Taking a sightseeing cruise along the Daugava River in Riga, Latvia is highly recommended by tourists and locals alike. The river Daugava flows all the way from Russia, through Belarus, the Gulf of Riga, and into the Baltic Sea. It has a total length of 1, 020 kms, most of which passes through Latvia. As part … More RIGA: Daugava River sightseeing cruise
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)
Woot! Maerose here. 🙂 It’s a foggy Tuesday morning. Pfft. And it’s “summer” in beautiful Norway. ☀ Anyway, I’m up and about and will continue writing about my escapade in the Peace Capital – Geneva. After taking a walking tour around the smallest of big cities, I and my travel buddies, my sister and a friend, … More GENEVA, Switzerland: Falling in love with the Jet d’Eau while on board a Belle Epoque paddle steamer!
Woot! Maerose in da hauz! I got a 1-hour break and what best way to spend it but to continue writing about my journey to the land of Gothic cathedrals! My two previous entries contain my visit to the famous Church of Bones, and the walking tour to the town proper and luxurious lunch at the Dačicky … More Kutná Hora: Visiting the Gothic five-naved Church of Sta. Barbara, patron saint of miners
Woot! Maerose here, reporting from my little room here in rainy Norway! 😉 I’m currently waiting for my kursbevis (course certificate) from Folkeuniversitet, i.e., after finishing my Norwegian online course level B1. Deep in my heart, I know that the key to speaking a foreign language fluently is confidence. But coming from a country where … More Bedazzling Belgium: Of waffles and fries and the Belgian Beer Weekend (Part 2)
Knock! Knock! The woods are calling! 😉 This is a continuation of our escapade on a summer day right here in the capital. After getting ourselves amazed by the 60 meter tall ski jump and the Norwegians “skiing” in summer, we decided to traverse the woods to hopefully reach the Sognsvann Lake. The lake is a … More Into the (Norwegian) woods
Despite all the horrible things that are happening in the world today, I remain hopeful. #hope To deviate my thoughts from the negativism and bad vibes present in humanity right now, let me post an entry about one of Oslo’s most visited attractions. 😉 It was the second meeting between my Greek friend and I, … More The Holmenkollen National Ski Arena on a summer day ☼