Jerusalem is probably the holiest place on earth; the city is sacred for Muslims, Christians and Jews. It is also an amazing place to visit for tourists; the UNESCO World Heritage Site has so much to offer. As I was on a family vacation in Tel Aviv, we only went on a day trip to Jerusalem. Guess who regrets not spending more time in Jerusalem?! What an interesting city! The culture, the religions and the history – I loved it!
Schiphol is a major flight hub in Europe as KLM has its base here. After spending hundreds of hours at airports around the world, I honestly have to say that considering how big Schiphol is, it is a very boring airport. Food is expensive and crappy, the airport is old and dirty and there is not much to do. On my way home from Israel I had 5,5 hours at Schiphol, so I decided to go into the center of Amsterdam instead of waiting at the airport. I highly recommend doing this, so here are a few practical advises and some suggestions for what you can do!
Tel Aviv is a very popular tourist destination in Israel, with its long beaches and great shopping opportunities. The city is often said to be Middle East’s New York, and after spending some days in the city I absolutely agree. It is a very modern city with all the facilities you can wish for. But, it is also a city of contrasts; in-between the skyscrapers and shopping malls, you can find street vendors selling amazing falafel and hummus, old men fishing and historical neighborhoods like Jaffa.
Long time no see! Again, I have been stuck at uni for a few months. I have finished all my exams now (40 exams over 4,5 years!), so I will hopefully have more time to travel in the nearest future as I am going to write my master thesis for the next months. Even though 2016 has been a year filled with studies and internships, I have managed to travel quite a bit. Here are my travel experiences in 2016!
On our road trip in Romania we visited three beautiful cities in Transylvania; Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu. The cities are located quite close to each other, and a couple of days are enough time to visit the trio. Because of our limited time in Romania, we chose to spend a half day in each city, with overnight stays in Brasov and Sibiu. We only focused on the charming old towns in the cities.
Planning a long-weekend in Oslo? After spending my summer working in Oslo (I normally live in Trondheim, which you can read about here). Here is how I would spend 72 hours in Oslo. Oslo is the capital of Norway and the biggest city in the country, but compared with other capitals around the world, Oslo is actually quite small. I think 72 hours is the perfect amount of time to spend in the city.
I just came back from an amazing road trip in Romania – a country that must be one of the most underrated destinations in Europe! The road trip couldn’t have been better; we had nearly 30 degrees and sun most of the days, and everything was just perfect.
We spent most of our time in Romania driving around in Transylvania, and our route was Brasov – Sighisoara – Sibiu – Transfagarasan – Bucharest. We had four full days in the country, so we didn’t have much time, but it was enough to see these places. I will write about the charming cities Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu in a later post and focus on the road trip itself here.
In August I went to Albania for the first time. We went to Saranda, a coastal town surrounded by beautiful beaches. For most of the time, we just relaxed on the beach, but there were also a few other things to do in the area.
I have been to Poland several times, but I have only visited Krakow, Gdansk and Sopot. In August I decided that it was time to explore the capital, Warsaw. Warsaw might not be as picturesque as Krakow and Gdansk, and there aren’t that many tourists visiting Warsaw. I still found the city very interesting and beautiful!
Earlier this month I went on a company trip to Lofoten, a group of Islands in Northern Norway. I have never been this far north in Norway earlier and I was really amazed by the stunning nature that met us. We had a great program that included activities like rafting, kayaking, abseiling and hiking. Because this was a company trip and I didn’t organize it, I wasn’t planning to write about it, but the pictures were so beautiful that I had to post them. I am definitely going back to Lofoten in the future!
Earlier this month I went on a trip to Warsaw and Kiev. I have been to Poland several times, but this was my first time to Ukraine. I was pretty excited when our flight landed in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine – and I absolutely loved the city!
It’s time for another guest post! This time, the contributor is Lena from Ladies Abroad, a Swedish travel blog written by a mother and daughter. I recommend to check out their blog for travel inspiration and great articles. In this post, Lena writes about how it is to travel in Iran!
Trondheim, my hometown, is the third biggest city in Norway, located in the middle of the country. I grew up in Trondheim, and I am currently living here as a student, as it is the major student city in Norway. Lately a few friends from other countries have been visiting me, and I have gotten to explore my own city as a tourist. Here is how I would spend two days as a tourist in Trondheim!
“How can you afford to travel as much as you do?”. This is a question I get all the time. The answer is not simple. I am only a student, and no, my trips are not sponsored – nothing is free. Because the question is asked frequently, I think it is appropriate to dedicate a blog post to it!
Two years ago I went on a week-long trip to Vietnam. As you may know, I love Asia. The culture, the nature, the weather, the people – what is there not to love? Before this trip I had already visited many countries in Asia, but not Vietnam. A good friend of mine is Norwegian-Vietnamese, and after hearing her stories about Vietnam and the culture, I was really excited to visit the country.