Hostels in Europe

I have told this plenty of times, I love staying at hostels. I have found that hostels are the best places to stay in Australia, New Zealand, any country in Europe, Canada and USA. Staying at hostels has many advantages, firstly its economical when you are budgeted traveller like me, secondly you tend to meet many new travellers from different …

The dance of the Northern Lights

‘I am leaving for Iceland tomorrow’, I announced proudly to all my hotel mates seated at the TV room, while waiting for my guide cum driver. I was going on chasing of Northern lights tour. The guide was preparing hot chocolate for our tour and the night. Immediately the owner of the hostel said, ‘Then you will soon realize why …

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

Pulpit Rock is also known as Preikestolen or Prekestolen or Preacher’s Pulpit. It is a famous tourist attraction and hike in Ryfylke in Norway.Standing tall as a steep cliff rising 604 meters, Pulpit Rock has breath taking views of the fjord. Logistics of the hike: Hike to Pulpit Rock: 2 hours (3.8 kms each way) Season: April to September Transportation …

Photo Diary: Tromsø

Tromsø is a city in the north of Norway. It is considered as the northern most city in the World and is also called as ‘Gateway to the Arctic’. It is one place that reminded me of Queenstown. It’s so beautiful that it looks like it has just come out of a fairy tale. My first glimpse of Tromsø: View this …

Sverd i fjell (Swords in Rock)

What is Sverd i fjell? Sverd i fjell which means Swords in Rock in English is one of the must dos in Stavanger, Norway. It is a commemorative monument of three swords with a background of an ocean. The swords are made of bronze and stand at 10 meters tall. They represent peace, unity and freedom. The largest sword represents …

The muddy path!

  Since I did not have anything else to do in Tromsø (as I had missed the cruise that would take me around the Fjords – I will write about it in another post), I decided to head to the beach. I remembered, my roommate Katharina had told me that the beach was about 30 to 45 minutes’ walk from the city …