Barcelona in the Summer

For my partner’s birthday I decided I’d take him to Barcelona in the Summer. I love giving holidays as gifts, because I get to go too! Although I live in Oslo and it’s summer there as well, I was excited to feel the heat that only 30 degrees can give you. I hadn’t realised I’d […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]