Call of the North (11): Greenland

July 21 The trip to Greenland was ultratouristic. Even so, it was highly memorabile. A one-day trip, departure at 10am from the local Reykjavik airport with Icelandair, arrival after 2 hours in Kulusuk, Greenland (still 10 am given the time difference), time spent there till 1:30, and back. After waiting in the wrong bus station…

Call of the North (10): Geysir

July 20 I decided to do a few “standard” trips. Touristy to the bone, but found it the optimal way to cover as much as possible in the little time available. Mass tourism, much like Spain and Turkey, with pickup at the hotel, transit to a bus, with a big group, travel to the “objectives”,…

Call of the North (7): Malmö FF

The first time I had heard about Malmö was, of course, in footballian context, about their team, Malmö FF. The city lies just across the water from Copenhagen. There’s a huge bridge connecting the two cities over the sea. Unfortunately, I slept through the journey, so I didn’t see it properly. Landed, half awake, in…

Call of the North (5): Copenhagen

Lonely Planet – Scandinavian Europe is one of the best investments made so far. It has almost everything I am anticipating of needing. An even better investment (as it was free) was the map taken from the hostel (Danhostel city center, for the record). It contains a 3 hours walking tour, nicely marked with main…

Call of the North (3): Berlin, a city ALIVE

Architecture is not the thing that knocked me out in Berlin. Probably the most historically battered big metropolis of the Western World is a relatively chaotic mix of styles, mostly modern and… construction site-ish, with oasis of old buildings in-between. What makes Berlin special though can hardly be captured in pictures. It is in the…