auschwitz
Australia, blogging, Travel

Life is Normal Down Under

Australia has been likened to Nazi Germany! Is it true? As an Australian, you'd have to question the rationale of such a comparison. Yet this is the power of media to sway opinion and spread propaganda and fear across the world. Decide for yourself: Here's a snapshot of my life in Australia Nazi Germany: This… Continue reading Life is Normal Down Under

Vaernes
blogging, Travel

Værnes – To Hell and Back

Meet Hans Olav - a real Viking Despite not being a major airport, for some of us, it's rather fun landing over water, flying low into the fjord at Stjørdal, landing on a thin strip of land that juts out between the two arms of the sea. The airport itself has an interesting history dating… Continue reading Værnes – To Hell and Back

Travel

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Airport Experiences

I don't know when it started, but I developed a ritual of taking a photo of the plane I was about to embark on, just before boarding. It was a nice record and demarcation in my endless reams of google photos I would take when travelling to multiple countries. After a while, this ritual became… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Airport Experiences

Sas Plane flying
Travel

What Can Happen at an Airport

I was about to bite into one of the most heavenly foods on the planet, a fluffy Danish, 'Snegle' pastry, (a cinnamon bun, shaped like a snail's shell that is sold in Denmark), when I heard my name called out over the public address system in the airport terminal. Surely that can't be me? They… Continue reading What Can Happen at an Airport

Akaroa
Travel

Friendly Friday Challenge- Meet Jan and John

"We have more in common than we often realise." Christchurch - 2 weeks before the first earthquake, Cathedral square Just two weeks before the first dreadfully unexpected earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand, way back in 2010, a Kiwi friend had hooked me up to meet Jan and John - two residents of this fair city,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge- Meet Jan and John

blogging, Travel

Friendly Friday – Meet Olav in Norway

Back in 2004, I jumped on a subway train in Norway. It was my first time visiting the country that was to steal my heart. I had little knowledge of where I was going that day, or what would happen, other than I was headed for a ski jump outside of Oslo, which had panoramic… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Meet Olav in Norway

Australia, blogging, Travel

Travelling to the Pilbara in Western Australia

I was 22 years old and I was lucky to make it to 23. But I didn't know that yet. While other girls my age flocked to tropical getaways or the beach for holidays, I was going to the remote North-west of Australia. The fact that I'd promised to visit a good friend in a… Continue reading Travelling to the Pilbara in Western Australia

grotto at the sea
Australia, blogging, Travel

Friendly Friday Challenge – Road Trip

Over at The Sandy Chronicles, my Friendly Friday co-host Sandy has thrown out the challenge for me to participate in the theme Road Trip. Not just with the usual written post, but with a custom video presentation via Canva. So, I know a little about Canva, but I've only used the trial version. Ah! This… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Road Trip

blogging, Community, Photography, Travel

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Mountain Top

Kakani 1988 It was a perfect afternoon on a perfect mountain top, 30 km west of Kathmandu in Nepal. We'd travelled in the back seat of an ageing and dusty Black Toyota sedan to Kakani. The lack of seat belts in the car might have given an inkling of the car's advanced age, but it… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Mountain Top

snowy mountains
History & Traditions, Travel

Mirror Mirror on the Mountain

Norwegians are obsessed with sunlight. They talk about it endlessly and watch and wait in the New Year, for the light to come a little earlier each day heralding the onset of an early spring. Obsessed? Quite possibly. Most of us are familiar with the winter blues, associated lack of sunlight and how it can… Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the Mountain

blogging, Photography, Travel

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – On the Way

Even though few people are currently travelling, most of us have travel stories about our global adventures, that we can re-visit through writing and photographs. Welcome back to the Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge, where I challenge you to create a post and share your stories, photographs, or memories, that you experienced 'On the Way,' to,… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – On the Way

beach sunrise with motivation saying to unite bloggers around the world
blogging, Community, Motivational, Travel

Morning World Blogger Video

When Vero from LesFrenchChronicles started a Vlogging collaboration, Bloggers with a View, it was a fun idea that connected bloggers around the world. Taking a look into the snippets of another's life, another's world. People that we only knew through words on a screen. That is one reason why we yearn to travel isn't it?… Continue reading Morning World Blogger Video