Traveling to Malta this spring/summer? Tips for a smooth trip during peak season.

Traveling to Malta this spring/summer? Tips …

It is peak season for travel to Malta this time of the year. The sun is shining bright, the streets are busy, and the capital – Valletta – is buzzing with tourists. Some of them…

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Nidarosdomen – Norway’s grandest cathedral 

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…

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A visit to Popeye’s Village

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…

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The Maltese Islands – Gozo

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…

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A seafood date at Bergen Fish Market

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…

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Understanding Scandinavian Culture and the Nordic People

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…

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Scandic Ørnen

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?…

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A trip up Ulriken 

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…

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Catching lobster – Fjords and beyond

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…

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Dry skin woes during air travel

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…

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