onsdag 23. juli 2014

Summer in the mountains

I had the greatest day at work yesterday, driving through this fantastic landscape
 High up in the mountains, a 3 hour drive from Oslo was this nice piece of paradise
 The place is called Hemsedal, and is located north west of Oslo. In winter it's known for being a nice place to go skiing. But I think it's just as nice in the summer. 

You know you've left the big city when this is when this is what holds you up in traffic...

tirsdag 22. juli 2014

Summer in Oslo

 There's nothing quite like dozing off under a tree on a warm summer day
Then waking up and gazing at the green leaves above and listening to them rustle gently in the summer breeze.
 Ah! Oslo in the summer is wonderful. Go to Vippetangen and get on board a boat headed to one of the small islands on the fjord for a picnic and a swim. What a bargain: You can go to any island for the price of a tram/ tube ticket. Yay!
 For the best sandwiches/ Bocadillos in Oslo: Hotel Havana! My favorite is Manchego cheese & Serrano ham. It's a great spot for people watching too. Thorvald Meyers gate 36, 0555 Oslo. 
 One of the touristy things that is worth doing is definitely the opera building. A gorgeous piece of architecture. And you can walk all over it too. Great for an afternoon stroll. Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1. N-0150 Oslo
Hello Miss Mo!
The best spot to end a summer evening: Sukkerbiten. Go here to catch the last rays of summer sun and for nice food and some beer/ wine. On this picture, it's nearly 23:00 P.M. What's not to love about the long Norwegian summer days? Location: Behind the opera. 

fredag 18. juli 2014

A rainy day in Valencia

One day during our holiday, it really poured down. It rained like there was no tomorrow!
 It was refreshing though, because after the rain the air was fresh, and the streets glistened beautifully
 Yup, it was nice, but luckily that was the only day it rained. 
One day of rain during your holiday is enough :)

tirsdag 15. juli 2014

Oh Valencia!

So I just got back from a summer holiday to one of my favorite countries, Spain ♥
 I've been many times, but this time, I visited Valencia for the first time. It's Spain's third largest city. And what a nice city it is! 
 I went with my best friend Ruben. We're both equally relaxed. No stress, just doing everything in a slow pace. Taking our time to read, have naps and not to mention to eat well. In other words, a great travel companion! 
The pace of life here was not so stressful and hectic like in Madrid or Barcelona. I liked it a lot. 
 And like many Spanish cities, the old part of the city was filled with magical and beautiful, narrow streets. 
 And the best part of all, from the city center, it only takes a short tram/ bus ride to get to a really big and nice beach! 
 We stayed at this hotel, NH Center. What luck: We got a really nice room on the 11th floor with a super view. 
Ah. I already miss Spain.