Cappadoccia Hot Air Balloon

7 Places for a wandering mind to escape to

For no reason other than it’s a Sunday and my wandering mind decided to head off on yet another morose trip, I decided to stop it in its tracks before it went too far over the edge. And write about trips a wandering mind could consider taking for further inspiration instead. In no particular order, […]

Gullfoss, Iceland

Day tripping to Iceland’s Golden Circle

Just as how people would say it’s a shame to visit Iceland without going to the Blue Lagoon, it would be crazy to miss a day trip out to Iceland’s most popular tourist attraction – the Golden Circle. (The Golden Circle is a marketing-friendly term encapsulating the three sights of Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir) Easily covered […]

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8 reasons why Iceland should win Euro 2016

Iceland is one quirky place. Whether it’s bearded descendants of the Vikings trawling the pubs of Reykjavik, or bearded trolls menacingly guarding the lava plains of the South Coast, this is one kooky Island. Anyone who has been to Iceland will understand what it feels like to be bitten by the Icelandic Brrrbug. Suddenly, you […]

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Top 8 Things To Do in Florence

Hubby asked me which was my favourite city in Europe. I said, “It depends”. For a city vibe like none other, I love Barcelona with its Gaudi-esque whimsical architecture and nightly tapas crawls. To escape into a daydream, there is no place like Santorini with its dramatic cliffs and turquoise seas. And anyone who has visited Cappadoccia in Turkey […]

Mykonos View

My Best Greek Island Experiences

There really is nothing quite like the Greek Islands. That endless, shimmering turquoise sheet of water, surrounded by volcanic land upon which whitewashed houses glisten in the sun. I spent some time in Mykonos, Santorini and Ios and this was way before I had decided to start capturing picture-perfect memories for a blog. And still, […]

Abisko Area

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 2)

On to my favourite topic, food. Well, seeing as how we were up in the arctic wilderness, having close shaves with roaming moose and reindeer, I mean, it only made sense to…you know. What do I know, you ask? Well…eat, I say. Eat moose and reindeer that is. And the lodge we stayed in, Abisko […]

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 1)

So there I was, on the brink of turning 40, (heard that was a milestone of sorts for most people – mid-life crisis, anyone?), staring at a frozen landscape, miles and miles of pristine white, not a single soul to be seen, save for my darling hubby (and a couple of curious moose on their […]

Ice Hotel Scenery

Super-cool stay at the Ice Hotel, Sweden

En route on an attempt to see the Northern Lights in Abisko, up in Swedish Lapland, we stayed one night at the famed Ice Hotel. This hotel is truly unique – the fact that every year, the hotel starts to melt back into the river Torne, the ice from which is used to build the […]

View of Reykjavik

Romp around Reykjavik in 2 days

Pre-trip research painted the citizens of Reykjavik as being a super-jeep driving, music loving, hot dog-eating, bar-hopping friendly lot. Yes, I got to experience three out of the four traits and if I hadn’t just narrowly missed their annual music fest, Iceland Airwaves, I would have experienced the 4th. More on the super-jeep loving part once […]