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Skiing at Grindelwald 

For the winter school holidays (Vinterferie) this year we stayed with friends in their chalet in Grindelwald, Switzerland.  We caught the train from Geneva to Lausanne and spent a few hours … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lovely Lausanne 

Winter school holidays are here again and this year we are skiing in Switzerland. Friends kindly invited us to stay at their chalet and we jumped at the chance to … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Reflections on Norway: Coffee and cafés in Trondheim

Our very first morning in Trondheim I woke early – totally jet-lagged from the long flights and jagged dislocation from travelling from the other side of the world. Plus, it … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Giselle by the Latvian National Ballet 

We are in Riga, Latvia for my 40th birthday as a long weekend getaway from Trondheim, Norway. An acquaintance walked part of the way to the bus stop with me … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Riga Street Food Festival 

We are in Riga, Latvia for a long weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday. Luckily for us the Riga Street Food Festival was on today.  The edge of the old … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Reflections on Norway: Groceries

After nearly a year and a half living in Trondheim, it’s possible to reflect on a few aspects of the Norwegian experience that, for expats or travellers, might be novel. … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lovely Langkawi – Seven Wells Waterfall

At breakfast today I looked around me at the other guests. From the super tall Dutch women in revealing clothes to the Chinese women in functional clothes to the Malay … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lovely Langkawi – Cable car

Yesterday morning I made a mad dash from KLIA where my Emirates flight landed to KLIA2 for my Air Asia flight. 2 trains, luck with a fast passage through immigration, … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Business travel in the Middle East 

I’m on the road again and for the first time ever on all of my business trips, and there have been over 6 per year, I’m taking a weekend somewhere … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Autumn in Bavaria – Bamberg to Berlin

We had a wonderful 11 days in Germany for høstferie. We focused on child friendly activities so that our 7 and 9 year old children would have a good holiday … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 2 Comments