Rio de Janeiro is one of the largest cities in South America, and was for a long time the capital of Brazil before the construction of Brasília. The city is known for both city and nature, with beaches, music, heritage, Sugarloaf Mountain, the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, and the 2016 Olympics. Discover Rio de […]
Venice is a city on water, and also a floating labyrinth. The ultra-popular tourist destination in Italy also features one of the most complicated street layouts in the world. Try navigating in Venice with this orienteering tour in the city of canals.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is beloved by many people for its historical cityscape and its beautiful architecture. The hilly coastal city boasts many characteristic neighbourhoods such as Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, with many historical monuments and sights to offer. Along with the yellow trams of Lisbon, they form an elegant urban atmosphere that makes […]
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is also one of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia. Long a favourite destination for tourists seeking the exotic Far East, Bangkok always has a lot to offer in history, heritage, culture, entertainment, food and nature. Stay tuned for orienteering events in Thailand, as well as #AsiaCityRace. Meanwhile, enjoy […]
On the 10th day we come to Norrköping on the east coast of Sweden. Read more about our earlier article featuring the city as our O-Tour of the Day, or the Swedenmarker article about the city. Enjoy Norrköping!
Visby is the largest town on Gotland, and is a medieval Hanseatic trading city. Gotland is to the east of mainland Sweden, and was ruled by the pirate Victual Brothers, Teutonic Knights and Denmark before passing into Swedish rule in 1645. Gotland is a popular holiday destination for Swedes, and Visby is since 1995 a […]
For the 8th day we come to Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong. Being very steep, the Peak at 552m is just 1km to Central (downtown Hong Kong), and just 1.5km to Victoria Harbour. But hiking up the Peak will give tremendous rewards in the form of majestic view of the city and […]
Today we reveal the 7th door on our advent calendar, behind which is another notable historical town—George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Read more at the shared article on ORIEN.ASIA, and experience the virtual tours below:
We come to Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The highland city is one of the largest in South America and boasts both colonial and modern architecture. Read more in our earlier article on La Calendaria, the old town area of Bogotá.
Another Swedish city for the weekend—we come to Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. Compared to Stockholm, Gothenburg is much newer—it is not a medieval city. Its current site was founded in the 17th century by King Gustavus Adolphus, i.e. the king who led Sweden into the Thirty Years War. The greatest threat to […]