Nuuk feels like the end of the world, but no, it’s a booming town of 18 000 people and the capital of Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark adjacent to Canada. Greenland was traditionally settled by Inuit and Thule peoples; the first Europeans to arrive were the Icelandic settlers in 986. Norse settlements disappeared in […]
Find out the answer and explore it virtually at https://swedenmarker.com/2020/12/23/advent-calendar-2020-23-sweden-hills/. Original photo: Gaudi9223, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Link to photo in above-linked web page.
Of the major capitals in Southeast Asia today, Kuala Lumpur’s location comes in as a bit of unique: it belongs to a maritime nation whose capital is not on the coast. Indeed, 200 years ago, nobody would believe this place would be the site of a great city: it’s a muddy place deep in the […]
The capital of the state of Texas in the United States, is also its most interesting city. While Texas is often thought of as a conservative state with lots of ranches, Austin is practically none of these—it has the most liberal and innovative community of all Texas, and a hub for creatives and startups. The […]
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. While it had been an ancient capital with the name Thăng Long (rising dragon), it became the capital of French Indochina in 1887. It later became the capital of North Vietnam and, after the Vietnam War, of all Vietnam. Hanoi is notable for traditional Vietnamese architecture like the Temple […]
Vancouver, on Canada’s west coast, is a great mix of cultures—First Nations, European, Chinese, Indian, all over the world—and it’s one of the most liveable and sustainable metropolis in the world as well. Explore this gem on the Pacific coast with Metrunner now: (Public domain photo)
The British colonial times in Hong Kong left much heritage. As the downtown of Hong Kong, the steep slope of Central is worth a visit, full of stories from the past 180 years. Let’s revisit the World Orienteering Day virtual orienteering tour of Old Town Central, brought to you by MetOC and Metrunner.
Uppsala is the 4th largest city in Sweden, and carries special prestige: it’s the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, primate of the Church of Sweden (i.e. the Swedish counterpart of England’s Archbishop of Canterbury); the location of one of the two most prestigious universities in the country (the other being Lund); the religious and […]
Oh, the extreme north! As we speak, the Norwegian polar territory of Svalbard is already in total darkness, a situation that will continue until end of January. In the meantime, you can explore Longyearbyen (largest town in Svalbard) virtually below:
The capital of Victoria State in Australia and a major metropolis, Melbourne offers history, culture and greenery in equal measure. Explore Melbourne virtually with the tour below: