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

Six reasons to travel to France

French coffee After spending time in the US, I appreciate even more French strong coffee! Cups are small (especially espresso) but the flavor is rich! And I like the fact that you seldom have to walk more than a block to find a café in a French city. Breakfast included Another good thing about being… Continue reading Six reasons to travel to France

Parents: Never take your teenagers to a music festival

A story about going to a music festival and realising your kids have grown older (and you have grown old) With my hubby stationed in London and myself and our two teenage children in Denmark, I am often on the lookout for events to attend together around London. In June, I received a news feed about the V-festival… Continue reading Parents: Never take your teenagers to a music festival