Author Archives: Muller

It’s Cold in Tromsø

The past couple of days have seen temperatures eventually approaching long-term normal values in Tromsø, at 69° 40′ 58″ N the world’s northernmost city. Provided clear skies, today’s the last chance for seeing the sun rising above the horizon, for the next two months … Continue reading

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Holier-than-though

Amids a humanitarian catastrophe of, well, biblical dimension in Yemen, the BBC’s Lyse Doucet interviewed yesterday Saudi Arabia’s foreign affairs minister, Adel al-Jubeir. Visibly miffed by insisting Doucet, the 55-yr-old indeed soft-spoke about Iran as the root cause of the … Continue reading

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Is Salvator Mundi Leonardo’s?

Earlier this week, a new record was set for an artist’s painting. Four-hundred million bucks plus fees for (allegedly) Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (about 1500) were offered by a (yet) unknown bidder in the Postwar and Contemporary (sic) Art … Continue reading

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What Has Happened to These Boys?

I had taken this picture in early 2007 on our walk down from Kawkaban (at almost 3000 m) to Shibam (the other one, not that in the Hadhramaut). Yemen was my last travel destination when living in the Middle East. … Continue reading

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Whale Watching in Tromsø

  Last week’s whale watching safari in the Kaldfjord of Kvaløja/Troms was unfortunately unsuccessful. We booked Northern Sailing, responsible whale watching on an oak shooner as it is known that Northern Norway may be the last resort for these beautiful … Continue reading

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