NORWAY: The University of Oslo Botanical Garden – making the public aware of the importance of plant diversity since 1814

The University Botanical Garden, which is part of the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo, is the oldest botanical garden in Norway. Founded in 1814, it has promoted awareness of plant diversity and has housed more than 5, 500 species coming from the Arctic to the Tropics.  Aside from the greenhouses, there are … More NORWAY: The University of Oslo Botanical Garden – making the public aware of the importance of plant diversity since 1814

BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (A walking day tour to the House of Terror, Heroes’ Square, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, National Museum, Central Market, etc.)

One thing I like about traveling solo is meeting like-minded people from all over the world. During my 10 day trip to Hungary and Greece last summer, I came across several amazing travelers and locals. One of them is a student from Australia who’s doing some programs in Hungary and the rest of Europe. We … More BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (A walking day tour to the House of Terror, Heroes’ Square, Széchenyi Thermal Bath, National Museum, Central Market, etc.)

BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (Exploring the Castle District, Budapest Eye and St. Stephen’s Basilica)

Last summer, I went solo traveling in Hungary and Greece for 10 days, and those days absolutely go to my list of unforgettable adventures. Hungary has a very colorful history, from its tribal years to medieval monarchy to the world wars and eventually, communism under the Soviet Union. Today, the country  is practicing democracy and … More BUDAPEST: Pearl of the Danube (Exploring the Castle District, Budapest Eye and St. Stephen’s Basilica)

All aboard! A 2-night cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen

Det Forenede Dampskibs-selskab (DFDS, The United Steamship Company) is Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the only cruising company which sails from Oslo to Copenhagen, and hence, a favorite short holiday option for many. A month after my bf and I took the 24-hour Friday cruise from Oslo … More All aboard! A 2-night cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen

Riga’s KGB Corner House – A bitter reminder of the Year(s) of Terror

I had so many beautiful memories in Riga, the capital of the Baltic state of Latvia. There is no doubt that one of the main highlights of the 4-day escapade was the visit to the KGB Headquarter, aka the Corner House, located in Brīvības iela 61, about a kilometer away from the Old Town. Riga was … More Riga’s KGB Corner House – A bitter reminder of the Year(s) of Terror