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Oslo #3 A Tale Of Two Breakfasts

Sunday in Oslo was filled with walking around various museums.these included modern art, design museum and the national gallery. The national gallery was virtually closed when we visited but they had left a little room open where some of Much's famous paintings could be found. You know the one, the man with hands either side of his face screaming (This one).  I'm not suggesting with the title of this post that we had two breakfasts ...

A guide to visiting the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo

Standing on top of a mountain north of Oslo in Norway is the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. A trip up here should definitely be on your list of things to do in Oslo. Oh, and don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you should jump it! As you’ll see visiting the Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a chance to get great views of Oslo, enjoy some traditional Norwegian dishes and learn more about the history of ski jumping. If ...

An Oslo Weekend #1

On Friday morning I was up before dawn and headed in the direction of Stanstead airport for an anniversary trip to Oslo! After an extra hour's sleep on the plane and a little bit on the train between Rygge and Oslo, I was ready to start of the weekend with an afternoon of exploring what this Norwegian country has to offer - and it seems we timed it perfectly with the beautiful autumn colours and ...

26 Things to do in Geneva WITHOUT needing a banker’s salary

When I finished up my year of living in Grenoble, my parents and sister came to pick me up and we took the long way home. We travelled from France to Florence, then on to Geneva in Switzerland to stay with family friends. During this short trip, I got to experience some of the best things to do in Geneva. Yes, it's a notoriously expensive city, but it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. ...

23 of the best things to do on a weekend in Lyon, France

When I lived in Grenoble I took a trip out to Lyon a couple of times. These two French cities are pretty close by but Lyon is far more cosmopolitan with more shopping, Michelin star restaurants in Lyon and more. If you're planning a weekend in Lyon or a holiday in Lyon then check out this list of things to see in Lyon for your Lyon itinerary. About Lyon Lyon is France’s third largest city ...

A guide to Borough Market in London.

If you’ve never been to London before then Borough Market should be on your list of places to visit for your London trip. Borough Market is a bustling market filled with stalls selling produce from all over the UK and beyond. It’s London’s most well-known market and, because of that, it’s also super busy. Especially around lunchtime and expect crowds at Borough Market on Saturday. There are so many delicious places to eat in Borough ...

27 things to do in Grenoble by a former local!

During my university degree, I spend 8 months living in the town of Grenoble, France. I taught English in three primary schools in the Grenoble suburbs, spent my weekend skiing, mornings exploring and vastly improved my French. If you're planning on visiting Grenoble then check out this list of the best things to do in Grenoble from a former local. About Grenoble Grenoble is a city in France known for its winter sports, hiking, museums, ...

How To Be More Than A Tourist

This is a post I've been meaning to do for a while. To me there is a definite difference between being a tourist and a traveller, and I much prefer the latter. Of course there's advantages to being a tourist, which I associate more with a relaxing holiday, but travelling to me means learning and discovering more about the place you're in. Travelling can teach you loads and you can discover things you never knew ...

Instagramming Venice

Venice, Italy. A city built up of small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Beautiful and interesting. A city that is extremely easy to get lost in, but being lost is more than half the fun... Not having enough room for my camera in my tiny hand luggage allowance, I was left with my phone and instagram. Here's Venice through an instagram lens. During this trip I was in Venice for Regata Storica ...

Your ultimate guide to Notting Hill Carnival in London

Notting Hill Carnival is crazy. It's a mass of people, bright colours and loud music. And, it's SO much fun! If you've never been to Notting Hill Carnival before it can be a bit daunting. I remember that I'd heard so much about it (both go0d and bad) that I wasn't really sure what to expect. Make sure you're prepared for a day at the Carnival in London with this guide to Notting Hill Carnival. ...