Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some travel projects - spring 2009

Spring and summer are on our doorstep. This means new trips, new experiences. I will share what spring experiences that will come here on Enjoy Food & Travel.

Springtime on Norway’s South Eastern coast

There is nothing like Scandinavia during springtime and summer. As Norway is located so far north the differences between summer and winter are enormous.

At winter solstice December 20th it is barely light during daytime, whereas during summer solstice it is hard to fall asleep as there are hardly no darkness during night.

Springtime, when trees and flowers are waking up from hibernation, is a time when I enjoy to stay at our summer home. As Easter is extremely late this year, the spring will be in full progress during this vacation. Enjoy Food & Travel will share Easter highlights from Sørlandet in April, as I will open up the house and prepare for for the 2009 summer season.

April 2009: Copenhagen times 2

Copenhagen is the destination I visit at least two times a year, thanks to the cheap and comfortable ferry services from Oslo to the Danish capital. During the month of April I will travel twice to Copenhagen, first as a participant at the annual Security conference, where I will travel in style in a first class Commodore cabin.

Just one week later I will cross the Kattegat again, with my sister in a tourist cabin. I will explore more restaurants and sights in Copenhagen during these two trips.

Read more on the DFDS Commodore De-Luxe Cabin Experience on board Pearl of Scandinavia 2008 here

Read more on the DFDS Commodore Cabin experience on board Pearl of Scandinavia 2007 here

Strasbourg – France, May 2009

May 14th to May 17th I will travel to Strasbourg in the eastern part of France. This old and charming city has a history going back to the Romans.

I will stay in the old charming Hotel le Cathedral, facing the impressive façade of Strasbourg Cathedral and the 500 year old Maison Kammerzell. There are so many old sights to explore and you may tuck into the Alsatian cuisine, based on the best traditions from German and French cooking.

Read more from my last visit in Strasbourg here

Barcelona and Sitges, June 2009

Visiting Catalonia is an annual ritual for me. I leave Norway for sunny Spain one week each June. This year we will leave with Lufthansa on Friday June 12th and return June 20th.

June 12th to 14th we will book two nights in Barcelona and enjoy all the good food, culture and nightlife this busy metropolis has to offer.

June 14th we will jump on a southbound train for Sitges, the beautiful summer resort located 40 minutes south of Barcelona. We will stay at Hotel Santa Maria (as last year), but will continue to enjoy all this beautiful seaside resort has to offer us. Enjoy Food & Travel will keep you posted!

Find a short guide to Sitges here

1 comment:

Travel-world said...

Nice place to visit. How I wish I can go to those places.. If I have a time to go their I will grab the opportunity, in order to try and feel the experienced.:)