Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lightning tour of eastern Europe

We are crazy.

You probably knew that, if you've been reading this blog or happen to know us in real life, but here's the confirmation..
We are now in our "every day is moving day" phase of the trip through eastern Europe.

We just arrived in Riga, Latvia this morning, after visiting Tallinn, Estonia for a half day and night.

Next, we're off to Warsaw, Poland, then Krakow, also in Poland, where we intend to visit Auschwitz.
I can't say that I'm looking forward to that, but it should be an interesting/intense experience..

A quick time table, so those who are seeking our sparkling company will know where to look. Contact us, please, through the usual social media or comments on this blog, we'd love to meet up where we can!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fun weekend in Finland (Part 2)

So we headed off to Emilia's Summer House number 2 on the next day. We got onto another boat and off we went with Captain Emilia in charge! Meanwhile I was just hoping I won't get sea sick.

Onto a bigger boat
Captain Emilia
Yay
Almost there
Compost for the toilet
Boys relaxing while Emilia paddles!

Fun weekend in Finland (Part 1)

So Finland was amazing, thanks to Emilia and Mikke. After arriving in Turku, we drove to Pyhäranta which is about an hour drive north east of Turku. From there, we took a little boat out to Emilia's summer cottage number 1. It was simply beautiful! We got to experience Finnish sauna which was probably something I enjoyed the most in Finland. Finnish people are really big on sauna. Apparently they have sauna in their apartment houses in the city, if not individual ones then the shared one. How amazing! It's probably like how the Japanese people are with the bath.

Onto Emilia's little boat 
Out to the ocean again
The Summer House no.1
Sauna preparation
Wood stove 
Cooling down after sauna

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Crossing Baltic sea from Stockholm to Turku

After a very relaxing week in Stockholm, we took a ferry - The Viking Line - to Turku, Finland.
The Viking Line!
Early start..
Ferry

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Checking out the 'Beach' in Stockholm

Getting ready for picnic on the beach
I love the beach so I wanted to check out the beach in Stockholm on my birthday.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

12 days in Norway


We've been super busy the last couple of weeks, so we haven't been updating our blog. Now that we have some time in Stockholm (where we will be staying for almost a week), here are some updates & photos from Norway.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Trippin' home - Stavanger, Norway

Having reached the half-way point in our trip, it was time to go to my point of origin: Stavanger, Norway.

I hadn't been back there for a while, and much has happened in the mean time..

[Warning: Long post!]

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Photos from Gothenburg, Sweden

A short stay in Gothenburg, Sweden on our way to Oslo....

The sun's out in Sweden

Friday, July 4, 2014

Heading even further up north – Copenhagen

So we were finally heading to a Scandinavian country! 


The Bremen Town Musicians

In order to make it to Frode’s grandma’s 80th birthday, we had to head north after Amsterdam. 

We weren’t exactly sure where to visit in between Amsterdam and Stavanger. All we knew was we had to be in Stavanger by the 10th of July.

So we studied the map…. We decided we want to visit Copenhagen, Oslo and maybe some little towns in between.

Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes over 10 hours so we decided to stop somewhere along the way for a couple of nights….but where….?



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Short stay in Amsterdam

So after Bruges, we took the trains up north to Amsterdam (via Brussels & Rotterdam). We decided to stay for two days in Amsterdam after a brief discussion with our travel buddies (mum and her friend). Everybody had different opinions as to how long we should stay there.