On the fourth day we come to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Opened in 2012, the Gardens located at Marina Bay has become a famous tourist attraction in Singapore, to experience the metropolis not just as a “Garden City” but also a “City in a Garden“. The Gardens contain the Flower Dome, the largest […]
Helsingborg, part of Scania in southern Sweden, is on the east coast of the Sound (Öresund), and the nearest point of Sweden to Denmark, being only 4 km across the sea from Elsinore (Helsingør). Indeed, helsing (compare with the modern Swedish word hals) means “neck”, a feature shared by places like Hälsingland (Swedish province located […]
A relic of colonialism: Macau is where Portugal meets China. In 1557, Portugal started using Macau as a trading port and gateway into China. Goods, people and ideas flowed between China and Europe through Macau. Its place in the global trading network having long been eclipsed by Hong Kong, it found new wealth in casinos. […]
It’s December so let’s start our Christmas calendar with Stockholm Gamla stan (old town)! A medieval island town at the mouth of the lake Mälaren, Stockholm has developed into a major Baltic port and capital of a major European power by the 1700s. Explore the heart of the capital of Sweden with Metrunner.