My Delight and Disappointment In Restaurants on Aruba

As I said before, Aruba is a real paradise for you, foodies. There’s plenty of options to every choice, taste and wallet. From Peruvian to Indonisian… We’ve been lucky to be on Aruba for almost four lazy weeks and had enough time to discover some truth about the restaurants on Aruba! First of all, you’ll […]

This Strange, Yet Fascinating Aruban Lifestyle

Before going into detail about dining options here on this One Happy Island, I’d like to share with you some of my observations that came strange or interesting to me while being here and basking in the ever-warm and friendly, but strong (!) sun. First of all, what I’ve noticed is the people who, as […]

This is Why Aruba is #1 Repeat Destination in Caribbean

You already understand I’m enjoying my 4-week vacation on Aruba right now, and I’ve promised to tell you what and where it is. Aruba is a small island situated about 25 km from the coast of Venezuela. This is actually not a country, but an independent unit within the Netherlands, with the governor who is […]

Shokoladnitsa!!

Shokoladnitsa!! Chocolate heaven 🙂              Choco delight! It’s a Russian café chain, located mainly in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. I was there maaaany years ago and remember their hot chocolate, so it was kind of a flashback for me this time, while waiting for my next connection again at Sheremetyevo Moscow […]

One Happy Island

Aruba, Jamaica…just like in that famous song… Now we are here! Aruba is indeed a paradise. They say that it’s one happy island! And it seems to me more and more that it might be true! We are here for four weeks, and in between the trips to the beach, enjoying wine on the balcony, […]

Aruban Paradise

We are going to Aruubbaaa!!!! When I tell people about this place, they ask me what it is and where it is – almost no-one knows about this hidden gem… But…I lost my book that I ordered from amazon.com about Moon Aruba (Moon Handbooks), eh! Not that I lost it, but forgot on the plane… […]

Time and Again I Do Realize How Much I Love Wine from the Caucasus

When I travel, I try to taste wine that I won’t find in Norway where I live, for example wine from Georgia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, India and so on. I’m currently visiting my family in Siberia, and here I bought one bottle from Georgia and one from Azerbaijan. This is what I’ll be covering today. […]

Studying Wine

There’s a wide range of wine, vineyards, grapes, producers, wine regions, appelations, etc. You get easily overwhelmed; it all gets mixed, confused and messed up in your head. Have you ever felt that? I have! Some years ago I would buy random bottles of wine from different countries, without even knowing what it was I […]

Edmonton – the heart of Alberta

  It’s a wonderful trip from Banff to Edmonton via Jasper and Columbia Glacier. By the way, you can stop there and have a tour or experience Glacier Skywalk, or just drive straight to Edmonton, making some stops at Tim Hortons or other small cafés in cosy Canadian towns. Enjoy the trip! We even saw […]

Restaurant Il Patio – Moscow Sheremetyevo

I’ve been waiting for my flight connection im Moscow Sheremetyevo, I had 7 hours there! I walked about terminal D where I had my next flight and saw very little option when it comes to food… So I chose the restaurant Il Patio, located on the third floor, by its fancy looks and cosy sofas. […]