Top 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Going on holiday can be extremely stressful. You are constantly torn between running around seeing as much as possible and the resting in the comfortable sun chairs. How many times haven’t we been optimistic and packed two novels, only to discover them in the bottom of the suitcase when we return home and unpack? Most…

Death row meals in Rio de Janeiro

Three restaurants I would return to during the next Brazil trip: Sushi Leblon Leblon is an extremely nice part of Rio and much safer than the rest of the areas. We could quite happily walk around in the area without feeling unsafe. It also appears to be the home of plastic surgeons and fancy restaurants….

Six hours in Toronto, Canada

There is nothing more frustrating than going to a new city or country and not see anything. I went on a business trip to Toronto for two days in the middle of January 2014. It was -24 degrees (a record at the time) and I spent both days in meetings. The six hours I got…

Christmas bauble shopping in London

I would give up my birthday to have Christmas twice a year. I’m one of those people who have all Christmas present done in October, start decorating the house with red kitchen curtains in November, host a combined Swedish gluhwein & wrapping party in early December and then just enjoy Christmas in peace. Since all big…

Wahiba Sands, Oman

I love so much about the Middle Eastern countries, especially the climate that is so different to the western countries. It also so happens that I’m absolutely mad about camels. Therefore, a tour to the Wahiba Sands with a desert safari was on top of my list during our Oman trip. Wahiba Sands is about 2,5…

72 hours in Reykjavík, Iceland

This is how we spent 72 well-used hours in Reykjavík: FOOD: Fiskmarkaðurinn The Fish Market offers its diners the freshest fish you will ever eat unless you catch it yourself. It would be my death row meal simply because their policy is there shouldn’t be more than four hours between the fish swimming in the sea…

Naan bread diet in India

I spent 13 days in India and lost 5kg because I really dislike Indian food. This means that every time someone says India was the trip of a lifetime I think of my diet of coke zero and naan bread. The bacteria culture in India (is not just more prominent than the western world) is……

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain

I have to admit, staying at the Four Seasons had been on my bucket list for quite some time, so when I finally did I expected a lot. We basically booked ourselves in for a 48 hour spa, pool and eating season with the view to not leave the luxury resort. It worked and by…

Street art in Athens

What to do in Athens on a Sunday when everything else is closed? Look at the incredible street art in the Planka district.

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is showing off all year around, but there is a particular charm to the winter months.