Mykonos View

My Best Greek Island Experiences

There really is nothing quite like the Greek Islands. That endless, shimmering turquoise sheet of water, surrounded by volcanic land upon which whitewashed houses glisten in the sun. I spent some time in Mykonos, Santorini and Ios and this was way before I had decided to start capturing picture-perfect memories for a blog. And still, […]

Abisko Area

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 2)

On to my favourite topic, food. Well, seeing as how we were up in the arctic wilderness, having close shaves with roaming moose and reindeer, I mean, it only made sense to…you know. What do I know, you ask? Well…eat, I say. Eat moose and reindeer that is. And the lodge we stayed in, Abisko […]

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 1)

So there I was, on the brink of turning 40, (heard that was a milestone of sorts for most people – mid-life crisis, anyone?), staring at a frozen landscape, miles and miles of pristine white, not a single soul to be seen, save for my darling hubby (and a couple of curious moose on their […]

Ice Hotel Scenery

Super-cool stay at the Ice Hotel, Sweden

En route on an attempt to see the Northern Lights in Abisko, up in Swedish Lapland, we stayed one night at the famed Ice Hotel. This hotel is truly unique – the fact that every year, the hotel starts to melt back into the river Torne, the ice from which is used to build the […]

View of Reykjavik

Romp around Reykjavik in 2 days

Pre-trip research painted the citizens of Reykjavik as being a super-jeep driving, music loving, hot dog-eating, bar-hopping friendly lot. Yes, I got to experience three out of the four traits and if I hadn’t just narrowly missed their annual music fest, Iceland Airwaves, I would have experienced the 4th. More on the super-jeep loving part once […]

View from Castle House Lake Tjornin

Castle House – your home in Reykjavik!

Castle House Luxury Apartments – I can’t imagine a more homey yet classy place to stay at in Reykjavik! We had just come off a long flight from Singapore to Iceland and by the time we had reached the hotel, we were tired. It was late at night, also because we had gone to the Blue […]

Blue Lagoon Reykjavik

The Blue Lagoon. Billed as the “must-visit” attraction in Iceland. Sorry, but that really depends. As timings would have it, we arrived rather late into Reykjavik on a cold October day and by the time we reached the Blue Lagoon at 5pm, not only was it dark, but it was also raining. Tip: The guides say you should […]

Sushi Samba Counter

Argentina meets Japan at Sushi Samba, Iceland!

Argentina meets Japan in Iceland at Sushi Samba! Well, not quite just Argentina but as billed on their website, South American and Japanese cuisine pair up to take centrestage at this kooky, buzzy restaurant. We walked in without reservations on a busy Saturday night and no problem, they settled us in quickly. It probably helped […]

Fishmarkadurinn Desserts

Icelandic Seafood feast at Fiskmarkadurinn!

When it comes to Iceland, lamb and lobster rule – luckily they’re my favourite kind of food! Fish restaurants abound in Reykjavik, all proudly showcasing their variety of happy swimmers and amongst the best is Fiskmarkadurinn, sister restaurant to another popular restaurant, Grillmarkadurinn. You could choose amongst the many ala carte items that all sound […]