RoadTrip #6.2: Visiting Norway’s first marine science center – the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center in Ålesund

Before completely saying Farewell to the fishing capital of Norway – Ålesund – we decided to drop by the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center (Akvarium og Vitensenter). It is nicely situated in Tueneset, in the western coast of the city, on the island of Hessa. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibitions – featuring sea … More RoadTrip #6.2: Visiting Norway’s first marine science center – the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Science Center in Ålesund

RoadTrip #6.1: Ålesund – The Adventure Capital of the Norwegian Fjords

I’ve been wanting to visit Ålesund for quite a long time, so I was excited when we finally managed a tour to the picturesque city in the western coast. Ålesund is known for colorful buildings in Art Nouveau architectural style. A quick hike to Mount Aksla gives amazing panoramic views of the peninsula and the … More RoadTrip #6.1: Ålesund – The Adventure Capital of the Norwegian Fjords

RoadTrip #5.4: Driving Trollstigen – a thrilling experience!

The escapade continues… After admiring the dramatic towering mountains of Romsdalen, I told Carl that we could make a detour and drive by the Trollstigen, a famous zigzag road in Åndalsnes, since it was on the way. He was all game for it, hurrah! I only saw the road on postcards before, so it was … More RoadTrip #5.4: Driving Trollstigen – a thrilling experience!

RoadTrip #5.3: Majestic towering mountains of the Romsdalen valley (Mannen, Trollveggen, etc)

Romsdalen, the valley encased by dramatic and towering mountain walls on both sides, was lying next to Gudbrandsdalen, and so is the topic of interest in this entry. We drove along the river Rauma which flows in the middle of the valley. Our eyes feasted on the mysterious and ragged mountain edges, which according to … More RoadTrip #5.3: Majestic towering mountains of the Romsdalen valley (Mannen, Trollveggen, etc)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 14: Exploring Paris, the City of Lights Part 1 – The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was opened in 1889 during the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The construction took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days! 324 meters in height, it was designed by the company of entrepreneur Gustave Eiffel, with Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier as head engineers, and Stephen Sauvestre as architect. … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 14: Exploring Paris, the City of Lights Part 1 – The Eiffel Tower

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 13: Peschiera del Garda – Milan – Lugano – Basel – Mulhouse Ville – Paris (6.travel day)

This is probably the most scenic train ride (and the longest travel day) during our Interrail trip last summer. Switzerland, aka the Land of Milk and Honey, did not disappoint, with its beautiful nature – luscious green mountains and aquamarine lagoons and lakes! The route (as the title suggests): Italy (Peschiera del Garda to Milan) … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 13: Peschiera del Garda – Milan – Lugano – Basel – Mulhouse Ville – Paris (6.travel day)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 12: Exploring the Venetian Works of Defence in Peschiera del Garda – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On our last day in Italy, we made sure to explore the city we were staying in – Peschiera del Garda. There are actually many towns and villages around Lake Garda to choose from, but we decided to stay in Peschiera because of its good location – close proximity to the train station (this is … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 12: Exploring the Venetian Works of Defence in Peschiera del Garda – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Discovering the breathtaking Monte Baldo and the small medieval town of Malcesine (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of Day 11, and this entry is about our trip to the majestic Monte Baldo, a mountain in the Italian Alps. It offers majestic panoramic views of Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains. Literally, the image was like a painting, where the lake and the sky and the mountains melt together. The … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Discovering the breathtaking Monte Baldo and the small medieval town of Malcesine (Part 2)

Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Cruising gorgeous Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake (Part 1)

Italy is undoubtedly an amazing summer destination! Beautiful weather, must-see attractions, great nature and cities, and delicious cuisine! We stayed in Peschiera del Garda, a resort town located on the southern tip of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. And first on our itinerary was a day-trip to Mount Baldo, which involved a hi-speed ferry and … More Interrail Adventure 2018 Day 11: Cruising gorgeous Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake (Part 1)