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What’s new in Oslo?

Apr 12th, 2017 | By
Munch's The Screaam

Anna Maria Espsäter looks at the changing culinary, cultural and architectural landscape of Norwegian capital, Oslo.



Down Memory Lane in Mexico, part II

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter revisits old haunts in and around Mexico City.



Down Memory Lane in Mexico, part I

Mar 27th, 2017 | By

In this, the first of two articles, Anna Maria Espsäter revisits old haunts in and around Mexico City.



Mixing learning and skiing in Morzine

Mar 15th, 2017 | By

In early March, Anna Maria Espsäter takes to the slopes and the classroom in the French alpine resort of Morzine.



My sunny Sardinian sojourn – part II

Nov 26th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Costa Smeralda

Anna Maria Espsäter continues her exploration of the northeast corner of Sardinia by boat, 4×4 and on foot.



My sunny Sardinian sojourn – part I

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By
plares of cold cuts

Anna Maria Espsäter begins her exploration of the northeast corner of Sardinia by boat, 4×4 and on foot.



In the pilgrims’ footsteps part II.

Oct 9th, 2016 | By
Ottestadstein pilgrims way with a walker

Anna Maria Espsäter continues her exploration of the scenic Hamar region, Norway, following a stretch of the old pilgrim’s route* in this, the second part of her two-part feature.



In the pilgrims’ footsteps part I

Oct 6th, 2016 | By
the paddle steamer, Skibladner

Anna Maria Espsäter explores the scenic Hamar region, Norway, following a stretch of the old pilgrim’s route* in this 2-part feature.



A glimpse of Oslo in summer

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

The Norwegian capital, Oslo, is lovely any time of year but in summer it’s at its loveliest. Anna Maria Espsäter explores the best places to enjoy Oslo this season.



Sights of South Korea, part 2

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter continues her travels around South Korea exploring some key sights in this, the second of her two-part feature.



Sights of South Korea part I

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter travels around South Korea exploring some key sights in this 2-part feature.



Faroe Islands, part 3 -Nólsoy to Suðuroy

Nov 3rd, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter explores the remote Faroe Islands at sea and on land in a series of features this autumn.



Faroe Islands part 2

Oct 28th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter explores the remote Faroe Islands at sea and on land in a series of features this autumn.



Faroe Islands part 1 – Vágar to Sandoy

Oct 25th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter explores the remote Faroe Islands at sea and on land in a series of features this autumn.



North Carolina – the state where the mountains are blue: part 2

Oct 13th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter continues her exploration of the Blue Ridge Mountains in scenic North Carolina.



North Carolina the state where the mountains are blue

Oct 7th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter travels to the Blue Ridge Mountains and explores the scenic state of North Carolina.



Swedish snacking – a culinary journey from south to north

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

Sweden, Europe’s fifth largest country, extends over 1,000 miles from south to north. Anna Maria Espsäter takes on an epic journey from Skåne to Lapland to sample the nation’s cuisine.



Culinary delights in the Capital District – dining out in D.C

Aug 26th, 2015 | By

The US capital offers an ever-increasing plethora of options for the foodie visitor. Anna Maria Espsäter goes grazing in Washington D.C., with a few nibbles in Virginia and Maryland thrown in for good measure



A Scottish sojourn

Aug 20th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter ventures closer to home for a change and spends a week exploring the Scottish highlands and islands.



Steak your claim in Uruguay

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

Watch out Argentina – smaller neighbour Uruguay also has its fare share of juicy steaks and robust reds. Anna Maria Espsäter takes a tucking-in tour.



Meet me in the mountains of Morocco

Jul 19th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter takes a hike, drinks some strong brews (mint tea) and gets a much-needed scrubbing in northern Africa.



Cycling scenic South Korea

Jun 14th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter takes two wheels on a South Korean cycling adventure.



A whistle-stop tour of Taiwan

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter explores Taiwan, the green island of the Asian Pacific.



Strolling Swazi summits

May 14th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter hikes the hills of the little-known monarchy of Swaziland in Southern Africa.



Visiting Welsh Patagonia – an Argentine journey

Apr 30th, 2015 | By

This July it’s 150 years since the first Welsh colony in Argentina was successfully established. Anna Maria Espsäter takes a tour.



Venturing out of Oslo

Apr 12th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter explores the Oslo region with its many options for natural and cultural activities.



Foodie feast in French

Apr 4th, 2015 | By

Québec City, French-speaking Canada’s historic hub, is replete with fantastic food. Anna Maria Espsäter takes a bite out of town on a Tours Voir Food Tour.



Coasting Galicia – a scenic seafood sojourn

Mar 27th, 2015 | By

Galicia prides itself on being a bit different from the rest of the country. Anna Maria Espsäter investigates some of its culinary and cultural heritage.