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, […]

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. […]

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 […]