I’m a big fan of GoToob travel bottles by Human Gear. I bought a three-pack of the large (88ml) size a number of years ago. I’ve honestly lost count of how many years ago but I’m fairly certain I took them to Lithuania in 2011 and I don’t think they were new then. So they… More Useful travel items: GoToobs
I’m not a horse rider. I know which end bites and which end kicks and that’s about the limit of my horse knowledge. But horse riding is one of the most popular activities you can in Iceland, so I thought I’d give it a go. And having given it a go, I gave it three… More Riding an Icelandic horse
I’d wanted to go to Schaffhausen and visit the Rhinefalls for some time – I’d just been waiting for a good day for it and this day was apparently the one. I changed trains at Winterthur and according to my notes had half an hour there during which I felt I covered everything interesting, since… More Year Abroad: Schaffhausen
A few years ago – five years ago, in fact – I went off to Orkney & Shetland. I had seen something – or not seen something, more accurately – that made me go “well, fine, then I’ll just go as far as I can then!” and booked myself a ticket for Orkney on the grounds that you can’t really get… More Shetland: a night at Loch Spiggie
Today a friend asked for suggestions for her sister who is going to Reykjavik for a wedding for a couple of days in winter. What can or should she do? I did a post called 48 Hours in Reykjavik but it’s probably a bit more ambitious than what Sally’s looking for, and mostly features getting out… More What to do in Reykjavik
This time last year, I was getting ready for my first ever trip to somewhere really and truly remote – Svalbard, a frozen archipelago separated from northermost mainland Europe by five hundred miles of Arctic Ocean. As a destination for travellers and tourists, Svalbard is developing a certain popularity – a popularity severely limited, for… More What is it about Svalbard?