Nagarkot – the sight of the Himalayas near the Nepalese capital

Near Kathmandu in a small mountain village called Nagarkot, there are a number of hotels with rooftop terraces from where we can admire the majestic mountain range that is known to everyone in the world: the Himalayas.   Most tourists Read more…


Shepherd’s pie – the English/Irish delicacy a little differently

I wanted to share my shepherd’s pie recipe for some time now, but somehow I always put it aside. Now though it has become quite topical because of my fast-approaching trip to England.   It’s an English / Irish hot-pot Read more…


Preikestolen – the Pulpit-Rock from Stavanger

Preikestolen, or in English the Pulpit-Rock is one of the most popular sights in the south of Norway.  For a long time I just watched the photos of it and I longed for conquering it. Then my father turned 60 Read more…


Dachstein Krippenstein – snowshoeing in the Alps next to Hallstatt

If you are visiting Hallstatt, you may want to spend some time outside the village too. During our short 2 day visit, besides the village, the Unesco World Heritage Viewpoint and the  salt mine we also conquered the top of Read more…


Hallstatt and its surroundings – 6 must-see attractions

The small picturesque village of Hallstatt can be familiar to many, at least from photos or postcards. This settlement in Austria deserves to be called the gem of the Alps. From Hungary it can be reached by car in a Read more…


Hallstatt – the viewpoint and the salt mine

Hallstatt, the surrounding mountains and a huge, deep-blue lake must be seen from above! And the most suitable place for this is the skywalk bridge built on the hill behind the village and the triangular lookout viewpoint at its end. Read more…


Hallstatt – the gem of the Austrian Alps

We don’t always have to cross an ocean to find magical places and relax for a second. In Europe, not too far from my home, there are plenty of wonderful things to see. One of them is Hallstatt that I’ve Read more…


Kuala Lumpur – 3 buildings of the Malaysian capital that are worth a “climb”

Kuala Lumpur is not only the capital of Malaysia but also the fastest growing metropolis in the region of South East Asia, both in terms of population and economy. It’s one of the most important business centers in the region, Read more…


Dog sledding in southern Finland – Gegwen Getaways

When I started to plan our trip to Finland for the end of January, I had a picture in my head:  a white snowy landscape until the eyes can see, we are sitting in a big sled that is hauled Read more…


Finland – the home of saunas, ice hockey and dog sledding

What comes to ones mind when hearing the word Finland? To me it’s clearly the following: sauna, snowy landscape, dog sledding, huge lakes, ice hockey and of course Santa Claus. Okay, Santa, as we know, comes from the north, and Read more…