The charms of England’s Lake District

It’s so easy, isn’t it... jump on the plane - and less than two hours later you’re in London, the city we Scandinavians know so very well. It’s practically a default weekend break. Lake District view through a smudgy steam train window - ‘What are [...]

2019-06-12T12:12:05+01:0029 May 2017|England, UNESCO World Heritage|

Things to do in Manchester if you’re not into football

So... imagine you are in Manchester. With a girlfriend - or boyfriend - who's here for one thing and one thing only: footie! You, on the other hand, couldn't care less for the Beautiful Game. You can't even remember what the corner kick rule means, [...]

2019-06-12T12:11:44+01:0028 April 2017|England, Magic of Cities|

World at a Glance: Cornwall mining landscapes

Cornwall is one of my favourite parts of Britain. And not just the curiously captivating fishing villages, but inland, too. Last summer, Cat spent a few days at horse riding camp on Bodmin Moor. On the way, we naturally used the opportunity to spend another night at Jamaica Inn. And this [...]

2018-09-19T09:59:51+01:0010 March 2016|Cornwall, England, UNESCO World Heritage|

Mary King’s Close: Edinburgh through the ages

It's October, my favourite month. Warm, golden colours, leaves crunching underfoot, chestnuts kicked about, autumn winds, cool, refreshing temperatures, movement, flow. There's mystery in the air. Anything might happen. I was born in October, on Halloween, no less. On my 30th birthday, two thousand million [...]

Uisge-beatha: Following the Scotch trail on Islay

Ever wanted to learn how to make whisky? Here's your chance. But what about uisge-beatha, you say? What does that mean? Read on, and all will become clear. We did a 4-day whisky tour of Islay, a small island in the Hebrides. The tour took [...]

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