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Europe

Europe is a very special place for me, apart from being my ancestral home, I get great pleasure in exploring and absorbing the history and culture that is all around. It’s a privilege to be able to share these experiences with you. Please do leave a comment, I really do love hearing from my readers.

Clear Waters of Mallorca

Road Tripping Mallorca

Getting to Mallorca is easy, with daily flights from most European cities, we traveled from Baden Baden in Germany, a fairly short flight to the international airport at Palma and then a very long transfer by coach to our hotel. My first bit of advice would be, if you can possibly avoid...

Road Tripping Norway

Norway Road Trip

It’s been a long standing ambition to visit Norway, so when the opportunity presented itself, no second thought was given and flights were booked. The plan was to spend a couple of days exploring Amsterdam, then flying into Oslo and hiring a car for a road trip, taking in Bergen...

Amsterdam

Amsterdam Explored

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Europe so it was with some excitement that we departed Cape Town for Amsterdam via Dubai. Flying business class on Emirates does take away some of the pain of flying long distance though, I’m not going to lie to you. A very long...

Trondheim Norway

Eat Drink & Stay in Southern Norway

On a recent road trip through Southern Norway, we travelled from Oslo to Bergen then Northwards through Ålesund, to Trondheim and back to Oslo. The journey took 5 days and quite a number of hotels, Air B&B’s and restaurants were visited. This short piece tries to give an...

Grand Canal Venice

Eurotrip: Venice, Rome, Amalfi & Pompeii

This post is being published 6 months after the past one, work pressure and travel has got in the way, but better late than never as they say. From Lulea Sweden to Venice requires 2 flights, with a stopover in Stockholm and then a direct flight to Venice. We flew on Norwegian Air, I can...

Midnight Sun Sweden

Eurotrip: UK & Sweden

The flight from Cape Town via Dubai takes a bit longer than going direct, but the difference in cost between Emirates and SAA, British Airways & other national airlines is substantial. Thus began our Euro Trip 2014, which will take us from London to Lulea in Northern Sweden, via...

Zell Am Zee Austria

Skiing in Zell Am See Austria

Travelling from Cape Town at the end of January, when it’s at it’s hottest and driest, to Austria in mid winter, with temperatures in the early minuses and snow on the ground is quite a shock to the system. We flew from Cape Town, via Johannesburg, to Munich and then traveled...