Norwegian Venice – Alesund

Alesund is spread across three separate islands and the best place to view the beautiful landscape is from the top of Aksla Mountain. Our cruise ship docked at the harbor a day after Trondheim . There are two ways to climb up to Aksla Mountain – climb up...

Hiking in Bymarka Forest

A recreation area to the west of Trondheim, Bymarka is frequently used and loved by the city’s residents. Hiking in Bymarka is a distinctly Norwegian experience. We started our hike from Skistua Lodge and descended downhill back to the city centre. We were...

Spotted: Aminah Abdul Jillil Ribbon Bow Pumps

This shoe has been turning heads and can be easily mistaken for a Valentino design. Photo credits to Song of Style A little about the designer of this pair of statement shoes, Alaska Aminah. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska Aminah began as a professional dancer in...

Reykjavik, Iceland

It was a beautiful day in Reykjavik, Iceland. We just got back from the soak at Blue Lagoon and had some time left before the ship departs from the harbor.   Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude, at 64°08′ N, makes it the...

Iceland: Golden Circle

First stop after 3 full day of cruising in the Atlantic Ocean was Reykjavik, Iceland. We would be embarking on an excursion known as the Golden Circle which covers the Gullfoss (meaning “golden falls”), Geysir hot spring and the National Park Thinvellir....
London: Pierre Hermé, Burger and Lobster

London: Pierre Hermé, Burger and Lobster

I spent a day in London before joining the cruise in Southampton. This is my second time in London and I had limited time, so I decided on two things I have yet to try – Pierre Hermé macarons and Burger & Lobster.   I like the classic flavor, Salted...

Iceland, Blue Lagoon

I had a chance to soak in one of Iceland’s famous attractions, the Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is renewed every two days.  Superheated water is vented from the...

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