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Swing style Bungee jump off a bridge

When you travel you encounter pretty random people, events and things that you never expected. This event is one of them. We were hiking along a river canyon in Northern Europe when we heard loud screaming above us. Sure enough, someone had jumped off a bridge and was swinging above the river.

We took a break and decided to wait for the next brave girl who would perform her own Bungee swing jump. Two professional guys were operating the ropes on the bridge.

Looks like fun, and for some reason, not quite as daredevilish as a Bungee jump straight down.

Top 5 Nordic cities

Gothenburg is one of my favorite cities in Europe. Regarding Scandinavia, I would rank the top 5 Nordic cities like so:

1. Copenhagen, Denmark
2. Gothenburg, Sweden
3. Tromsö, Norway
4. Turku, Finland
5. Uppsala, Sweden.

Here is a travel guide book video trailer for Gothenburg:

Book details here.

My favorite places in Gothenburg:
– Haga. A lovely old neighborhood.
– Slottsskogen. A large park in the outskirts of city center. Features a small zoo.
– The canals. Gothenburg was originally protected by walls and canals. The walls have disappeared but the canals still circle the old city center.

A tour in Antibes, France

Antibes on Cote d’Azur (Riviera) in Southern France is one my favorite towns. Once you leave the busy traffic of coastal roads behind, and approach the old town, the port and the Mediterranean Sea, you realize why so many French and foreigners want to visit or live in Antibes. The town is located between Nice and Cannes that everyone knows, but Antibes is even more charming than its more widely known neighbors.

The last time I visited Antibes, I drove directly to the large car park located by the port, and started walking. A bicycle is another good choice to explore Antibes – even the old town.

This trip to Riviera was one of the many that were required to collect information for the travel guidebook The Gems of Nice and the French Riviera.

antibes, france

antibes, france

antibes, france