• Talking Travel
  • Strange Places I’ve Spent the Night

    Ice Hotel, Strange Places

    I’ve just recently stayed in the Polish city of Gdansk where I stayed in two rather unusual accommodations. The first was in student housing at the city’s Music Academy. Upon arrival I was met with violins being practiced and as I left, goodbyed with the sound of operatic singing. My second was in one of the towers of […]

  • Europe
  • Derailments and Snowstorms in Sweden

    During my trip to Scandinavia a few years back, I had the pleasure of staying a night in the Ice Hotel of Jukkasjarvi in northern Sweden. This truly was a bucket list moment and such a strange, but fun, experience (which I’m now realising I should write a post about). Visiting in March, it was […]

  • Elsewheres
  • Elsewhere: Visby, Sweden

    Walled island town in the Baltic Sea home to Viking treasure hoards and fascinating tales of pirates, knights and plagues. I’m not sure what motivated me to decide on journeying to Visby when I was travelling through Scandinavia in 2014. I was going to be heading from Stockholm to Gothenburg and Visby is most certainly not […]