Category Archives: Travel

Robben Island, for the memory of Ahmed Kathrada

Robben Island in front of Cape Town seen from the Signal Hill. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada spent 18 years on this island prison of his totally 26 years of imprisonment 1963-1989. Later he served e.g. as the member of the … Continue reading

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A wet Merry-go-round (2 days to Christmas)

Merry-go-rounds are fundamental for European Christmas Markets. So in Tallinn, Estonia as well. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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It’s time for hot glögg (4 days to Christmas)

You might call it mulled wine or Glühwein but hear in Nordic countries and Estonia it is glögg. Enjoy! A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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In Mrs. Claus’ shop (5 days to Christmas)

Without decorations there will be no Christmas. And who would be a better shop keeper than Mrs. Claus. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All pictures taken during this December.

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How can I catch that light? (6 days to Christmas)

Christmas Market at Tallinn, Estonia, 8 December. A young admirer of moving and sparkling lights was a bit frustrated not been able to catch one. A daily countdown to Christmas, with eight photo posts, some are more, some are less “Christmas-like”. All … Continue reading

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The smile

This is a picture I took during my random walk on the streets of Bangkok a while ago. The more often I look at it, the more I like it. Why? The look and smile. The colors. How devoted to … Continue reading

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Cape canary in Simon’s Town

This week’s tweeter is the yellow-dressed Cape canary (Serinus canicollis, harmaaniskahemppo in Finnish). I saw this small (11-13 cm) passerine bird  in Simon’s Town in South Africa. It is a resident breeder in southern Africa. o – o – o I will post every … Continue reading

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Scarlet macaw

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao, puna-ara in Finnish) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. … Continue reading

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My crown and red stockings are very stylish

The crowned lapwing (Vanellus coronatus, kruunuhyyppä in Finnish), or crowned plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa (this one seen in Kalahari, Nossob, South … Continue reading

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Orange River White-eyes visited our camp site

Staying at the Sendelingsdrif Rest Camp next to the bank of Orange River on the boarder of South Africa and Namibia is a pleasure. Lot of birds, beautiful scenery. Several orange river white-eyes (Zosterops pallidus, eteläafrikanrilli in Finnish ) visited our braai, clearly used to … Continue reading

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