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. Read more
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 Read more
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.
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. Read more
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. Read more