198: How I Ran Out of Countries by Gunnar Garfors

By Gunnar Garfors

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Gunnar Garfors has visited all 198 international locations on the planet - because the youngest pastime traveller - and has encountered humans, locations and occasions such a lot can merely dream of. The globetrotter has deftly woven his reports jointly right into a tale that takes the reader on an emotive experience and establishes a reference to him and his quest. count on outrageous stories grouped in unique issues, entire with personal chapters for each kingdom.

Gunnar's adventures comprise a number of go back and forth international files and he has been featured by means of CNN, Huffington submit, BBC global, day-by-day Mail and plenty of extra media retailers in a hundred+ international locations. he's a shuttle reporter and quizmaster for Norway's greatest radio convey and often offers at media or commute occasions world-wide.

The writer on Twitter: @garfors

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140). 154) can also be fun, and most children love to ride on the trams. 96). 51). When writing addresses, the Viennese write the district number first, followed by the street name, and then the house number; most residential addresses also include an apartment number, separated from the house number by a slash. For example: 9, Löblichgasse 11/14, denotes Flat 14 at no. 11 Löblichgasse in the ninth district. We have used this system throughout the book. Sometimes you’ll find addresses preceded by the postal code rather than the district, often with an “A” (for Austria) hyphenated to the beginning.

139. 47 THE INNE RE S TADT | Kärntnerstrasse is J. & L. at), at no. 112), it also houses the Wiener Glasmuseum (Mon–Fri 10am–7pm, Sat 10am–6pm; free). Stairs at the back lead to the second-floor balcony, where wonderful, mostly antique, exhibits include an incredible range of chandeliers, culminating in a copy of the 1960s chandelier that graces the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Directly opposite Lobmeyr stands the Malteserkirche, its imposing Neoclassical entrance forming a misleading introduction to what is basically a simple, singlenave Gothic church.

The thirteenth-century sculpted figures around the main portal are also worth inspecting, especially the devilish creatures to the left below the apostles, though the iron railings and the ebb and flow of visitors make them hard to appreciate. 43 THE INNE RE S TADT | Stephansplatz and around 44 wall. What you can see, though, is a fifteenth-century crucifix, whose statue of Christ sports a shaggy black beard of human hair – according to legend, it’s still growing. The highlight of the cathedral, though, is without doubt the early sixteenthcentury carved stone pulpit, with portraits of the four fathers of the Christian Church (saints Augustine, Gregory, Jerome and Ambrose), sculpted by an unknown artist, who carved his own image peering from a window below the pulpit stairs.

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