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

FUERTEVENTURA: Amazing ways to get to know the little resort town of Corralejo

Corralejo is probably the most popular town for visitors in Fuerteventura. Located on the northern tip of the island, it faces the Atlantic Ocean and is home to the famous sand dunes which sits by the wide sand beaches of the once was a fishing town.  😉 Carl & I stayed in Oasis Village, a … More FUERTEVENTURA: Amazing ways to get to know the little resort town of Corralejo

FUERTEVENTURA: Falling in love with the little volcanic island of Lobos

Named after the sea wolves that used to inhabit the island, Isla de Lobos is a small volcanic island with arid an landscape — dry, hot, sandy, with rocky coasts and mounds, and rich in desert flora and fauna. It has been a nature reserve since 1982, and is recognized as a special protection area … More FUERTEVENTURA: Falling in love with the little volcanic island of Lobos

FUERTEVENTURA: Oasis Park – a must-see biosphere reserve!

Oasis Park is a famous tourist destination for people visiting the Canarian Island of Fuerteventura. It started as an ornamental plant nursery in 1985, housing different species from around the world. Today, it is proud Biosphere Reserve, featuring a wide variety of flora and fauna conserved in habitat-like nature. I was super impressed with the … More FUERTEVENTURA: Oasis Park – a must-see biosphere reserve!

The ultimate Pinay guide to NOKUT’s recognition of higher education

Hei! Maerose here. I have received many questions about NOKUT’s recognition, so here’s the guide for you, aspiring Pinoys and Pinays! 🙂 First and foremost, why have your education assessed by NOKUT? NOKUT (The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) is in charge of “assessing foreign higher education qualifications for general recognition and providing … More The ultimate Pinay guide to NOKUT’s recognition of higher education