I heart NY

Nothing like a historic blizzard to delay your travel plans. But we finally arrived a day and a half later. Note: be prepared for 20 questions at every step of the way when flying in to the U.S. But at the end of the day, it’s still a city that makes you say “I heart […]

Cycling Around Amsterdam

As a birthday present I flew to Amsterdam for the weekend (lucky me!). Some friends live there and were kind enough to let us stay in their apartment while they were traveling about. So basically, a really cheap weekend for me. The first thing we did was jump on a bike and start cycling. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]