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Birgu Fest – A Candlelight Festival in Vittoriosa

The highlight of Birgu Fest is that the whole city is lit up with candles. The city dwellers turn out the lights in their homes, and light hundreds of candles both inside and outside their homes. If you happen to be in Malta during October, Birgu Fest is must-see! Birgu, also called Vittoriosa, is one […]

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Life in a new language – learning Norwegian 

Today I’m exactly midway through my Norwegian language classes. It has felt like home in Norway since March, but learning Norwegian makes it feel more like home even more each week. The language class teacher is nice, kind and patient, and altogether we represent 9 countries. We all are like toddlers learning to walk, our […]

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Isle of MTV Malta 2017

The Isle of MTV is one of the biggest annual music festivals in Europe. It is organised by MTV Europe and has been held in Malta since 2007. It was previously held in France, Portugal, Spain and Italy. The main show is preceded by the Isle of MTV Malta Music Week, featuring several events across […]

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Travel weight gain and how to avoid it

Did you know that travel weight gain is a real phenomenon? If you have wondered why your clothes seem tighter than you left them pre-holiday, you are not alone. Travel weight gain happened to you, like it does to many other happy travellers. The food back home does not make me fat, but every time […]

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Nidarosdomen is Norway's grandest cathedral
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Nidarosdomen – Norway’s grandest cathedral 

Nidarosdomen is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, and it’s the site of the coronation of kings in Norway. You can see the cathedral’s peaks from almost everywhere in Trondheim. I enjoyed taking pictures of it from every angle I could as I wondered around Trondheim. You don’t find cathedrals this old and grand […]

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A visit to Popeye’s Village

Popeye’s Village is a quaint little village tucked away on one of Malta’s rocky shores. A relic from the movie on Popeye the Sailor-man that was shot here decades ago, they’ve kept this themed piece of rock true to the movie set. While it is not skydive-exciting, it is worth a visit for adults too. See, […]

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The Maltese Islands – Gozo

Gozo is the second biggest of the Maltese islands, and a must visit when in Malta. Think of it as a more serene, cleaner version of mainland Malta. There are many sites to see on this island, it is rich in history. You may want to book yourself a room, or villa and spend more than […]

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A seafood date at Bergen Fish Market

Fisketorget i Bergen – or Bergen fish market – is a very popular attraction for tourists in Bergen.  Here, you will find sea food of  all sorts of shapes, some of it too frightening-looking for me to ever lay a finger on, let alone taste. But a savvy traveller like yourself already knows that  many […]

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