Terje Raa Travel Articles

 
Barcelona…or Not
Barcelona…or Not Barcelona has been appointed the most dangerous city in the world when it comes to pickpocketing, writes Terje Raa in a reminder.
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Sing Little Mermaid
Sing Little Mermaid My name is Zofia - I'm a Copenhagen girl midway in life, the main ingredient of which is music - usually a mix of jazz and pop - served in elegant wrapping and a clear voice, a whisper at times; constantly backed up by an active body language.
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Oslo: Tiger City
Oslo: Tiger City Oslo has a nickname among Norwegians - Tiger City - an innocent reminder that scratches are inevitable when in the capital city. Terje Raa is there to investigate the Norwegian folk soul, a concept which is supposed to express some common attitudes
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Timeless Copenhagen
Timeless Copenhagen The posh Frederiksberg - a municipality within and encircled by Copenhagen - boasts a City Hall of its own, near which there is a place where time has nearly stood still - Café Intime.
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The Duke of Naxos – Greece
The Duke of Naxos – Greece History took a new turn on the Greek island of Naxos 800 years ago, as a Venetian diplomat, Marco Sanudo, in 1207 captured Naxos, along with other Cycladic islands, and turned them into a Duchy - hardly an anniversary that called for a celebration.
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Denmark with a T
Denmark with a T Terje Raa takes a tour of Copenhagen with a new friend, transgender Malene, and learns about the struggles she faces in the city.
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Valencia: Simply Smarter
Valencia: Simply Smarter The history of Valencia does contain the usual list of conquering forces up through the centuries, says Terje Raa - but one power was different and kept coming back, that was the power of water.
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Copenhagen Jazz Fever
Copenhagen Jazz Fever Where is Orion Brass Band when they are supposed to do a street parade? A colleague waiting for the official opening of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2010, suggests they could be busy emptying small glasses in the bars along the route.
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Warsaw’s Missing Beauty
Warsaw’s Missing Beauty How could an undeniably beautiful city like Warsaw be appointed the ugliest in Europe, asks Terje Raa
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No Sea in Segovia, Spain
No Sea in Segovia, Spain The absence of the sea in inland Spain doesn't make its people abstain from a maritime vocabulary, says Terje Raa.
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