Israel Breaks the Silence

…of this blog, I mean, nothing political behind the headline. Sorry. Waffle had promised to take a colleague of his to mountains. The original plan was aiming us to the Welsh mountains in Snowdonia, but as the execution of this noble plan grew later and the weather in Wales got more and more wintery, we…

Autumn In Our Finnish Paradise

October came, and like many Finns, us too needed to get to our summer cottage to make it ready to face the harsh months of winter.  Our journey was perhaps a little longer than most. The route went first by car from Belgium to Bremen, Germany and then an early morning flight with Ryanair to…

Bulgaria- Hiking in the Pirin

The familiar, sad sound of a half way destroyed rental car clutch was accompanying our journey as yet another weekend holiday was upon us. We bounced down the roads taking us out of Sofia towards the town of Bansko. We were heading deep into Bulgaria. Ryanair had offered some cheap flights to this East European…

Visiting home – The part of the Cottage life

In the previous post I left you hanging, as we were speeding up north through the countryside of Finland. It was me having the wheel as Waffle was peacefully sleeping, missing dozens of moose and a bear running across the road (just kidding Waffle, just kidding, you only missed some bush). We arrived at my…

Normandy and Easter – A Perfect Duo

Normandy. The green, softly flowing valleys, glistening sea, shining white cliffs and sky so close you could hug it. Normandy is such a picturesque place, I think my soul has found a second home from its shores. I am always happy to return there, and bring some friends along, like we did this time. Normandy is starting…

The most beautiful mornings

If you have been following our travels, you might already guess, that this post is not going to be filled with hotel recommendations. Instead this is a list of the 5 most memorable mornings, in the most memorable places around Europe for this duo of travellers. They are listed chronologically, since it would be way too difficult…

How What and Why – Guide to Terceira, Azores

I fell in love with Azores, the nature, the ocean, the food, the people and the night sky. What is there not to love? It used to be one of those destinations I dreamed of visiting and as I finally did, I was not disappointed. I would like to see myself back in the Azores one…

Terceira – Volcanic Beauty

Terceira, one of the central islands of the Azores. It sits there in all its greenery in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Volcanoes are dotting the landscape covered in jungle. Cows roam around on their pastures and the villages are cute as candies!

Terceira – A Green Paradise

Terceira, one of the central islands of the Azores. It sits there in all its greenery in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Volcanoes are dotting the landscape covered in jungle. Cows roam around on their pastures and the villages are cute as candies!

A Mini Getaway to Cyprus

To be honest, our expectations for Cyprus were not that high. We were expecting to find a similar touristic island as Mallorca is. So no wild nature, no peace and people everywhere. Friday the 13th was our date to fly. The curse of the date seemed to be true this time. The winter had arrived…

Teeny Weeny Winter

The weather has been on the chilly side for a while already all over Belgium. Finally, this Saturday it snowed a little in Flanders! That is a rare event and is a cause for joy for many. I spotted the first kid running around with a sledge outside before 9 in the morning. We were…

Mallorca – Things can go wrong

Waffle had been doing his magic again. We had a long weekend approaching and he had been hunting down cheap flights again. One afternoon I just got a message in Facebook “You are going to Mallorca”. I took it as I always take it: Yes! Travelling again. But Mallorca? But there are some mountains there,…