TRAVELLING ON MS SPITSBERGEN TO SVALBARD – MY BEST MOMENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Last year, I went to Svalbard on MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten. I am still thinking about this trip every time I hear something about Svalbard or see pictures of the Arctic. I think back to my trip and wish I was there again. I am jealous of the people that are going to travel there, although I have been already myself! But it was one … Continue reading TRAVELLING ON MS SPITSBERGEN TO SVALBARD – MY BEST MOMENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

2 DAY TRIP IDEAS FROM LONDON BY TRAIN: WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE

Lots of tourist come to London every year. According to the Office for National Statistics (2019) around 19 million people visited London alone in 2018. It is a great city with lots to offer, lots to see and even more to do. But there are plenty of other cities and places in Britain that are worth a visit, which are sometimes forgotten. And best of … Continue reading 2 DAY TRIP IDEAS FROM LONDON BY TRAIN: WINDSOR CASTLE AND STONEHENGE

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – HOW TO BE A GOOD TOURIST

This post is going to be a bit different from my other once, but for good reason. I want to make people aware of how we as tourists have an impact on the places, communities and environments we visit and what we can do to protect, help and enhance them. I recently watched an episode on Netflix of the documentary “Our Planet II” and it … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE TOURISM – HOW TO BE A GOOD TOURIST

PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

I have had the pleasure to experience my first ever Expedition Cruise with Hurtigruten last month and I must say it was mind-blowing, truly magical and one of the best things I have ever experienced in my life! Seeing Spitsbergen and the archipelago of Svalbard, with all the wildlife, scenery and culture was fantastic. However, the Arctic is harsh, cold and especially windy. Therefore, to be … Continue reading PACKING TIPS FOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION CRUISES

MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 2

DAY 9 MORNING: SHIP CRUISING ALONG THE ICE EDGE On the way to our next destination, we encountered some ice and the Captain decided to cruise along it. So many different shapes, thicknesses and sizes. DAY 9 EVENING: PHIPPSOYA Located up north, the furthest north on my trip, this island also had some walruses and this time we were able to land and get close … Continue reading MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 2

MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 1

DAY 1 EMBARKATION: TROMSO The start of my journey to the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Embarkation day. DAY 4 MORNING: BURGERBUKTA Burgerbukta in Hornsund is famous for being one of the most beautiful fjords in Svalbard and I was lucky to see close up two if its eight glaciers. An amazing first landing site! DAY 4 AFTERNOON: SAMARINVAGON Located just opposite of Burgerbukta is Samarin … Continue reading MY HURTIGRUTEN EXPEDITION CRUISE IN PICTURES – SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC, PART 1

OCEAN PARK – THE OTHER THEME PARK IN HONG KONG

Since I was a little girl, I always loved going to theme and amusement parks. They are great as they have something to offer for everyone. I seek the thrill and adventure rides, while my other half prefers the shows and scenic rides. Still, we both always enjoy our day out together and we always try to incorporate a theme park visit into our holiday. In … Continue reading OCEAN PARK – THE OTHER THEME PARK IN HONG KONG

LITTLE PROVENCE IN ENGLAND – MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM

Have you ever seen pictures of a lavender field and thought, WOW? Well, I certainly feel like this every single time I see pictures of lavender farms. I instantly think of that typical Lavender scent and I am amazed and fascinated by the vibrant purple colours. I always wanted to see a Lavender field. So, a few weeks ago I decided it was time for … Continue reading LITTLE PROVENCE IN ENGLAND – MAYFIELD LAVENDER FARM