Holiday in Lisbon

I had some amazing days in Lisbon this summer much thanks to Luciana and her family that were very kind letting me stay at their house. The 17th of July I landed in Lisbon and had some lovely days filled with sun and warmth until I had to leave again the 26th. While I was in Lisbon I experienced several tourist attraction, a museum and lots of lovely food!

The first day I had some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted – a sorbet from a place called Nannarella. I could not have had a better start on a holiday since I just love ice cream. During the holiday I also tried a lot of great seafood (as well as eel that I did not find as good), more delicious ice cream, the dessert famous tart paséis de Belém and right before I left, I even tried snails!

We went to the Oceanarium, saw the national palace of Sintra, took the Telecabine, Hippotrip and different trams and did a bit of shopping in Vasco da Gama.

The museum I went to see with Luciana was CCB – Centro Cultura de Bélem. A museum for modern art where we saw art by Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dalí and many more. There is also plenty of amazing street art, murals and tile art around the city which I find fascinating.

Thank you so much for a great holiday to Luciana and her family!

Road Trip in America

In this blog post, I am going to write a bit about my (almost) three-week long road trip to the USA this summer. I went with two of my best friend, Ida Taule and May Eriksrød Selle. It was about two years ago that we decided to go on this trip, and we booked the tickets already one year in advance – actually as soon as they were put out for sale! Before we left Norway we had found a car rental in New York and paid for a few hotels along the way so we had some fixed dates to keep our journey in place. Our driving plan (which we basically followed) started in New York the 20th of June and ended in Seattle the 8th July:


On the Road

20th June

  • Land in New York

23th June

  • Drive to Niagara Falls – spend a night

24th June

  •  – Drive to Toronto – spend a night

25th June

  • Drive to Chicago – spend a night

26th June

  • Drive to West Des Moines – spend three nights

29th June

  • Drive to St. Olaf University (May is studying there)
  • Spend a night in Northfield

30th June

  • Spend the day and a night in Minneapolis

1st July

  • Drive to Rapid City – spend a night

2nd July

  • Drive to see Mount Rushmore
  • Drive to Yellowstone – spend two nights

4th July

  • Drive to Boise – spend a night
  • Celebrate the day!

5th July

  • Drive to Seattle – spend three nights

It was an amazing trip and one of the best holidays I have ever had! I definitely want to go back at some point and experience even more of the country.