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I have always fed on information and just cannot stop trying to improve communication approaches, at work and in private. The first time I travelled far was in 2000 on a 5-week trip to Chile and Argentina. Since then, I have returned to Latin America five more times, and counting. I speak six languages - and get by in another four.

  • Hometown

    Wherever I Lay My Hair...

  • Location now

    Lëtzebuerg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

  • Work published

    In Danish newspapers and a few tourist brochures. Also, in some internal newsletters at my workplace. Plus on my blog: clasen.blogspot.com. When it comes to travel writing, V!VA is my first professional experience.

  • Travel philosophy

    You see more if you don't watch the world through a camera lens.

  • Craziest place

    Farewell Spit, South Island, New Zealand: The wind was so strong that you could lean against it with your entire weight without falling.

    Ciudad del Este, Paraguay: A heaven (or hell) for shopping for anything at any price. Pirate stuff of course.

  • Bizarre experience

    In Hanga Roa (Easter Island), being invited into a drunk Polynesian hotel owner's office. He always acted very feminine and even shy - but on this night, he gave us mussel necklaces on, offered us pisco sour, and dressed up in his traditional Rapa Nui warrior outfit even though he said he had gotten too old to model...

  • Advice

    To forget all about prejudice on people and mentality, and to dare seeing also what no guide spends time and space on.

  • Dream destination

    Do you have a couple of hours?...

    Well, I am addicted to Latin America. A year gone by without a trip there makes me feel like something is missing.

    I'd love to do the full Torres del Paine trek.

     

     

  • Traveled before

    Chile (3 times), Argentina (also 3 times), Ecuador including Galápagos, Peru, a snippet of Brazil, Mexico, Alaska, New Zealand, and almost all of Europe including obscure corners like North Cape, the outer archipelagos of Scotland, the Azores, Sarajevo and Eastern Poland.

  • Going next

    To Hokkaido.

Bjørn Clasen's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • Bye Beetle

    Jun 17, 2009 - Mexico

    Beetles or Bugs are everywhere in Mexico. No, not only the insects but also the cars. The ‘Vocho’ as it ......

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  • Planetario Domo Imax

    Dec 06, 2008 - Centro Civico 5 De Mayo, Puebla, Mexico

    The wooden pyramid just next to Imagina, for which visitors can buy a joint ticket, hosts the planetarium. Don’t expect ......

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  • Muralism

    Dec 06, 2008 - Mexico

    Larger than paintings, longer than comics, more meaningful than graffiti ? Murals! They are everywhere in Mexico. People have drawn on ......

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Destinations

  • Fuerte de Guadalupe

    Dec 06, 2008 - Centro Civico 5 De Mayo, Puebla, Mexico

    A fortress wall, some ruins, a couple of cannons, lawns with a few bushes cut to LOOK like cannons - ......

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Hotels

  • Hotel Santiago

    Dec 06, 2008 - Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico

    Overlooking the Cathedral, the terrace with red tiles and talaveras is already one reason to stay at Hotel Santiago. Rooms ......

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  • Parador Monte Carmelo

    Nov 14, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    For the architecture lover, Parador Monte Carmelo is a good choice. The restored mansion has spacious rooms with rustic wooden ......

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  • Hotel Casa Cue

    Nov 14, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Located two blocks south of the Zócalo, Hotel Casa Cue is close to everything and, yet, is not overrun by ......

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Restaurants

  • Teorema

    Dec 06, 2008 - Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico

    Chilean-owned Teorema serves Chilean and Mexican food in a cozy, intellectual setting. Sit at small round tables among the slightly ......

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  • El Mural de los Poblanos

    Dec 06, 2008 - Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico

    What looks like an ordinary closed door from the outside hides one of Puebla’s best restaurants. As the name says, ......

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  • La Biznaga

    Nov 14, 2008 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Mestizo cuisine, prepared and served creatively in a little skylit courtyard. It's expensive but worth it for those who feel ......

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Activities

  • Galería de periodistas ilustres de Oaxaca

    Jun 28, 2009 - Centro Historico, Oaxaca, Mexico

    The portrait gallery of notable Oaxaca journalists decorates the two small reading rooms of Hemeroteca Pública de Oaxaca "Néstor Sánchez ......

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  • Zócalo

    Jun 27, 2009 - Puebla, Mexico

    Plaza Principal, as it is also called, is a place to observe Puebla’s rhythm. Businessmen reading the paper while the ......

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  • San Pedro Museo de Arte

    Dec 06, 2008 - Puebla, Mexico

    Set in a big old hospital building close to the Zócalo, San Pedro seems to target a more mature public ......

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Tours

  • Sectur

    Dec 06, 2008 - Puebla, Mexico

    Lots of tiime and the will to do something unusual are needed to join Sectur’s two-day trip on the less-visited ......

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  • Servitours

    Dec 06, 2008 - Puebla, Mexico

    Admire the volcanoes Popcatepetl and Iztaccihuatl from up close - or take a two-day trip to Mexico City. These tours, ......

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  • Gozamex

    Dec 06, 2008 - Puebla, Mexico

    Gozamex has 11 different tours, and there is something for everyone. From its three offices in the city center, tourists ......

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