FINLAND: Korkeasaari/Helsinki Zoo – an island in a zoo or a zoo on an island? A zoo island? An island zoo? :D

Korkeasaari or Helsinki Zoo is one of the nicest zoos I have visited so far. My husband is an animal lover, so zoos and parks have been an essential part of our itineraries when we travel, which is totally fine with me! During our short stay in Helsinki, we managed to take a day-trip to … More FINLAND: Korkeasaari/Helsinki Zoo – an island in a zoo or a zoo on an island? A zoo island? An island zoo? 😀

BERLIN: Madame Tussauds, the legendary wax museum

Hejsan! Maerose here. It’s a beautiful Friday, and it’s time to write another entry about my escapade in the grey city of Berlin. I have covered almost all the main sites and attractions in the city — the Brandenburger tor, Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, the Reichstag, among others (see previous posts). My … More BERLIN: Madame Tussauds, the legendary wax museum

BERLIN: A walking tour around the grey city (Part 2)

Heisann! Maerose here. This is the continuation of my escapade in Berlin, dubbed as the grey city. In the previous entries, I wrote about the Brandenburger Tor and Berlin Wall, along with the the other famous landmarks and sites in the city, such as the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt square, Berlin Cathedral and Potsdamer Platz. There’s … More BERLIN: A walking tour around the grey city (Part 2)

BERLIN: Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of European peace and unity

Woot! Maerose here. It had been a long time. I had lots of stuff going on, particularly my summer Norwegian class which ended just last week. Hence, the peace and quiet on this blog. But yeah, I’m free now and I feel that it’s time for a new addition to the country list in the … More BERLIN: Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of European peace and unity

Bedazzling Belgium: Of royal palaces and bizarre buildings (Part 4)

Woot! It’s Maerose again. Yay! Two entries in a week? Hurrah for that! I’ve got a couple of hours free tonight, so I’m posting the next leg of my tour in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. The city is dubbed as the capital of Europe and the comic city. If you missed the first three … More Bedazzling Belgium: Of royal palaces and bizarre buildings (Part 4)

Bedazzling Belgium: A walking tour around the capital of Europe (Part 3)

Woot! Maerose here 😉 Finally, I got my kursbevis (course certificate) for Norwegian level B1. It literally felt like playing hide-and-seek with motivation, so I’m very glad that I finally finished and passed the course. Now, I only need think about the summer Norwegian class that I’m going to take. So help me God. 🙂 For … More Bedazzling Belgium: A walking tour around the capital of Europe (Part 3)