Roadtripping through Tuscany pt. 2: Saturnia

They were a renewed couple getting into the car on Sunday morning. Both energized from two days of not doing much at all. Most of all, they were excited to reach Saturnia and the treasure that part of Tuscany held. But one treasure was already ready to be discovered half-way along the way. On Ole’s…

Our Biggest Regret

You don’t want to plan a lot of time to visit Lake Garda. Image//google It only takes five hours to drive around Lake Garda; who needs to make pit stops to take stunning photos or visit beautiful small towns around the lake anyway? Image//google And if you do go against all advice and go see…

Check-list: Venezia/Venice

Here are some bullet points we’d advice anyone to have the best possible experience in Venezia! Arrive early, that way you can leave early before everyone else. Water, water & water. Get a map and decide a productive route stopping at the things you want to see. We didn’t do this and spent most of…

From Central Athens to Skiathos

No matter how much we searched the internet, we couldn’t find a comprehensive, straight-forward and up-to-date answer on how to travel to Skiathos and Skopelos (two of the “Mamma Mia – The Movie” islands) from Athens by bus and ferry. Therefore, I’ve decided to post a short, but up-to-date post about it (well, I’m trying….

Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley: Team Bandana on tour, pt. 2

  Dear readers (or ghosts of readers still waiting for my next post), About eight months ago I promised you a full summary and review of the trek I did with TrekAmerica last summer, but then life – or more correctly depression –  got in the way and picking up the keyboard to blog became…

Here and there in New York City

Manhattan I believe it is a testimony to how much I enjoyed myself in LA when, suddenly, I was at the airport, supposed to leave, but realizing I had done absolutely no, zero, zip, nill, nada research about New York whatsoever. What would I do once I landed at JFK? No clue.

17th of May

– Or more correctly known as the Norwegian Independence/Constitution/National day for all Norwegians and friends of Norwegians.   It’s widely recognised as the day Norway and the Norwegian Facebook walls are dressed in red, white and blue. For us Norwegians, this day marks and celebrate the 17th of May in 1814 when we got our own…

Cusco and Marqueses Boutique Hotel

If you only have time to go to one town in Peru, then Cusco would be your best shout. I absolutely loved it here. The touristy city centre is full of life, clean, tidy and safe. You see the poorer areas where the locals live like a favela frame around the city centre. Although I…

Survivor of the Inca Trek 2015

The long-awaited report; it’s actually taken me so long to get this done simply because I wanted it to be really good for you guys (and because I haven’t been well). First: Some facts you need to know – If you’re planning to do any trek to the Machu Picchu you need to book early…

A tour around the Sacred Valley

I’m sorry for the silence on the blog folks, sometimes travelling just takes all my time you know – tut tut. However, in all seriousness, it’s been a crazy busy week and I got so much new things to tell you in a couple articles hereafter so stay alert: these are the reports you have…

On the Road Again

And I’m on route South America! But I might be having a different reaction to it than what you’d think… It’s not that I’m not excited, deep inside I am. It’s just this trip was always going to be a mission testing my boundaries and capability to handle my death anxiety, and now a lump…

Happy New Year; what to expect in 2015!

2014 is coming towards an end and 2015 is just around the corner. On a personal level, 2014 have been incredible, but I won’t forget or look away from the fact it’s been a difficult, tragic and testing year for the rest of the world. Wars, terrorism, flight accidents and other tragedies have taken and ruined…

Not everything goes according to plan

I should have spent my last days in Thailand giving some amazing lectures that would make my kids scream with joy, spend some extra time in the nursery to cuddle with my toddlers and then I’d round of the trip by swimming with dolphins and go elephant trekking. Even more so, I was finally, after…

Old Places and New Pals

This weekend we visited two of my favourite places that are a must-see in Pattaya. The Million Years Stone Park This crocodile farm, as it’s also known as, was one of the “zoo’s” my dad took me to when I visited Thailand for the first time. I sat next to a Tiger then and I…

Settling into My New Old Home

The weekend has been terribly busy settling into the flat and attempting getting to know my way around Pattaya. I’ve only been here two days, but I got many stories already. They go from sweating away to being washed away or from accidentally walking on a dead rat while exploring by foot to go on…

Arriving in Pattaya

It’s five to 12 and, while you lot are probably preparing to ring in the ghostly hours, I’ve just got in bed from my journey to Pattaya and I’m well ready to pass out. Christina 1, jet lag 0. The journey itself went fine, although I’m not as impressed with Oman air as I am…

Only the Beginning of the Adventure

I never thought I’d write my first travel post on my phone. I can assure you my laptop is having a strop somewhere in all my travel mess. However,I guess it’s fitting as I will be on the move for most of my journey so I can’t guarantee lengthy updates. I’ll guarantee you important ones…