Return to Singapore

Return to Singapore

It had been 9 years since my first trip to Singapore and I was thrilled to be back. I love the vibe and different cultural influences of this beautiful island. Capitol Kempinski Hotel  We decided to splurge on some luxury on this trip and booked 

Malta, an island paradise

Malta, an island paradise

Our summer vacation took us to Malta for a week. A spot of luxury in Sliema We arrived at Malta airport on a Tuesday afternoon in mid-August. I had prebooked a ride to our accommodation in Sliema so once we got our luggage our driver 

Exploring new areas in Tallinn

Exploring new areas in Tallinn

One of my objectives on our trip to Tallinn was to find new areas to explore. I had made a list of areas to explore in advance and that is what we set out to do. Patarei sea fortress We took an Uber to Kalaranna 

Final days in Tallinn

Final days in Tallinn

After visiting the Põhjala Factory area it was time to head back to our apartment for some work. We walked part of the way and had time to try out some ice cream at La Muu in Telliskivi before having to work. The ice cream 

Stunning views over Lisbon

Stunning views over Lisbon

Our second day in Lisbon was filled with more walking and some shopping. Funiculars and Bairro Alto After breakfast, we headed out to find the Elevador da Bica. This funicular or tram connects Largo do Calhariz to Rua de São Paulo and is one of 

Åland offered culinary delights

Åland offered culinary delights

Like I promised, here is a separate post on all the lovely food we got to enjoy during our Åland adventure. I had booked a table for us for the first night at a tapas restaurant in Mariehamn called Boquerian. I instantly liked the vibe 

Two dinners in Kotka

Two dinners in Kotka

I had made reservations in advance for our dinners in Kotka. On the first evening, we dined at Keisarinsatama, which is located three kilometers outside the city center. The restaurant is housed in an old brewery building called Kotkan Höyrypanimo (Kotka Steam Brewery). Keisarinsatama means 

Tame pelicans and exceptional Japanese food

Tame pelicans and exceptional Japanese food

Monday was our last day in Florida before the flight back home on Tuesday. We decided to head out to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea to check out Anglins Pier and the beach. Anglins Fishing Pier is the longest pier in South Florida but not all of it is 

Everglades and heavy shopping

Everglades and heavy shopping

On the second morning in Florida we had breakfast at the house and hopped in the car to head to the Everglades. We had bought tickets online for Coopertown Airboat that has been in operation since 1945. We arrived at Coopertown Airboat around 11 am 

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Birthday dinner in Tallinn

Hubby’s birthday fell on a Friday this year and as we both happened to have that day off work, we decided to take an overnight trip to Tallinn and celebrate there. We hopped on the Eckerö ferry in Helsinki at 9 am and arrived in