The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

The Strangest Welcome to Costa Rica: Puerto Limón

Puerto Limón is atmospherically a strange kind of a place. The first time our ship docked there, the sky was grey and heavy with rain clouds that weren't quite ready to burst but had surely been on the brink of eruption for hours, and despite the greyness of the sky, the air was sticky and [...]

Ísafjördur and Flateyri (A Magical Mystery Tour around the magical mysterious Westfjords of Iceland)

Ísafjördur and Flateyri (A Magical Mystery Tour around the magical mysterious Westfjords of Iceland)

Even though it was the middle of June when our ship docked in the tiny town of Ísafjördur in NorthWest Iceland, it was full on freezing I tell you. Was I wearing enough layers of clothing? It's a hard 'no' to that one my friends. But nevertheless, I was excited to discover what this lonely [...]

Expectation vs Reality: A Midnight Trip to Nordkapp

Expectation vs Reality: A Midnight Trip to Nordkapp

But what on Earth is Nordkapp, I hear you ask!? Nordkapp, pals- or North Cape- is known as the Northenmost point of mainland Europe (although technically it isn't quite). Thousands of years ago it was a sacrificial point for the Sami people who continue to live here to this very day, but the first tourist [...]

Exploring Normandy…a day trip to Étretat

Exploring Normandy…a day trip to Étretat

We docked in Le Havre in Normandy every seven days, but under normal circumstances got no further than the city's pebbly beach, stopping here and there for either coffee or crepes, and one particularly adventurous day for real live snails. (Actually, they weren't alive, they were cooked in garlic butter but, you get what I'm [...]