Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

My husband and I have never taken the kids (now in their late teens) on a ski holiday. Instead, we have spent most winter holidays in destinations far away from cold Scandinavia. For two reasons: 1) Old knee injuries; 2) An urge to escape the cold and the dark and experience different cultures. This Christmas was… Continue reading Three stiff-legged Danes on ski in Sweden

Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

This was our second visit to Japan. It was April and cherry blossom festival in Tokyo and Kyoto, but this time we wanted to see something else. So, we booked a car. After 11 hours flight from Europe, we spent half a day and a night fighting jetlag in cherry blooming Tokyo. Had some lovely… Continue reading Overnight road trip: Tokyo to Hakone and Mount Fuji

Singapore: More than a staging post

First impressions of Singapore and a few tips To me, Singapore used to be little more than a staging post on journeys to e.g. Australia. I imagined a city-state dominated by skyscrapers and container ships, with expat enclaves as the only touch of greenery. Then, I grabbed an opportunity to spend a long weekend there… Continue reading Singapore: More than a staging post

From Nice to Monaco: Taxi in, helicopter out

48  luxurious hours in Nice and Monaco If you are within reasonable flight distance, consider a weekend trip to Nice and Monaco. Weather is mostly good. So is Mediterranean food. And, if you are ready to be a spend some extra bugs, like we did, chance is you will feel like the queen of Sheba. Arriving… Continue reading From Nice to Monaco: Taxi in, helicopter out