWS. If you want to know about the world…

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Nice trip

I’ve just discovered a new app “God Tur” – accessibility for people with a handicap. It just opened up in the celebration of Aarhus Feastuge 2024. The problem with the app is it only covers the city of Aarhus and there’s hardly any of the places that had a review upfront. So you need to…

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once fearsome Vikings

Once the Danes were the fearsome Vikings, today the country is a modern metropolis. Denmark is a small country of just 43,094 square kilometers. approximately 5.5 million inhabitants. Nevertheless, Denmark has many dialects and people may find it difficult to understand people who live on the opposite end of the country. Although Denmark is a…

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“FUCKING TOURIST”

.. WHEN THE LOCALS GIVE A FINGER   Like all travelers, taking photos means to immortalize moments we don’t want to forget during a journey we want unforgettable. We all want to capture every second of it with our camera. Beautiful landscapes, typical food, locals lifestyle, new encounters etc. Yes, but here is the problem. The…

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the gummy bear car

in late September I was staggering ’round NYC. I had just been to the opening of my art exhibition a few days before and the thrill and excitement was still bubbling in my body. I went with bus 102 – subway 2 and A heading for The Hihgline when I see a gummy-bear car… and not just…

Peter Tygesen, Congo formoder jeg

— Africa

‘Congo – I presume’, by Peter Tygesen (born 1954) (2001): description of the Congolese community and social history interwoven with personal stories from the people, and of the various rulers of Lumumba of Mobutu to Kabila to look back to colonial times. an amazing book if you have any interest in Africa – I can only recommend..