“Inspired by Iceland” is the perfect tourism slogan for the country with the northern most capital in the world. My recent second trip to Iceland was very different from the first one. I experienced a new form of travel and found out that I am still quite an adrenaline junkie at heart (although I wouldn’t do another bungee jump). Like the first … Continue reading Inspired by Iceland
When the opportunity to visit the largest island in the world presented itself, I couldn’t have been more excited. Contrary to its name which was given to attract settlers, Greenland is all about ice with ice sheet covering about 80% of the landmass or nearly 14 times the size of England while the ice-free area amounts … Continue reading Our journey to East Greenland where polar bears roam and giant icebergs loom
Two minutes after midnight struck on the 14th of November 2016, an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale shook across the south island of New Zealand. We were nearby, in Wellington, the capital. The kids and I slept through it while Peter wondered if he should be fearing for our lives (and … Continue reading Our trip in the south island of New Zealand
At a work event recently we were asked what was the most adventurous thing we had ever done. I wondered, was it doing the 111m bungee jump off Victoria Falls from the bridge that connects Zambia to Zimbabwe? Was it solo camping in a Malaysian jungle? Was it trying to buy carpets in Turkmenistan? After … Continue reading What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
I have long had a love affair with carpets. As we already had several from India and Turkey, my mission was to buy carpets when we got to Turkmenistan – the land of carpets. After all, which other country in the world has carpets appearing on their national flag? Or a Ministry of Carpets? Or a … Continue reading The nightmare we faced trying to buy carpets in Turkmenistan
There are so many mountains in Switzerland. How does one choose which one to visit? When I read the following, I knew Stanserhorn had to be the next one. “Riding to the top of the 1,900-meter Mount Stanserhorn with the wind in your hair, the blue sky above you and a fantastic 360° panorama: that … Continue reading Stanserhorn and CabriO – the world’s first roofless upper deck cable car
Switzerland is known to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. As I am lucky enough to be living here, I know I have to make the most out of it and what better way than to plan amazing weekend getaways in the mountains. I have wanted to stay at The Cambrian in … Continue reading The Cambrian, Adelboden