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Hungry in Helsinki?

August 25, 2011

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Helsinki has just been rated as the city with the best standard of living by Wallpaper Magazine. Situated around a harbour, with green islands in sight, and available by numerous boat trips, and Scandinavian buildings around small parks, you can see it wouldn’t be hard to live here. But this is August, not January when […]

Copenhagen: perfect in the Scandinavian sun

May 23, 2011

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If you visit Copenhagen when the sun shines and there is a warm breeze, it’s hard to understand why only 5.5million people live in Denmark. If I was guaranteed weather like that I would move tomorrow. But I guess it’s not so for now, a weekend visit in this glorious spring and summer will suffice. […]

Oslo

June 17, 2010

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After a beautiful weekend in Stavanger, I spent a few days on business in Oslo. I felt like I was jet lagged from Spanish lifestyle despite no change in timezone: Norwegians start work early and finish early. 4pm at the latest to be exact. I can imagine it’s a great lifestyle if you have a […]

Stunning Stavanger

June 15, 2010

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I have a new favourite European city, in the summer at least….Stavanger. Admittedly I may be biased as I had a lovely weekend visiting some friends there and managed to get unusually sunny weather but it really is just beautiful. The town itself is small, cobbled streets, lots of boutique shops in coloured wooden shops […]