Portugal 4 The Azores February 20-March 4, 2018

Pico & San Miguel February 26 – March 3

Sete Cidades Massif & the Caldera with Blue and Green Lakes, Sao Miguel

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Portugal 3 Azores February 20 – March 3, 2018

Terceira, Pico, & Faial February 20 – 25

Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

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Portugal 2 Madeira February 17-20, 2018

Madeira & Porto Santo

Porto Santo

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Portugal 1 – Hiking in Madeira February 10 – 16, 2018

Hiking in Madeira 

The archipelago of Madeira and Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has drawn my attention since my visit to St Helena, Cabo Verde and Canaries in recent years. I have found a direct flight from Stockholm on February 10 and an 8-day hiking trip in Madeira. I would spend three weeks in these islands before heading to Mozambique on March 4. Read more »

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Svalbard Norway February 4 – 9. 2018

Trip Plan

I first landed in Svalbard at 78◦ North in 2004 to join an expedition to Iceland via Greenland. I was back a few years later for a circumnavigation of the archipelago before heading to Tromso. I always want to return to experience an Arctic winter. Nothing is impossible: there is a will, there is a way. With luck, I find a reasonable ticket for a long-haul flight to Spitsbergen with SAS and connecting flights to Madeira and Azores, Portugal and from Lisbon to Mozambique, Africa. It’s amazing that I end up having an interesting itinerary to three far-flung destinations places for two months. Read more »

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Passage of India 2017 Epilogue & 2017 Review

Epilogue of Indian Trip & 2017 Review

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India (8) Fort Kochi & Goa December 3 – 13, 2017

December 9 – 13: Kochi & Goa 

Old Goa, an atmoshperic town with magnificent churches and monasteries built under the Portuguese rule

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India (7) South India December 3 – 13, 2017

December 3 – 8: Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Munnar

Munnar, Tea Plantation

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India (6) Delhi to Mumbai November 18 – December 3, 2017

November 29 – December 3: Omkareshwar, Ajanta, Ellora & Mumbai

Ajanta Caves, World Heritage Site, with exquisite paintings, rock carving amd sculpture from 2nd century BC to 6th century AD

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India (5) Delhi to Mumbai November 18 – December 3, 2017

November 25 – 28: Bhopal, Bhimbetka, Ujjian,  Indore, Dhar,  Mandu & Maheshwar 

Bhimbetka

Maheshwar

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