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 […]
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.
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Have a short stroll in Metrunner at the central location of the tale of Dracula. The castle gained its infamous reputation through Bram Stoker’s novel about vampires, and in folklore became associated with Vlad the Impaler, the brutal ruler of Wallachia. Vlad himself is not likely to have set foot on the castle, but who […]
School is resuming in much of the Northern hemisphere, at least in countries where the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. The attention to a healthy lifestyle is now even more important than ever, and that lifestyle starts at school. Why school orienteering? Orienteering is a unique sport in that it combines both the physical and […]