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The world’s largest Gingerbread Town

The world’s largest Gingerbread Town

The Gingerbread Town is the worlds largest, with approximately 2000 houses. The first Gingerbread Town in Bergen was made in 1991. Every year since, kindergartens, schools, private persons, offices, organizations are all contributing with their gingerbread houses. Entering the Gingerbread Town, I immediately feel the […]

Hostel behaving rules

Hostel behaving rules

When traveling solo, I mainly stay in hostels. It is a great way to meet new people either for short conversations or ending up hanging out for a while exploring, and even continue the travel together. The following suggested hostel behaving rules, were written after […]

Street food tour in Hanoi

Street food tour in Hanoi

Hanoi is full of street food stalls, so we decided to learn where and what to eat from the local professionals. We booked a guide from Hanoi Street Food Tours, and Tu got us started from the moment we met. He is the writer of […]

Machu Picchu – a childhood dream

Machu Picchu – a childhood dream

Ever since the first time I saw a photo of Machu Picchu, the image has burned to my memory. The mythical place far up in the Peruvian mountains, with the mystic history and beautiful surroundings. I had always told myself (and others) that when I […]

Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking to Machu Picchu had been on the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember. As the trip to Peru was decided only two weeks before, unfortunately I was way too late to hike the Inca Trail. Both in regards of […]

Secret bars in New York

Secret bars in New York

The so-called speak-easy bars date back to the time when it was illegal to sell alcohol, so they had to be creative finding more hidden and secret locations for the bars. The bars were not only hidden for the authorities. One of the more extreme […]

24 hours in Bergen with the Bergen Card

24 hours in Bergen with the Bergen Card

Being a local in Bergen I wanted to be tourist in my own town, experiencing what the city has to offer. With all the Bergen Card advantages, it was an easy choice. You get free or discounted admittance to most museums and attractions as well as many cultural […]

Thirteen things you must do in Madrid

Thirteen things you must do in Madrid

After spending a few days in Madrid, I wrote down this list in random order. And, 13 is absolutely not a number of misfortune in this case. Snacking in Mercado San Miguel or one of the other markets; Idelfonso or Anton. Walk among the food […]

Captivating experiences in Ljubljana

Captivating experiences in Ljubljana

Ljubljana first captured me with its beauty. Then I was literally captivated when I checked in at Hostel Celica. The building was originally built as a prison in the late 1800s, and held ground as that for more than 100 years. Before Hostel Celica opened its […]

Daytrip from Dublin to Bray and Greystone

Daytrip from Dublin to Bray and Greystone

Dublin is for many synonymous with bar, Guinness and whiskey. But both the city and the surrounding area has more to offer. We took a break from beer and did the cliff walk along the Irish Sea on the coastal path between Bray and Greystone. […]

Three shades of the Pulpit Rock; sunset, sunrise and noon!

Three shades of the Pulpit Rock; sunset, sunrise and noon!

The iconic Pulpit Rock is growing in popularity, and more and more people are finding their way up the stone stairs. Positively, highly welcome wooden planks along the way occasionally replace them, as you will definitely feel the sensation of the rocks in your legs. […]

Magical Bagan

Magical Bagan

Morning haze is starting to ease. As a passenger on an electric scooter, I enjoy the view as we move silently among the countless pagodas and stupas scattered on Bagan’s plains. A few hours earlier: the night bus from Yangon (which I just barely got […]

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a popular connecting hub for plenty other destinations. I can think of quite a few other large cities I like better though, but it is nice as a stopover for a couple days on your way. As I have been to KL […]

Pictures from Croatia

Pictures from Croatia

I just booked a ticket to Croatia in July, so what better way to “celebrate” than looking at photos from my previous trips to this magnificent country? Have you been to Croatia? What is your favorite place? Vis island   Dubrovnik area: More photos and […]

The Pattaya area

The Pattaya area

When I visited Pattaya 11 years ago, I was quite certain I would never go back. However, it just so happened that a good friend of mine moved to Thailand to work there, so I of course had to visit. When thinking of Pattaya, I […]

Ski. Hike. Eat. In Zakopane

Ski. Hike. Eat. In Zakopane

Zakopane is known for skiing and hiking. And cheese. Before I came, I thought the first would play the most important role. It turned out to be a combination of the three. And maybe mostly the cheese… Arriving winter wonderland in the early afternoon, I […]

Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

I hope you are hungry, Fadly asked. I was, but suspected I would not be for very much longer. I was completely right. As a service to their guests, Back Home hostel offer different activities. What caught my attention the most was the food tour. I love […]

Day trip from Minsk to Mir castle and Niasvizh

Day trip from Minsk to Mir castle and Niasvizh

Belarus is of course more than Minsk. Mir castle and the palace in Niasvizh are two popular attractions. To make it easy, I decided to join an organized tour offered by Viapol Tour Operator. I booked the tour just the day before, so the guiding […]

Minsk by night

Minsk by night

Minsk sure has a lively nightlife. By knowing a local, I already had someone screening the places not to go, but more importantly; who know the places to go that are not obvious. There are bars hidden in what looks like government buildings, and also […]

Minsk in Belarus, a pleasant surprise!

Minsk in Belarus, a pleasant surprise!

Wow! Entering the elevator and starting the way up to amazed me already then! Going up to 28th floor and getting out at the terrace at “The View” was simply stunning! Just forget about going anywhere else for the view. This is it! Sitting by […]