Latest Stories from John (36)
by John Laurenson May 17, 2019
The country has prioritized culinary innovation in recent years.
by John Laurenson May 9, 2019
The specialist skills have been passed down from generation to generation.
by John Laurenson Apr 3, 2019
Almost half of Denmark's libraries are open 24 hours a day.
by John Laurenson Mar 14, 2019
Hotellet, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, is a hotel that trains and employs recovering drug addicts, helping its staff work and reconnect with the wider community. At $74 a night, which includes a Scandinavian breakfast, the rooms are inexpensive…
by John Laurenson Feb 18, 2019
At Albania's betting shops, people could gamble on everything from soccer to the gender of the next royal baby.
by John Laurenson Feb 13, 2019
The "Nordic Diet" is a way of eating that gourmet chefs in Scandinavia started championing about 15 years ago.
by John Laurenson Aug 20, 2018
Rosé wine was long dismissed by wine buffs as cheap and cheerful. But the popularity of rosé is surging in the United States, where sales doubled in 2017. The biggest rosé region is in Provence, France. The French still tend to…
by John Laurenson May 28, 2018
While the city of Amsterdam only has a population of around 850,000 people, it gets around 18 million visitors each year. That has consequences for the quality of life of the people who live there. To curb the worst effects…
by John Laurenson Mar 21, 2018
Norway says it will stop selling gas and diesel cars altogether by 2025.
by John Laurenson Feb 22, 2018
A proposal to charge tourists for entrance to historic churches has been met with resistance from the Conference of French Bishops.