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If you love travelling, photography and travel tips, you are in the right place.
I am Vibeke, a travel blogger and a photographer from Norway. I help travellers with useful travel tips and experiences from around the world.

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20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a popular destination for people all over the world. It has beautiful canals, churches, flowers, museums and attractions.
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What To Pack For A Trip To Europe
What To Pack For A Summer- Trip To Europe
It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a summer trip to Europe. That’s why I have
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How To Avoid Parasites While Travelling
How To Avoid Parasites While Travelling
Nothing is worse than ruining your vacation by being glued to the toilet or not being able to trust a
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15 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is an interesting place to visit in Europe. Budapest has so much important history and beautiful places to visit.
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How To Get The Most Out Of A Trip To Machu Picchu
How To Get The Most Out Of A Trip To Machu Picchu
Many people have Machu Picchu on their bucket list. Visiting the breathtaking Inca citadel that the Spanish conquerors never found
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10 Things You Have To Do In Cusco, Peru
10 Things You Have To Do In Cusco, Peru
The old capital of the Inca empire is a must visit Peru. This historical city gained UNESCO heritage in 1983
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What To Pack For A Winter-Trip To Europe
What To Pack For A Winter-Trip To Europe
  It is not easy to figure out what to pack for a Winter-trip to Europe. That’s why I have
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How To See Madrid If You Only Got A Few Hours
How To See Madrid If You Only Got A Few Hours
On my way from Ecuador to Norway, I had a long layover in Madrid. I decided to take the opportunity
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5 Reasons Namibia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination
Quiver trees in the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop, Namibia. We road tripped through Namibia for the month of March
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Summer Travel - The Ultimate Packing List
Summer Travel – The Ultimate Packing List
It is no better time to travel than during the Summer season, however, it still rains many places during the
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Top 8 Places to Visit in the Sacred Valley, Peru
Travel in the footsteps of the Inca in the Sacred Valley in Peru. Machu Picchu is not the only place
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What To Pack For A Spring Trip To Norway
What To Pack For A Spring Trip To Norway
It can be hard to figure out what to pack for a trip to Norway during the spring season. You
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Taquile Island-A Must-Visit In Titicaca, Peru
Taquile island is a long, but small island on the Peruvian side of Titicaca lake. It is 35 km from
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Rumiloma
Rumiloma Hotel – The Cosiest Hotel in Quito, Ecuador
  Have you ever stayed in a hotel where you feel like you are in a different time? Rumiloma is one
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11 Things You Should NOT Do When Visiting Norway
11 Things You Should NOT Do When Visiting Norway
Norwegians are known to be good skiers, love winter sports and maybe be a little reserved. Some of the things
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Amantani
Amantani – A Must-Visit In Titicaca, Peru
Amantani is an island 2 hours from Puno. It is the largest island on the Peruvian side. There are no
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Staying at Khantati Floating Island in Titicaca, Peru
Why You Should Visit Titicaca On Your Trip To Peru
Titicaca lake is on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It is also the largest lake in South America. There
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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Puno in Peru
Puno is located in the southeast of Peru. It is the city that is located closest to Titicaca on the
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Huayna Picchu - Is It Really Worth it?
Huayna Picchu – Is It Really Worth it?
Huayna Picchu (Wayna Picchu) is the tall mountain in the background of the iconic Machu Picchu photos. It is a
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7 Ways To Deal With Altitude Sickness While Travelling In South America
7 Ways To Deal With Altitude Sickness While Travelling In South America
Altitude sickness is real. Not everyone experiences it, however, some experience it worse than others. After struggling with altitude sickness in
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The Ultimate List Of Travel Apps That Will Make Your Travels Easier
The Ultimate List Of Travel Apps That Will Make Your Travels Easier
Almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Why not make travelling a lot easier for you and keep everything you need
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Travel Essentials You Didn't Know You Needed
Travel Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed
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The Best City Breaks in Europe
You might be someone who already lives in a city and if so, you might think that going abroad on
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Alaska
Way up North – Places to Explore in Alaska
Winter is finally here, and there is no better place to plan your well-deserved winter escapade than the great north.
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The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Cotopaxi National Park In Ecuador
The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Cotopaxi National Park In Ecuador
Cotopaxi national park is a free national park in Ecuador. Cotopaxi is the third highest active volcano in the world
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Jealous of Your Friends’ Travels? 7 Tips To Overcome Travel Envy
Travel envy can sting. You’re enjoying your morning coffee and scrolling through your social media only to see an acquaintance
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Spending A Night Next To An Active Volcano - Tambopaxi, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Spending A Night Next To An Active Volcano – Tambopaxi, Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Tambopaxi is definitely the best place to stay in Cotopaxi National Park. Whether you choose to stay in a private
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23 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Peru
23 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Peru
  Peru might be one of the most interesting places you can visit. Peru is the home of one of
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Budapest packing list
What To Pack For A Trip To Budapest, Hungary – Winter Edition
Yes, Hungary is quite south of Europe. But it can get really cold in Winter. You don’t want to ruin
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5 Things to Look for When Buying a Camper Trailer
5 Things to Look for When Buying a Camper Trailer
Camping is embedded into the Australian culture, and while you used to be expected to rough it when in the
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travel documenting
Tips And Tricks For Documenting Your Journeys
When you embark on an exciting journey, you want to hold on to the memories of your trip. But’s all
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Año Viejo - Why You Should Celebrate New Years In Ecuador
Año Viejo – Why You Should Celebrate New Year’s In Ecuador
In Ecuador, New Year’s is not called New Years. It is called Año Viejo (old year.) Año Viejo is celebrated all over
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Mountain rhododendron blossoming
7 Tips to Be a More Sustainable Traveler
Pink rhododendron flowers and happy young woman on summer mountainside(Ukraine, Carpathian Mountains) Travelling, unfortunately, isn’t always the most sustainable activity.
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Top 10 Things To Do In Lisbon Portugal
Top 10 Things to Do in Lisbon, Portugal
If you find yourself traveling through Lisbon, Portugal make sure you do not miss any of these main attractions to
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Where to Eat and Drink in Cusco, Peru
Where to Eat and Drink in Cusco, Peru
Some of the best restaurants in Peru are found in Cusco. You can find anything from traditional Peruvian food, Ceviche, Italian
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Staying at Khantati Floating Island in Titicaca, Peru
Staying at Khantati Floating Island in Titicaca, Peru
  Khantati Island is an own island on the Uros floating Islands in Titicaca. Titicaca is a lake on the
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Jeløy, Norway - The Pearl of the Oslofjord
Jeløy, Norway – The Pearl Of The Oslofjord
A 40 minutes train ride south of Oslo will leave you at a city called Moss. A charming city of roughly
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Top 10 Instagram Spots in Cuba
Top 10 Instagram Spots In Cuba
An instagrammable destination has become more important for many when you choose travel destinations, especially among Millennials and Gen Z.
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What To Pack For A Trip To Peru
What To Pack For A Trip To Peru
Peru is on the bucket list of many. Most of us have seen pictures of Machu Pichu and are generally
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10 Things To Think About Before You Move Abroad
It has never been easier to move to another country and many millennials especially decide to leave their home country
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10 best Instagram spots in Quito.
10 Best Instagram Spots In Quito, Ecuador
You can find a lot of attractive Instagram spots in Ecuador’s capital. Everything from craters, lookouts, monuments and urban city life. Here
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What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador - For Female Travelers
What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador – For Female Travelers
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How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands
How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands
    Travelling to the Galapagos Islands is on many people’s bucket list. It is a trip of a lifetime
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6 best ideas, activities, and resources for road trips with kids
  I believe you can never enjoy the road trip in the absence of cranky kids and family whose laughter
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What To Pack For An All-Inclusive Resort In Mexico
What To Pack For An All-Inclusive Resort In Mexico
Staying at an All Inclusive Resort in Mexico is supposed to be relaxing, but It is not easy to figure
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How I Earned My First $200 Travel Blogging
How I Earned My First $200 Travel Blogging
You might have seen bloggers posting a post about how much they earned last month etc. I could never understand
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Moon Palace All-Inclusive in Cancun - A review
Moon Palace All-Inclusive Resort In Cancun – A Review
Moon Palace All-inclusive Resort is a part of  Palace Resorts . I got the chance to stay at Grand Resort, the newest resort
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Taking A Helicopter Tour Of Sydney In Winter
The winter in Sydney can be an excellent time of year to explore this multicultural and vibrant city so that
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Isabela Island a must-see in The Galapagos Islands
Isabela Island – A Must Visit In The Galapagos Islands
Isabela Island is a must see in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, I will explain why. Isabela Island is the
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The Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Sydney
  Generally, after a long day of business meetings and sightseeing, most people want just to put their heads on
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Hunter Valley, Australia
Hunting Down the Best of Hunter Valley
An escape to the countryside in the oldest wine region of Australia located just 2 hours north of Sydney will
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7 Breath-Taking Skiing Experiences in India
Ever dreamt of getting on a cable car and letting it take you at the top of a snow-covered mountain,
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Trinidad - A Must-Visit In Cuba
Trinidad – A Must-Visit In Cuba
  Trinidad in Cuba is one of those places you wouldn’t believe existed. It is so different and unique and
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North Seymour Island - A Must See In The Galapagos Islands
North Seymour Island – A Must-See In The Galapagos Islands
There are many islands in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. North Seymour is one of the best you can visit.
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30 Photos That Will Make You Pack Your Bags And Visit The Galapagos Islands
30 Photos That Will Make You Pack Your Bags And Visit The Galapagos Islands
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands is a dream for many people. There is no better place on this planet to
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How to avoid getting bumped from a flight
A Short List On How To Avoid Getting Bumped From A Flight
  The video of the man getting dragged out of the overbooked United airline flight is haunting and disturbing. No
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What to pack for the Galapagos Islands
What To Pack For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  It is so important to be prepared for the Galapagos Islands. One of the most important things is to
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Why you should visit Misahualli in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Why You Should Visit Misahualli and Tena in The Ecuadorian Amazon
Visiting Mishaualli in the Ecuadorian Amazon is a dream come true. For me, as a Norwegian, the jungle is something
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Quito Old Town - A Guide to the Unesco Heritage Listed Old Town in Ecuador
Quito Old Town – A Guide to the Unesco Heritage Listed Old Town in Ecuador
Experience outstanding Colonial churches, museums and monuments in the Old Town in Quito also known as Centro Historico. After numerous
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3 Things You Should Think About When Booking Your Boutique Hotel
When we think about booking a boutique hotel, we think about the many things we require from a good hotel
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Visit Canada and fulfill your dream Canadian Bucket List
Visit Canada and fulfill your dream Canadian Bucket List
  A guest post by Priya from Travel World Guide. The year 2017 marks as Canada’s 150th birthday and in
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The ultimate list of hashtags for travelers
The Ultimate List of Hashtags for Travelers
It is hard to get seen on Instagram without using hashtags. If you already have a big following and are
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Old Havana - A Self Guided Walking Route With Map
Old Havana – A Self-Guided Walking Route With Map
You simply can’t travel to Havana, Cuba without checking out Old Havana (Habana Vieja.) Many tourists choose to take the
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Vacations That Are Going To Make You A Better Photographer
If you love photography, then travel is without a doubt the best way to offer yourself to exposure to subjects
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How Can You Travel Long Term?
Many travel addicts can’t get enough of travelling and want to come up with more and more ideas of how
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7 Tips to Avoid Jet Lag
7 Tips To Avoid Jet lag
Dealing with jet lag can be challenging if you don’t know how to prepare yourself. This is a list of
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A list of travel items to use in 2017
Essentials Travel Items For 2017
2017 is finally here! Maybe you put travel more on your new year resolution list? If you did, great! Here are
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top 6 things to do in Quito Ecuador The Viking Abroad
Top 6 Things To Do in Quito
This post contains affiliate links  Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located on the equator in South America. Imagine standing
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Mindo – Ecuadorian Cloud Forest
Mindo is in the cloud forest in Ecuador. It is only two hours from Quito. Mindo is known for its
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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad
We live in a time where many young people prefer to travel the world or study at university or college.
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Isveglio - The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee
Isveglio – The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee
Nothing is better than drinking a coffee without being interrupted. And by that, I also mean good, quality coffee. No
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20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador
20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador
  Ecuador is a small country in South America, placed on the equator. Ecuador is crossing borders with Colombia and
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Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador
Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador
Last Saturday my legs were aching for hiking. My boyfriend and I couldn’t find anything closer than Rucu Pichincha, which
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20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Australia
20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Australia
  Ah Australia, how much I miss living in that beautiful country! As soon as I finished High School I
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How To Travel With Fibromyalgia
How to travel with Fibromyalgia
  This post contains affiliate links  I haven’t been so open about having fibromyalgia. I have had it for roughly
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How To Spend 1 Day In Oslo
How To Spend 1 Day In Oslo, Norway
If you are backpacking around Europe and have limited time in Norway – This is the post to read on
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Could you live abroad?
Could you live abroad?
Always dreamed about living abroad? People might say; “Just go for it, you only live once!” But is it really
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Travel Gift Guide
Travel Gift Guide
    Christmas is just around the corner. Maybe you have no idea what to give to your travel-loving friend?
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Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
-Dali Lama
Vibeke - The Viking Abroad

The Viking Abroad

My name is Vibeke. A travel blogger and a photographer from Norway. I am posting about my journey around the world as well as my experiences living in Ecuador. I have been to over 20 countries around the world, however I have so much more on my list.

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