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    Christmas in New York

    It had been several years since I left New York and moved to Norway. Last year I started to feel nostalgia for all the cool, beautiful, and quirky things that one can experience in the Big Apple, for the feeling of New York City. In this context, my significant other surprised me for my summer birthday with a trip to the place where we first met in person. To rediscover the city which leaves no one indifferent. Places have a different perspective for me, depending on whether I inhabit or visit them. I wanted to see New York as a traveler, in a new light, and from an alternative point…

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    Moments in Australia: beach weather? Think again!

    Beaches are among the many amazing things Australia is widely known for. There are more than 10, 000 beaches  Down Under, some of them are world famous. Beach lovers would hardly get bored with such an impressive collection – they can visit a different beach every day until they grow old and beyond. As long as the weather is nice, of course! Due to my gargantuan interest in and passion for Australia, I knew prior to our trip that mornings and evenings at Uluru in the continent’s Red Center, can be freezing and that Sydney and Melbourne get lower temperatures in winter. Even snow covers the mountain regions of New South…

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    Moments in Australia: Australian wildlife

    The Australian native wildlife is a highlight of every trip to the country-continent. Who doesn’t want to meet a kangaroo or cuddle a koala? These are probably Australia’s most iconic animals but there are so many more unusual animals to meet and get to know. There are many animal parks around and the choice is tough. We want to see as many endemic animals as possible. After a comprehensive research, I pick Featherdale Wildlife Park  near Sydney which hosts one of the largest collections of Australian wildlife. I am not attracted to zoos and I feel sorry for the poor creatures. I was indifferent to zoos even as a kid. Thus, I am…

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