Northern Europe

Stockholm Sweden

The heat wave continues in Stockholm, making our many walks around the city enjoyable indeed for us sun seekers. It’s immediately evident that the population is greater than any city so far on our Scandinavian journey, tallying nearly a million. The lengthy pedestrian street is a shopping mecca thick with people. The Old Town’s labyrinthine…

Norway Olso and Bergen

Norway Oslo is having a heat wave! We slather on sunscreen and forge forth in the wonderful +30 degrees Celsius weather daily. Olso’s lengthy pedestrian street, Karl Johan gate, is high octane with its flood of people and street performers (of which my winning choice is battery boy). Tantalizing odours wafting out of eateries, shopping…

Iceland – Cool Reykjavik, billowing geysers and thunderous waterfalls

Chill’in in the trendy capital of Iceland is for us an oxymoron, below normal temperatures and steaming hot springs in this country of mega geothermal activity. Reykjavik shops have plenty of Icelandic wool in every form, enticing souvenirs, restaurants serving world cuisines and local favourites, such as traditional “meat soup”. We find truth in the…