Really. Really. Now I am not saying you have to go to Scandinavia with it. There are plenty of other roads in Europe and beyond that are open in the winter with a lot of snow. In the Alps they close the higher passes in the winter, but I have seen videos from for example […]

When the Hurtigruten ship arrived to the port of Vadsø in Norway 6:45 AM, we got the perfect sunrise light to start off the day with. More fuel, more photos, and then it was time to start the drive. When I went through the road trip route while preparing the posts for this blog, I […]

Many people dream of sailing on one of the Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast, a journey that many call “The world’s most beautiful sea voyage”. This is a sea voyage that can be short or long, that is up to you to decide. If you want you can book only a night, or if […]

On the second road trip day we left Narvik with a long drive ahead. First stop was for lunch in Tromsø, where we saw our ship, but our drive for the day was not over yet (because good driving roads). Our boarding was not in the port of Tromsø, it was in a small fishing […]

There are road trips you do alone, and there are road trips you are less likely to do alone. Although I have in the past years done almost every road trip featured in this blog as a solo traveller, and love all kind of adventures, a road trip alone to Lapland and Norway in the […]

When we last year got a request to do a driving tour in Scotland I was not immediately excited about going. When I thought of Scotland I thought of rain and could just visualize what it would be to run a driving tour there if you get soaked as soon as you step out of […]

On day six I left Hungary and plan was to stay the next night in Italy, so only drove through Slovenia, no overnight stop there. I did some research before if there was anything in Slovenia I should see and found Vršič Pass on my route. It is located in the Julian Alps, and has an elevation […]

Day five of this trip was quite uninteresting. Woke up, left Romania, drove to Hungary. Spent a night by Lake Balaton and on the morning of day six I continued my journey towards Slovenia. So no nice landscape photos from day five. But to say something more about Romania… After three nights there I am […]

There I said it. Despite the fact that I went to sleep the evening of day three wondering what I really thought about the Transfagarasan Highway in Romania, I can now after a daylight drive admit that I really like it. However, I like Stelvio Pass too. And other European mountain passes I have been […]

Yesterday I wondered why my timing was so wrong – it was already getting dark when I arrived to Transfagarasan Highway, did not expect that. But no can do, the place I had booked a night at was on the other side of that mountain pass so what do you do – well you drive […]

I thought about this – should I confess what happened, or should I just “forget to mention”. But I decided I want to be a warning example instead – you learn from my mistake, please. Make sure you buy the vignettes (road tax) for every country that require them. “Vignettes are used in Austria, Bulgaria, […]

Tomorrow I will be sitting in a BMW Z4 on my way to Transfagarasan. FINALLY. I do not leave things to last minute because I necessarily want to — as you might know, Transfagarasan can close in October but if weather is good it can be open even in November. I knew it was a […]

A lot of the photos I post to Twitter never end up here in the blog, but now I have to dedicate one post to some snapshots from a summer in Finland. Today I happened to get to the beach with the dog just in time for the sunset and once again, it blew me […]

I have a last set of photos from Madeira here. Funchal is after all so small so things are easy to find there. For the best shopping you have the shopping streets in Funchal centre (between the cathedral and old town) Forum shopping mall (in Lido/Ajuda, green line bus), Madeira shopping mall (in Santa Quitéria, […]

I had two really good restaurant experiences on Madeira (both a 5 minute walk away from Pestana Village), so both deserve a mention here. LAREIRA PORTUGUESA Estrada Monumental, Travessa Doutor Valente, nº 7 – Google Maps A good seafood restaurant. I lost my octopus virginity here and yes, I would eat it again! I had the […]

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