NORWAY: A stroll around a frozen Landfalltjern (lake) in Drammen

The air was crisp when Carl and I went for a nature stroll up on Landfalltjern in Drammen. As it was a Monday mid-April, King Winter had not officially left the land. Seemed like he was enjoying lingering around for a few days more.. The lake was frozen and yet, some people were out in … More NORWAY: A stroll around a frozen Landfalltjern (lake) in Drammen

RoadTrip #27.3: Farsund – a pearl in southern Norway

The Easter roadtrip in southern Norway was a refreshing break from all the stressful requirements in school and at work. We visited the southernmost point in mainland Norway, visited appealing lighthouses and nice beaches, and enjoyed our stay in a fjordhotel in Farsund. Farsund itself was a charming coastal town where many houses have boats, … More RoadTrip #27.3: Farsund – a pearl in southern Norway

RoadTrip 27.2: Visiting the thrilling Varnes fort and the 34-meter Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway

After admiring the dramatic beauty of the southernmost point of mainland Norway in Lindesnes, we took the roadtrip westward. Around 13:30pm, we reached a moss-covered forest with a pathway leading to the Varnes fort, built in the 1940s. The fort with its cannons, bunkers and creepy underground paths is located in a protected forest area … More RoadTrip 27.2: Visiting the thrilling Varnes fort and the 34-meter Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway

RoadTrip #27.1: Spending Easter on the southernmost point of mainland Norway (ft. Farsund Fjordhotel, Lindesnes Lighthouse, Rosfjordsanden/beach)

Actually, I had workshifts on Easter weekend, but the three days prior to that was spent on a nice getaway with the hubby and the cat in Farsund and Lindesnes. The highlight for this entry? The Lindesnes Lighthouse (Norway’s first lighthouse) located on the southernmost point of mainland Norway, and a sidetrip to Rosfjordsanden beach … More RoadTrip #27.1: Spending Easter on the southernmost point of mainland Norway (ft. Farsund Fjordhotel, Lindesnes Lighthouse, Rosfjordsanden/beach)

RoadTrip #26: A family weekend in Borås, Sweden (ft. the Zoo, Pinocchio Walking to Borås statue, the City Center, etc.)

Borås is a municipality in Västra Göteland county in western Sweden. The plan was to spend the weekend there with my sister and her family. Carl and I also decided to take Missy with us – her first time in Sweden and outside Norway. We visited the 40-hectare Borås Zoo and its circa 400 animals, … More RoadTrip #26: A family weekend in Borås, Sweden (ft. the Zoo, Pinocchio Walking to Borås statue, the City Center, etc.)

LANZAROTE: Relaxing days in Puerto del Carmen, with good food and conscience – Day 6-8

The last three days on the volcanic island were spent relaxing and enjoying the place, the food and the company. Puerto del Carmen has a very nice promenade and harbour, many recommendable restaurants, and busy souvenir shops. We were also satisfied to know that Missy-cat was well in the cat hotel, whose owner posted cute … More LANZAROTE: Relaxing days in Puerto del Carmen, with good food and conscience – Day 6-8

LANZAROTE: Visiting the Rancho Texas Lanzarote fun theme park, zoo and waterpark – Day 5

Carl and I were a bit hesitant to spend the day at Rancho Texas because we thought that it was “just” a water park. Good thing that we changed our mind. The park was more than pools and slides – you can also just spend the day visiting the animals and watching interactive shows. Disclaimer: … More LANZAROTE: Visiting the Rancho Texas Lanzarote fun theme park, zoo and waterpark – Day 5

LANZAROTE: Plane-watching at Lanzarote Airport and bar-hopping along the beaches of Matagorda, de Guasimeta, de los Pocillos, Grande and Chica – Day 4

On our 4th day on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, we decided to take the bus to the airport and watch planes landing. It really sounded very exciting to us that day! Carl even had an app that tracks landing planes real time, so we know when to get the camera ready. After that, we … More LANZAROTE: Plane-watching at Lanzarote Airport and bar-hopping along the beaches of Matagorda, de Guasimeta, de los Pocillos, Grande and Chica – Day 4

LANZAROTE: Inside the island’s lava caves and tunnels: A tour to Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua – Day 3.2

This entry is the continuation of the day tour showcasing the main sites on the island. After exploring the majestic and dizzying vast Timanfaya National Park, with all its volcanic soil, mountains and even craters, the tour moved on to the next destinations. Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua are two unique experiences, … More LANZAROTE: Inside the island’s lava caves and tunnels: A tour to Cueva de los Verdes and Jameos del Agua – Day 3.2