From Florence with Love

Florence stole my heart – or should I say he did – David off course. I have to admit I have a ‘thing’ for marbled statutes, I think it’s the texture, colour and romance of them, so it came to no surprise that I would find Michelangelo’s David stunning. He is a bit more than…

Celebrating Two Months on the Road!

Wow we have made it! 8 Weeks in and we are still talking to each other, still enjoying cooking, still enjoying eating, seeing new sites and most important of all the car is still driving! Having visited many Italian fortified hill top towns with pretty castles’s we decided to actually go and stay in a…

Pizza, Prosecco and a Pizzaiolo

We arrived in a little village of Monfumo very close to the picturesque village of Asolo. We were met by some very dear friends from London. Aah bliss, I love my family dearly but we all looking forward to some different company. I remember once while visiting the island of Capri, we asked the waiter…

Up Up the hill we go

Through winding rounds over the alps we made our way into Italy. Unfortunately the weather did not play along and we could only catch a glimpse of the beautiful town of Lugano as it stayed hidden under fog and mist. A quick refuel verified that we were indeed in Italy as the shady looking truck-stop…

Riga: Latvian Dumplings

We arrived for a brief stopover in Riga and one immediately felt a Soviet presence in the air. Apart from the massive Art Nouveau movement during the industrial revolution, architecture in Riga is harsh and grey, what must of been, once beautiful wooden buildings, are left quite dilapidated and unloved. While on a trip to…

The Bread – oh and a visit to Tallinn, Estonia

We took the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn has a elegance about it, probably helped by the uber cool decorated apartment we stayed in. By far the most spacious apartment we stayed in and being together 24/7 the extra space was welcomed! It was cold, boy it was cold, you know when you…

Citrus Cure Salmon Gravlax with Chickpea Pancakes

As I am frequently reminded I am behind with the travel blog – my apologies. We left Sweden in search for the Northern Lights, our search took us to Roveniemi, and as we soon found out (bombarded by tacky billboards) also the home of yours truly Mr Claus. We stayed in a cabin on the…

Honey, we ate the Moose

Week 4 and we are back in Sweden but this time ¬†far up north in a little town called Slussfors. We are staying in a cabin on a lake owned by Petter and Angela Karlson. The family owns a dog sledging company and over 100 Hereford Cattle. We went to visit the farm and meet…