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A Day and Night in a Mountain Cabin

“I've read your blog and you write about the cities really well, but you're about to see real Norwegian life” So said my guide Kristian, as we jumped on a snowmobile for an 8km tour of...

Whiskey & History: Grand Terminus Hotel, Bergen

How does this grand old dame of Bergen hotels stand up to the modern visitor? Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying in one of Bergen's most historic and famous hotels – the Grand Terminus....
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A Weekend in Stockholm

Having lived in the Norwegian capital for almost two years now, the time had come to cross over to the dark side and check out Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Some old friends from England were...
Kungsgatan Hotel

Rica Hotel Kungsgatan, Stockholm

I've had good experiences with the Rica chain in Norway, so when the chance came to stay in one of their hotels across the border I jumped at it. There are four Rica hotels dotted around...
Helsinki, Finland

A Winter Weekend In Helsinki

Most Norwegians choose to warm up in the winter by flying south and chasing the sun. Although I flew to Tenerife in November, when the real winter sets in I seem to want to get even...
Overlooking Bergen

My Travels in 2012 – And Plans for 2013

I resisted as long as I could, honest. Here is my Best of 2012 post, although I've tried to make it a little more interesting by focusing on the places I visited – both in Norway...
iittala in green

A Postcard from Helsinki – Drowning in Design

A photographic exploration of Helsinki's achingly hip design district.
Rica Hotell Bygdøy Alle

Rica Hotel Bygdøy Allé, Frogner, Oslo

This weekend I had the pleasure of staying at this historic hotel in one of Oslo’s most desirable areas, Frogner. Book your stay at the Rica Hotel Bygdøy Allé with our partners Booking.com Much of Frogner...
Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Winter Sun – Escaping the Darkness

Last year I made the horrendous mistake of staying in Norway throughout the cold, dark winter, while all the Norwegians flew south for at least a week of sun. Not this time. As soon as the...

Blogging from 35,000ft

Hey everyone! It's all been a bit quiet on here lately and my apologies for that. Life has taken over. Specifically, a death in the family requiring a hastily-arranged trip back to the UK, and some...