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Right below, you find links to my newest websites in English or Spanish.
further below, you find links to my other websites in English.


  • A different Afghanistan. Impressions and photos from Afghanistan in the late 1960's

  • Chinese in English. Important messages lost in translation

  • Cabo Verde - Las islas en el paraiso en el invieno Danés

  • Whatever happened to Randolh Scott - a great ear hanger from the seventies

  • In search of The Canary Islands


  • Do you like individual travels with a rucksack to remote, exotic countries, where YOU and not a travel agency decide what to see?

  • Do you think that travelling improves your understanding of life and is an important part of your self-knowledge?

  • Do you like trekking in mountains?

  • Do you like everyday life even if the exciting things are not happening every day?

  • Do you find science of nature (especially astronomy) very interesting?

  • Are you amazed and excited at the potential of the internet?

  • Do you sometimes keep sitting at your desk half of the night at your computer, caught in the middle of your own universe?

  • If your answer is NO to more than half of these questions, well, thank's for your visit, but maybe you should push the "BACK" - button and go somewhere else in the Cyberspace. However, if you agree in most of the statements, please keep the connection and visit some of my sub-menues below.


    Just before sunset in front of Ratong Peak (6.678 meters) near Kanchenjunga in eastern Nepal.
    Read more about this in my article below.




    Travel articles:

    you now have he following options in English in alphabetical order of countries:

    Afghanistan:
  • A different Afghanistan. Impressions and photos from Afghanistan in the late 1960's

  • Australia:
  • Photos from Australia
  • Travelling and trekking in Australia and Indonesia. A travel and trekking adventure with rucksack across Australia and Indonesia from June to october 98.

  • Bulgaria:
  • Landscapes of Bulgaria, especially for trekkers and nature lovers

  • Cuba:
  • Landscapes of Cuba. In search of the soul of Cuba through photos and descriptions in 2010.

  • Denmark:
  • Landscapes of Denmark. Digital photos from the Danish countryside
  • Images from wonderful Copenhagen
  • Photos from Eastern Greenland

  • Egypt:
  • Photos from Egypt

  • France:
  • Photos from Paris, May 2005

  • Gambia (and Senegal):
  • Images from Gambia and Senegal. Photos from a trip to Gambia and Senegal in February 2004

  • Greenland:
  • Photos from Eastern Greenland

  • India:
  • The challenge of freedom. Impressions from voluntary work in India March-April 2013
  • A tribute to the Indian railways!

  • Indonesia:
  • In search of Bali.Some good and alternative tips for first time visitors to Indonesia's most popular destination
  • Sunrise on Java Island.Trekking to the top of Mount Bromo, one of Indonesia's most active vulcanoes.
  • Photos from Indonesia
  • Images from Gunung Rinjani, Lombok
  • Travelling and trekking in Australia and Indonesia. A travel and trekking adventure with rucksack across Australia and Indonesia from June to October 98.

  • Israel:
  • Images from Israel and Sinai

  • Italy:
  • Landscapes of Toscana. Photos from a trekking holiday in Alpi Alpuane in northern Italy in May, 2006

  • Kenya:
  • Landscapes of East Africa. Photos from travelling and trekking in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

  • Morocco:
  • Trekking in the High Atlas in Morocco. Photos from a great trek in North West Africa

  • Nepal:
  • Nepal revisited. Trekking to the base camp of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain
  • Kathmandu, October 2009. A snapshot from the capital of Nepal
  • Photos from Nepal Himalaya

  • New Zealand:
  • New Zealand - the land at the end of the world. Impressions and photos from a visit in January- February 2013

  • Norway:
  • Landscapes of Scandinavia. Photos from a trip to Norway in august, 2005
  • On a cruise with Hurtigruten – the world's most beautiful sea voyage. Impressions and photos from Kirkenes to Bergen

  • Portugal:
  • Trekking on Madeira Island
  • Photos from Madeira, september 2002
  • Landscapes of The Azores. Photos from a trip to São Miguel in August / September, 2005

  • Russia:
  • Lake Baikal - the big freshwater sea in the heart of Central Asia

  • Canary Islands (Spain):
  • In search of The Canary Islands
  • Landscapes of Tenerife. Photos from a trip to The Canary Islands in January/February, 2006

  • Thailand:
  • Amazing Bangkok! a short, but enthusiastic description of the capital of Thailand
  • Trekking, Rafting and elephant-riding in Thailand with my 12-year-old daughter
  • Photos from Thailand

  • Uganda:
  • Ruwenzori. Trekking back to the age of the dinosaurs

  • USA:
  • New York - my first visit to God's own country. Impressions & photos from one of the world's biggest metropoles


  • Other articles in English describing more than one country:
  • The Hippie Trail - the road to Paradise
  • Travelling and trekking in Australia and Indonesia. A travel and trekking adventure with rucksack across Australia and Indonesia from June to October 98.

  • Photo galleries:
  • Photo gallery. Selected photos, especially from my numerous travels


  • Others:
  • Wise words written about the psychology of travelling
  • Danish version of my home page





  • On my way to China with the Trans-Siberian and the Trans-Mongolean Railway from Moscow to Beijing
    during the autumn 2006.



    If you have comments or questions, then please mail me at pontoppidan214@gmail.com .

    This page is edited by Erik Pontoppidan, Copenhagen, Denmark.