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,…

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…

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…

Understanding Scandinavian Culture and the Nordic People

I have been trying to understand Scandinavian Culture and the Nordic people in general, to make my integration here as smooth as possible. This region has got many cultural nuances, and I have learnt that you risk some frustration if you go in unarmed. You know what they say: knowledge is power. And forewarned is…

Scandic Ørnen

I will say this first about Scandic Ørnen: they know how to lay out a breakfast. It’s such a large spread, you are left wanting for nothing! Whyy am I leading with food? Because who does not like a good breakfast! Our room was great; it was a junior suite, and when hotelling, extra space…

A trip up Ulriken 

Ulriken is one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen, and it’s the highest. It’s very close to Bergen Sentrum so you don’t have to travel very far to get to its base. Many hikers have conquered this Norwegian mountain on foot but we went up by cable car this time because we decided to go…

Catching lobster – Fjords and beyond

A few days before my flight in, Ian had called to say that a friend of his had invited us out and another friend to join him on his fishing boat and go catch some lobster. Would I like to go, he asked? Of course I did! I had been very eager to go fishing…

Dry skin woes during air travel

Dry skin is a bad news. Often when I fly I spend the whole day moving from plane to plane and it’s such skin-dehydrating business, this flying! I find myself needing to re-moisturise my hands nearly every 2 hours. If my hands get that dry, I can only imagine what my face feels like! That’s…

Skin care when traveling – how to keep your glow

Skin care can be tricky when traveling. You want to arrive at your destination without looking like you aged 4 years and lost all your lustre. Which is how I felt every time the plane landed, before I figured out these easy tricks of the trade. I am sharing these pointers to help you keep…

How to prepare for a trip to Africa

So you are heading to a certain country in Africa, and are asking yourself a bunch of questions: what should I know, how should I pack, should I even be going there! Well, you’re in luck! I have got just the answer to your questions.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your…