A Bachelorette Party in Saint Raphael

We arrived at Saint Raphael train station for the bachelorette party. A beautiful seaside town in the French Riviera. We were picked up by Nadia and her soon-to-be husband, Gisle. The “g” is pronounced like the g in “nugget” and his name is pronounced Gis-leh”. Our accommodation is a holiday house to be shared with 15 […]

Paris in the Summertime

While September is technically not summer, with the magnificent weather, I was happy to say it felt like Paris in the summertime. We checked in to the hotel (La Manufacture) in the Latin Quarter early on Thursday morning. While waiting for our room, decided to explore the “Leftbank”. Full of cafés and boutique stores.Then on to the […]

48 hours in Milan

Before I headed into the dark depths of my first Norwegian winter, I decided to meet up with my friend Sare. We started our Euro adventure with 48 hours in Milan. I booked us a room at Brera Apartments. A wonderful little place within walking distance to the heart of the city. I could have […]

A night in Berlin

What to do when you have spare time? Find a last minute flight and spend a night in Berlin! At 8.30am we were at The Circus Hotel, a really fun and central place who put a lot of thought into their guests stay. The reviews were pretty good and had mentioned how friendly the staff […]

Bucket List #42: Skiing in the Alps

Since moving to Norway I’ve decided to take up snowboarding again. I had my first run down the slopes in January 2013, which is about eight years since the last time I strapped in to my board. When the opportunity to go skiing in the Alps in Austria, I was really pumped. We flew into […]

A rainy weekend in Prague

Taking advantage of some cheap flights, we headed off for a weekend in Prague. Up until recently, Prague had always been warmer than Oslo. But, as (bad) luck would have it, we arrived to a top of 13 degrees and rain. At one point it was just 6 degrees. I did not pack for that […]

A visit to the Czech Beer Festival

As with most trips, I like to see what’s happening in the city. so I don’t miss out on something really cool. On my recent trip to Prague, I’d read that the Český Pivní Festival aka Czech Beer Festival was on. While I don’t usually drink a lot of beer myself, the Czech Republic is known for […]

Lew’s Reviews: Mosaic House, Prague

Hotel Name: Mosaic House Location: Odboru 4, Prague, Czech Republic Website: mosaichouse.com Type: Hotel and shared accommodation Booked via: Booking.com Overall Rating: Here’s why… Location: 4/6 To get from the airport to Mosaic House, it took about an hour by bus with a change to the metro. The hotel is located near Karlovo náměstí station, which is […]

First day of summer in Oslo at Musikkfest

It was the first of June, the day Oslo hosts Musikkfest. The sun was shining and even better, the temperature got above 20 degrees, which, as an Aussie living in Oslo, I was really happy about. I didn’t realise how much I had missed the warmth of the sun. What better way to enjoy the […]

Beers, Beaches and Vineyards, Perth

Over the years, I had seen a lot of Australia but never ventured over to the West Side (feel free to pronounce that “west siiieeeede!”, I know I just did). Only when I started to date a Norwegian did I put the plan in place to visit. People are surprised at how big Australia is. […]