Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 2: Exploring Prague – the fairytale city of a hundred spires (Petrin Hill, Castle Hill, Old Town)

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited! Stunning modern and traditional architectural contrasts, historical castles and bridges and squares, easy access to attractions, and cheap food and drinks and transportation. I was literally awed the first time I visited in 2015. Perhaps it was the late winter weather, or the castle … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 2: Exploring Prague – the fairytale city of a hundred spires (Petrin Hill, Castle Hill, Old Town)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 1: Oslo – Berlin – Prague (1.travel day)

Interrailing is an adventure-filled way to explore single or multiple European countries. I have always wanted to try that out, even before I got married, so it was really cool when my husband agreed to travel this summer via Interrail. We’ve been deciding which countries to include since March, and eventually, we came up with … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 1: Oslo – Berlin – Prague (1.travel day)

POLAND: Krakow Zoo – an animal haven in the middle of the Wolski forest

Krakow Zoo is the 7th zoo Carl & I visited together. That’s how we (him especially) love animals! Nope, we do not condone the caging and abuse of animals. But if they are well-kept and well-fed, then, we thank the zoo for providing us with the opportunity to see them up close, learn more about … More POLAND: Krakow Zoo – an animal haven in the middle of the Wolski forest

POLAND: Exploring the chambers and saline corridors of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Magical. Mysterious. Absolutely impressive! These are words I’d use again and again to describe the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage Site located in the town of Wieliczka in Southern Poland. Salt deposits in the mine began to form 13.6 million years ago, and the first shafts were dug during the … More POLAND: Exploring the chambers and saline corridors of the Wieliczka Salt Mine

POLAND: The Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration & Extermination Camp – a dark chapter in human history

(Note: This post is not for the faint-hearted because of some gruesome photos. For educational purposes only.) It did happen. The cruel things perpetrated by the Nazi Germany, which were described in my school books, they did happen. Visiting the Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp personally was a huge learning experience, and I highly … More POLAND: The Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration & Extermination Camp – a dark chapter in human history

POLAND: A visit to the historic centre of Krakow

Here comes my first entry about Poland! Carl and I visited the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the entire old town of Krakow, the Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp and the Wieliczka Salt Mine, as well as the Krakow Zoo, as means of celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary last Easter. Krakow is … More POLAND: A visit to the historic centre of Krakow

FUERTEVENTURA: Grandes Playas and Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

Long stretches of fine sand beaches, aqua blue seas, endless sand dunes and a temperate climate all year round — these are what makes Fuerteventura a famous destination for Northerners during winter. A sort of escape from the numbing coldness of ice and snow. The flight from Norway to the Canary Islands takes about 6 hours, … More FUERTEVENTURA: Grandes Playas and Corralejo Dunes Natural Park