Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum in Iceland (Beware of the smell!)

Shark Museum in Iceland

With Christmas just around the corner let me start by wishing you all good tidings! This post is special because it marks the finale of Museum of the Month. I’ve loved all the visits I’ve taken to various museums around the world and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them too. When I began this series […]

Black Is the New White – the Beautiful Black Beaches of Iceland

Black beaches Iceland, Jokulsarlon

Ever since Coco Chanel made the Little Black Dress an essential item for the woman’s wardrobe we’ve never looked back. They say fashion goes round in circles but the LBD has never been out of fashion, it’s classic, sexy and timeless. I don’t know exactly when it happened but now everything and anything that is […]

15 Things That Instantly Make Norway Cool

Polar Bears, Svalbard

Norway is never the first place people think of for mind-blowing excitement and ultra cool adventures. But you should think again… For some time, I’ve realised that the young kids on the block think Norway is, well, a bit boring. It’s just one of those ‘nice’ places you go when you’re retired to experience beautiful […]

The Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg – On Literature, Butterflies & Chess

Nabokov Museum, Butterfly

Museum of the Month is a series where I share my experiences of visiting unique and often strange museums from around the world. My aim is to rebuff the notion that museums are boring. Join me on my quest! Lolita was my first introduction into the world of Russian literature. I loved it. From the […]

The Almighty Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

I scramble up the hill. Small black stones and rocks are loose beneath my feet but I’ve always been nimble and give little care as to whether I trip over or not. I’m almost at the top. With each step forward my excitement grows. I’ve made it. I stand mesmerised from the top at the […]

Arctic Adventures: Svalbard Excursions (Part 2)

husky dogs in svalbard

  While my accommodation and flights to Longyearbyen were still somewhat budget friendly, my day trips were not quite so easy on my wallet: the three of them together were more expensive than my flights+stay combined. But even though they cost me an arm and a leg, excursions are definitely NOT something you want to […]

The Beautiful Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood, Russia

If there was a prize for the most photographed building in the world, which building from around the world would win it? Big Ben perhaps? The Empire State? Or maybe the Taj Mahal? I don’t actually have the answer, so if you do, let me know! I do however know what building I’ve photographed the […]

The Chocolate Museum in Brussels

Chocolate Museum in Brussels

Museum of the Month is a series where I share my experiences of visiting unique and often strange museums from around the world. My aim is to rebuff the notion that museums are boring. Join me on my quest! The advisory warning, ‘Death by chocolate’ should be attached to anyone thinking of going to Belgium. […]