Walking the Cinque Terre, Italy

It was a clear and sunny day in August, perfect for walking the Cinque Terre trail. We had been staying at a friend’s family’s place, a vineyard called Buranco in Monterosso.  To start the day, we had breakfast in the vineyard. What a beautiful landscape to wake up to. From the mountains, we headed down […]

Bucket List #54: Enjoy a White Christmas

In 2012, I spent my first European Christmas in Trondheim, Norway with my partner’s family. The average temperature in December is about -6 degrees – perfect for snow. This was going to be my first white Christmas. When we arrived at his family home just before Christmas. The countryside was covered in white snow, but alas, […]

Bucket List #77: Cycle Through Vietnam

In an adventurous 2006, a good friend of mine and I decided to cycle through Vietnam. The tour took us basically from top to bottom. We cycled around 550km of the route, the whole experience was an eye-opener into another culture. This was a typical day: Wake up early Have a big brekkie Ride for […]

Bucket List #53: Fly First Class

I had seen this item on plenty of bucket lists, so thought I would add it in too. In 2010, I was able to experience the luxury of flying first class. The catch is though, while I did fly first class, I didn’t pay first class prices (good connections). Not that my method of acquiring impacted the […]

My First Friends to Visit Me in Oslo

Two great friends of mine arrived to visit me in Oslo. Days before, the city was covered in snow. However the constant rain had washed it all away, leaving just wet ground and temperatures around 3 degrees. Not letting a bit of rain get to us, we woke up, had a typical Norwegian-style breakfast of […]

First Week in Oslo

The number one item on my bucket list is to live overseas. Well, in August 2012 I moved to Oslo. This is a look at my first week in Oslo. I must of kept the travel gods happy this time round, because both myself and my bags made it to Oslo. On time. No delays. […]