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? Because who does not like a good breakfast!     Our room was great; it was a junior suite, and when hotelling, extra space is always nice. More than nice, it is great! We booked it through hotels.com they always have these great offers, you might want to check them out. And for finding other unforgettable experiences at your travel destination Viator is a great place to start. I’m told this is…

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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 conquered this Norwegian mountain on foot but we went up by cable car this time because we decided to go pretty late in the day. Also, I’m still only acclimatising to Norwegian weather. It was a much colder day than the 2 days prior and I had not prepared the appropriate gear. Preparation is key! I’m told many people tend to find themselves freezing atop…

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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 lobster. Would I like to go, he asked? Of course I did! I had been very eager to go fishing since my first trip to Norway, and was very excited about this chance. I was happy to go catching lobster! I need to work on my fishing wardrobe Come the morning of the D-day, I was up early like a proper fisherman. My eagerness soon…

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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 hands nearly every 2 hours. If my hands get that dry, I can only imagine what my face feels like! That’s why I do all of this the night before I travel. I try to avoid dry skin like the plague. I’m writing this while air bound right now, and I made a mistake this time round. I was so sleepy last night that I…

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Why you might be doing skincare wrong

Why you might be doing skincare wrong

The time to start a pro-youth (my preferred replacement for the word ‘anti-aging’) skincare regimen is before you need it. Most people wait until they start seeing fine lines on their face before they start running for the anti-aging products.  Wrong. The time to start such a regimen is when your skin is young, so you can keep it that way best as you can, and ward off the effects of time and the elements/environment on skin. By doing this, you give your skin the tools it needs to stay vibrant. There are a host of substances known to keep…

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Skin care when traveling – how to keep your glow

Skin care when traveling – how to keep …

    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 glowing skin even after a 23 hour flight plus a 3 hour commute to your apartment. Trust me, I have travelled this long more frequently than I care to, and these tips are tried and tested. They have stood the test of time.…

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How to prepare for a trip to Africa

How to prepare for a trip to …

    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 trip to Africa. Africa is a beautiful place. It is complex, like every place else, and unique too. Like any new place, you want to get there prepared, not least of all mentally. The right attitude. This is everything. Are you heading there…

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How to fly smart

How to fly smart

    Traveling is fun but it can take such a toll, mostly because it requires lots of preparation and a heightened degree of alertness because you want to make sure the whole process goes as seamlessly as possible, without hiccups like lost bags or documents. Here are a few tips to help me you along your jetset life, so you can fly like a pro. 1.Plan ahead Find out your airlines travel restrictions such as size and weight of carry-on, and whether or not you get a free checked bag or have to pay for it. This will save…

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Getting around in Malta

Getting around in Malta

This Mediterranean Island is the ideal getaway for many, but getting from A to B can be so tricky you might want to pull your hair out. Nothing gets me in the feels more than feeling stranded in a foreign land, without the information I need to help myself. I have lived in Malta for a year now and have learnt a few things, so do not despair, I am happy to share! 1. At the airport If you have nothing arranged prior, take the white cabs at the exit itself. There is a taxi stand just outside arrivals, with…

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Heading to the Motherland

Heading to the Motherland

This month I’m back in Uganda, to pick up from where I left teaching clinical pharmacy to 3rd and 4th year university pharmacy students. This is what I was doing before I left for Malta to do my doctorate, and I love this work so I’m back doing it before the summer recess ends and I have to return to being a student myself, doctoral research and all. After this I’ll be heading back to the Mediterranean yet again. ———————— I took this picture in the Duty Free section at the airport, I could wander in Duty Free forever, so…

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