28
May
posted by Richard de Nooy at 15:12 comment View Comments

My wife and I have decided to retire to Norway. More specifically, to the village of Alnes, just four tunnels and a bridge away from Ålesund, where all new visitors are welcomed with a parade. We’ll be opening a modest wine emporium in Ålesund, as alcohol is clearly the easiest way to earn money (and… read more »

25
Apr
posted by KLM at 10:38 comment View Comments

Like a stranger in a strange country: that’s how the Dutchmen must have felt when they were living on the little artificial island of Dejima off the coast of Nagasaki in 1641. Since then, the city has swallowed up the little island but there are plans to separate it again and have it entirely surrounded… read more »

25
Sep
posted by Jör at 12:12 comment View Comments

If you ever get a chance to be in Tokyo, don’t stay shut up in your hotel room. Sushi, Harajuku teenagers, cherry blossom: there’s enough to photograph. However, you make it very hard for yourself if you decide to go to Tsukiji fish market, especially if you have a jet lag, because it starts very… read more »