Old York aka Jorvik Quick facts: York is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England. It’s been voted the most beautiful city in England several times and was once inhabited by vikings. I (Tess) studied here for a semester, at York st John University and fell in love. I am aware that nostalgia and the time of life may have affected my perception of this time, but it really is beautiful and I was so happy to show this wonderful place to Alex. Trip highlights: For Tess: Walking down the streets of York, having the feeling of home wash over me. For Alex: Spark, and beer. Points: Beer 7/10 points, …
Rome & Florence
Wine, Pizza & Pasta We ate a lot of food. We drank a lot of wine. Just to prepare you for what’s to come in this post. A lot of food and wine. We enjoyed Italy a lot, and it’s not the last time we visit. Quick facts: Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, in Southern Europe. Known for their food and wine, and being considered one of the birthplaces of western civilization and as well as a cultural superpower. Trip highlights: The food. And the wine. Points: Local Wine 9.5/10 points, Food 9/10 points. When in Rome Our trip started…
The city of man purses Being the first real vacation together, a short weekend to Kiev, seamed adventurous for the both of us. Neither one had visited Kiev or Ukraine before and was unsure of what to expect. Quick facts: Kiev is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine. It’s located in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. And, it’s one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. Trip highlights: Very tasty and good value food, cheap transportation and friendly people. Points: Local Beer 6,5/10 points, Cinnamon buns 8,9/10 points, Kiev overall points: 7/10 points. Travel & Accommodation The flight to Kiev is shorter than you might think, or it…
Wine, Food & walking 2019 was a great summer. First summer vacation together and – as you might have guessed by now – we made the most of it. We started the spring in Kiev and after that we decided to go somewhere neither of us had been before. That had good wine and warm weather. Tess have been to Spain many times, but Alex had never visited the Iberian Peninsula. We stayed for five days and mixes relaxing by the pool with walking tours and exploring food and wine. Quick facts: Lisbon is the capital, and the largest city, of Portugal. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon…
Two minutes after entering Tivoli, we left. And Tivoli was the main purpose of our trip. Well, we were hungry and found a food market just after entering. So we stepped out, got a stamp on our arm, and had some burgers with curly fries at the Gasoline grill. High quality meet, less flavour. Good curlies. And our first beers.
The emerald of the north In the middle of the darkest months during Swedish winter we decided to head north, and visit the beautiful Lapland and its largest city. Alex had been once before but this was the frist time – and the farthest north – Tess had been.
Chamonix French Alps
We went to Chamonix in the french alps in February 2020, just before the serious corona pandemic hit it's peak in Europe. Thursday to Sunday, which gave us two full days of skiing in the alps.