Category: Europe

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Milan in Winter

What is there to say about Milan? Well, there’s this: I thought Milan was a beautiful city, full of little surprises. For instance, while just walking around town, I just happened to stumble upon...

Hiking in autumn

Rondane: Norway’s Oldest National Park

Rondane National Park. Tucked away? Barely. Rondane stretches over 963 km². It is one park in a cluster of many enchanting national parks, each with its own characteristics and pull. I’d never been and wanted to...

Malmö beach

Swinging by Malmö

I swung by Malmö, Sweden, for a couple of days with work, and I could not have been more smitten with the city. Walking out of the train station, I was immediately struck by...

Forest scene

Oslo’s Nordmarka: My Backyard

When was the last time you explored your own backyard? This particular Sunday in August was arguably the last one of the summer, or so they claimed. I therefore eagerly strapped on my hiking...

Icelandic hot spring

Making Friends in Iceland

When I worked for the travel app, I would often work from abroad. I would spend my days testing the app and finding new contacts and places that I thought should be added. We...

Biking in Copenhagen

Copenhagen

My first time to Copenhagen…was a little on the weird side. Mind you, I had gone in order to have some personal yoga classes with Pure Yoga and spend some time on my own. Up...

Friedrichshain

Funky Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain is simply the place to stay while in Berlin. Kreuzberg has long been popular and for good reason, but Friedrichshain was for me, the perfect balance. It had nightlife, an abundance of restaurants and...

Arthur's Seat

Charming Edinburgh

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Scotland. It feels a lot like coming home. The landscape reminds me of a cross between Iowa and Norway. I enjoy the traditions that Scottish...

Málaga

Málaga

 A scene from Málaga 18 Feb Málaga It’s a bit chilly. We walk along the harbour in a groggy haze, towards the sun’s weak warmth. The night had made the sand cold, but I take...

Brandenburg Gate

Walking Berlin

I’m a big fan of walking tours. They’re really worth considering if you’re wondering how to fit everything into your itinerary. And most of the time, they’re “free,” or donation/tip based. First of all,...