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Secret Food Tour in Madrid

Secret Food Tour in Madrid

Food tours are one of my favorite things to do when traveling, so even though I have been to Madrid many times before, I decided to try Secret Food Tours, as I always hope to find the secret local spots. Just before 11, I met […]

Chimpanzees and relaxation in Kibale

Chimpanzees and relaxation in Kibale

Chimp tracking is one of the most popular things to do in Kibale Forest National Park. Uganda Wildlife Authority arrange guided tours in the morning and afternoon, with limited numbers in each group. Before the tracking we had a general briefing with do’s and don’ts, […]

Exploring Murchison Falls National Park

Exploring Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park was my first encounter with the Ugandan wildlife. After a quite long drive from Kampala (including being stuck in the morning traffic) with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, we arrived at Murchison Falls just before sunset. (By the way, check […]

Soaking in a hot stone bath in Paro

Soaking in a hot stone bath in Paro

Slipping into the soothing water at the hot stone bath felt like yet another blessing after returning from the hike to the Tiger’s Nest. On the way back to Paro, we stopped for a hot stone bath. Our guide had called in advanced and booked […]

Hiking to Tiger’s Nest

Hiking to Tiger’s Nest

The clouds were hanging low over the valley, and considering the heavy rainfall during the night, I was not quite sure how the hike to Tiger’s Nest would be. As I have grown up with the saying “there is no such thing as bad weather, […]

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

The Museum of Broken Relationships was on my must see list before going to Zagreb. People from all over the world send in their contribution as therapy or simply just to share their stories of their break up. However, broken relationships are more than two […]

Experiencing Isfjord Radio and Barentsburg

Experiencing Isfjord Radio and Barentsburg

Isfjord Radio and Barentsburg are popular places to visit at Svalbard. I had actually been to both by snowmobile on my first visit to Svalbard a few years ago, but wanted to experience them in the summer as well. Basecamp Explorer offer two day trips […]

Fun facts about Svalbard

Fun facts about Svalbard

The Svalbard archipelago, situated between the mainland on Norway and the North Pole, is a very fascinating place. In many ways. There are more polar bears than people, and four months a year, you experience 24 hours daylight. The Svalbard Treaty from 1920 recognized Norwegian sovereignty in 1925, […]

Food tour in Bratislava

Food tour in Bratislava

When visiting different countries, I always check if there is a food tour available. This is a great way to taste many dishes, and get to know the food culture. Visiting Bratislava was no exception. I signed up for the Traditional Food Tour offered by […]

Three day horse-riding trip to Song Kul

Three day horse-riding trip to Song Kul

The horse stood outside the house ready for me. I was a bit unsure if I was ready for him, it had after all been 10 years since last time I sat on a horse. I was happy though to see that my saddle was […]

Food tour in Bishkek

Food tour in Bishkek

Local food is an important aspect of my travels, so whenever I find a food tour, I am in! Apple Hostel in Bishkek had just put together a food tour for their guests, and I was the first to sign up. The main part of […]

Day trip to Pyramiden

Day trip to Pyramiden

Visiting the ghost town Pyramiden was high on the list for my visit to Svalbard. Exploring these kinds of unusual sights are intriguing, and the guide gave insight to the way of life in this former Russian settlement. After a nice lunch in Longyearbyen, I […]

Day trip from Kiev to Chernobyl

Day trip from Kiev to Chernobyl

Chernobyl. The word alone evoke fear among the people born in the 80’s and earlier, that can remember this horrible April night in 1986. The iron curtain over the Soviet Union prevented the information about the accident to reach the rest of the world for […]

Sunrise hike at Batur volcano

Sunrise hike at Batur volcano

There is a reason why I have seen far more sunsets than sunrises, but that makes them even more special. Hearing about the Sunrise hike to Batur volcano, I decided I could sleep when I got back home, and signed up for the tour. At […]

Food tour in Budapest

Food tour in Budapest

The first Hungarian food that comes to mind is the Goulash, but I knew there was much more to it, so I decided to book a food tour with a local to get the best idea. I searched online and found the company Taste Hungary, […]

Expedition from El Nido to Coron

Expedition from El Nido to Coron

Getting from El Nido to Coron, we decided to go for the three day expedition instead of the direct “fast” ferry. The trip included stops along the way and overnight in tents at deserted beaches. And food. What’s not to like about that? No one […]

Food tour in Paris with a local

Food tour in Paris with a local

France is for many synonymous with food, so what could be more natural than to experience this part of the culture with a local who knows the food scene as her own pocket? The website WithLocals has gathered residents in several cities all over the […]

Staying overnight at YOTELAIR at Schiphol

Staying overnight at YOTELAIR at Schiphol

You have probably all experienced it, long connections at the airport between flights. Long layovers can be a pain in the ass, but it does not have to be like that.  Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a major connecting hub, and for many visitors that means […]

Boracay island, The Philippines

Boracay island, The Philippines

Boracay has been voted one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and therefor attract very many tourists. Visiting in high season of course have the disadvantages of even more people. With that said, it really is a beautiful beach, long stretched, white and […]

24 hours in Manila

24 hours in Manila

Manila is for many just a stopover on the way to the many beach destinations or to the north of the Philippines. Here are some suggestions how to make the most of 24 hours in Manila. Morning Start with a breakfast of your choice, either […]