Last Friday, my family and friends in Norway celebrated the yearly event of midsummer, or as we call it “St. Hans”. It’s a celebration of the shortest day of the year and a great highlight for us when it comes to scandinavian celebrations. Since I did not have the opportunity to go home for the…… Continue reading A midsummers dream!
This month I went to Norway to celebrate our national holiday, May 17 (a celebration of our Constitution). I wanted my daughter to experience this day with our family in Norway; her first of many national holidays. So, many people ask me what we do to celebrate this special day? Let me walk you through…… Continue reading My TOP 6 activities on Norway`s “17. Mai”!
The Rhine Valley in Germany is famous for all its castles and good wine. Let me show you one of my favorites! Like a little gemstone in the middle of the Rhine Valley I discovered the beautiful Rheinstein Castle. It has soul! It`s a steep walk up (but very short) to the castle after arriving…… Continue reading The Rheinstein Castle – a “Rhine” beauty!
Sometimes, it`s important to do something for yourself. Treat yourself well and give yourself a little luxury, whatever that means to you. So why don’t we do it more often? Walking towards the five-star luxury hotel “Europäischer Hof” in Heidelberg (on a “normal” Tuesday) to get a facial (in the Aziz Beauty Lounge) and some spa luxury…… Continue reading A SPAlicious five-star day!
This hotel really just made me want to stay in my room for as long as absolutely possible! Such elegant, modern and yet cozy surroundings made me want to linger. Which hotel am I talking about? The Jumeirah Frankfurt I admire the Jumeirah hotels and I have (unfortunately) slept in only one of them myself;…… Continue reading Let me stay forever!
As a norwegian girl, my favorite cake in the world is of course our national cake – the so-called “best cake in the world” (“verdens beste”). Another name is Kvæfjordkake. Even though it has a strange name; when tasting it, you will know why! It really IS the best cake in the world!:-) Whenever I…… Continue reading “The world`s best cake” – the Norwegian national cake!
Imagine the Rhine Valley with its beautiful river, flowers and vines as far as you can see, the sound of river boats cruising through the streamy water and the smell of summer. This is Rüdesheim to me, situated in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley (UNESCO). It`s idyllic. I was there several times. Once, I took…… Continue reading Sleep in a real wine barrel!