Caribbean Street Art: Murals, Cartagena, Colombia

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Amazing artwork. Big and bold. Crazy and cool colours. Live art in Cartagena It is not strictly necessary to buy tickets for formal attractions in Cartagena. You can just go for a walk in the streets of the Getsemani neighborhood. It's wow. There are also murals and street art scattered around other …

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City Walk in 36.000 Steps: Amsterdam Sneaker Sightseeing

By Marina Aagaard, MFT As seen on film! The scene in the reception might as well have been choreographed. It is going to be a good day! 06:30. I am heading full speed for the breakfast restaurant with map and papers in hand. But. What. I have forgotten my pen. I walk towards the reception desk. …

Spring break: Lisboa, Portugal

Marina Aagaard, MFE Well, well, well. A very busy start-of-year teaching schedule leaves no time for long trips or vacations. Uhhh uhhh, uhhh, what to do? If I want to see something new? With time and money too few ... Seek out a destination not too far away. Find cheap travel offer. Find friend(s) to visit. …

The B-Side of Bergen and 50 Shades of Grey

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Nice. Back in Bergen for a weekend; a work weekend that is, if you can call group exercise instructor instruction work? Sailing into Bergen harbour, excitement is building; interesting views of mixed old and new buildings and ships complete with a mountainous  backdrop. Bergen, the city of the seven mountains, is …

Baltic Cruise Highlight: Art and Architecture Mega Bling

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Baltic Cruise Day 6: Excursion Day Saint Petersburg In the DAILY cruise ship program it says "St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is often referred to as the 'Venice of the North' or 'Paris of the East', but its beauty is really a brand …

Cruise Through History: Ancient and Arty Tallinn

By Marina Aagaard, MFE Baltic Cruise Day 5: Excursion Day Tallinn Stop today: Tallinn, Lyndanisse, the capital and largest city of Estonia. The city has appox. 420.050 inhabitants and is situated on the northern coast of Estonia (just 80 km south of Helsinki, Suomi-Finland on the other side of the Baltic Sea; estonians are a Finnic …

Baltic Cruise With Royal Treats: Stockholm, Sweden

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Baltic Cruise Day 4: Excursion Day Stockholm Today a visit to an eminently elegant and entertaining Scandinavian city, Stockholm. Even though I have been there several times before on fitness business, I have still seen too little of it. This time I aim to see some sights.  Stockholm is the Capital of …