Barcelona…or Not

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Barcelona has been appointed the most dangerous city in the world when it comes to pickpocketing, writes Terje Raa in a reminder.

Sing Little Mermaid

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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.

Oslo: Tiger City

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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

Timeless Copenhagen

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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.

Denmark with a T

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Terje Raa takes a tour of Copenhagen with a new friend, transgender Malene, and learns about the struggles she faces in the city.

Valencia: Simply Smarter

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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.

Copenhagen Jazz Fever

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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.

Warsaw’s Missing Beauty

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How could an undeniably beautiful city like Warsaw be appointed the ugliest in Europe, asks Terje Raa

No Sea in Segovia, Spain

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The absence of the sea in inland Spain doesn’t make its people abstain from a maritime vocabulary, says Terje Raa.

Stockholm for Snails

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Terje Raa follows in the footsteps of a famous Swedish lady – very late and very slowly, though without singing.