Internet transparency? I’m both scared and excited about its benefits and dangers. I remember keeping a lock on my personal, well-hidden diary when I was young, so I gasp when I see how young people expose themselves on Facebook. Nowadays it seems to be increasingly difficult to communicate confidentially, even to be in danger of being seen as having something to hide if one tries to do so.
Soon after moving to England, I made myself two promises: one was that I was never to display multicoloured fairy lights in any home of mine; the second was that I was NEVER to have ANYTHING to do with net curtains. I’d look at these strange rags with scorn, pitying the fools who actually believed that they would prevent people from seeing into their homes and disregarding what I felt the curtains said about their homes in the first place.
IS IT JUST ME... Who at this time of year is under a huge amount of pressure from ski-enthusiast friends and family-members? Ski-enthusiasts insist with almost religious ardour, that their “truth” is the same truth for everybody else. You don’t find that kind of insistence from people who figure-skate, play volleyball or occasionally vacation in Brighton.
When talking about island hopping most people probably think of Greece. But think again. With 406 islands, Denmark offers similar opportunities, and if that has roused your interest, why not start with the most exotic and most eastern island of the kingdom: Bornholm – the Baltic beauty.
As a European City of Culture and World Heritage, Bergen offers world-class experiences and culture. Being the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions – all year round. Bergen is an international city packed with history and tradition, as well as a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere. Bergen likes visitors, and Bergen is worth a visit.
Sweden is a country with high cultural intensity – and density! A country widely known for its natural beauty and vast landscape scenery, Sweden is also prominent in cutting-edge urban culture.
Swedish supergroup Ace of Base are back! After an eight year hiatus, they have come back with their fifth studio album, The Golden Ratio. They will be returning to UK shores in 2011, but Scan Magazine met up with the group in Stockholm at the end of 2010. We wanted to talk about the new album, but also about the fact that the line-up is now a little different, too.