Edinburgh

2002 – Scotland, UK

Right before Christmas 2002, I visited Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, UK, with a friend. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and full of historic buildings, while Glasgow is a more pulsating city.
Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital and second largest city in Scotland.

11 photos.

Glasgow

The next city on the tour was Glasgow, which is the largest city in Scotland.

7 photos.

Rome

2002 – Italy

I visited Rome with a friend in December 2002. This was my first visit to the Eternal City.
Rome

Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy. In the center of the city is the Vatican City State, which is the smallest country in the world.

24 photos.

Cape Town

2002 – South Africa

In October, 2002, I visited South Africa. I stayed most of the time in Cape Town, and also travelled to the nearby Cape of Good Hope, Simonstown and Stellenbosch, as well as Sun City and Johannesburg farther away.
Cape Town

I spent the first five and the last five days of my holiday in Cape Town. Table Mountain is contributing to make this city into something special.

33 photos.

Cape Peninsula

The Cape of Good Hope at the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula offers some great views and interesting animal life. Baboons habitate there, and in the ocean there are whales and penguins.

16 photos.

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the second oldest of the cities founded by Europeans in South Africa. It is located in the country's most famous wine district, just 40 minutes drive from Cape Town. I went there on a day trip.

11 photos.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in the country. The crime has risen over the last years, and visitors are advised not to walk alone in the center of the city - not even in daylight. When I was there, I also visited Soweto.

14 photos.

Sun City

Sun City is a South African version of Las Vegas, completed in 1992. The holiday resort is situated a two hours drive from Johannesburg (if you know the way - you definitely cannot navigate by the road signs).

14 photos.

Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park is located right next to the Sun City complex, and here it is possible to see lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos.

16 photos.

Walvis Bay

2002 – Namibia

I visited this beautiful country in October 2002. The country has some clean and scenic cities, a varied wildlife and lots of space. I tried a tandem sky dive while in Namibia as well.
Windhoek

I arrived in Namibia through Windhoek, but drove off to the coast on the first day. Two days later I returned and stayed over one night. It is a beautiful city, in particular during spring time.

11 photos.

Namib desert

I started by driving over the highland, through the desert and towards the coast. I also found the special Walwitchia plant, and tried a sky dive over the Namib desert.

20 photos.

West coast

Walvis Bay and Swakopmund are stongly influenced by the Germans. Walvis Bay is also home of about half the flamingoes of Southern Africa, and at Cape Cross there is a large colony of Cape Fur Seals.

18 photos.

Dublin

2002 – Ireland

I made a trip to Ireland in September, 2002.
Dublin

In Dublin I visited the Guinness Brewery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar and other places.

20 photos.

Roque Nublo

2002 – Gran Canaria

Together with 3 friends from Norway, I had a one week vacation in Gran Canaria, off the coast of West Africa, in August, 2002.
Roque Nublo

We hired a car and drove to the Roque Nublo mountain in the center of the island.

13 photos.

Oslo

2002 – Norway

While living in London, I made a weekend trip to Norway in May, 2002.
Oslo

I spent the Constitution Day weekend in Oslo. While I was there I also went on a boat trip with friends.

17 photos.

Montserrat

2002 – Spain

At the end of February 2002, I went to Barcelona on a conference, and visited the nearby Montserrat mountains.
Montserrat

On the 24th of February I spent almost a full day at the Montserrat mountain not far from Barcelona, Spain.

13 photos.