Unike steder is my new blog

by ceciliemo ~ May 4th, 2016

I have started a new travel blog in Norwegian called Unike steder.

The main focus on the new blog is Norway and the nordic countries. I hope you will follow me over to the new blog, and use Google translate if you need the text in another language. Thank you!

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20 luxury hostels to check out in 2015

by ceciliemo ~ May 25th, 2015
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Going to Iceland? Stay at cool Hlemmur Square in Reykjavik. Photo: hlemmursquare.com.

 

I really like the idea of a luxury hostel! And I´m glad that this is a trend in several countries now. Not all of us want to spend too much on accomodation, but we still want a clean, decent place to sleep.

The budget traveller has an excellent list of 20 luxury hostels to check out in 2015 which is worth checking out!

The Norwegian newspaper D2 also featured luxury hostels in this article: Rom i herberge (in Norwegian)

Read both if you need good addresses to the best hostels worldwide.

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THE place to stay in Paris: newly opened Generator Hostel. Photo: generatorhostels.com

 

Blog recommandation for the best Paris travel tips

by ceciliemo ~ April 3rd, 2015
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For my Paris trip this summer I found several articles on one of my favorite hotel blogs, From the poolside, written by Stephanie, a French boutique hotel lover living in London. Here are some of them:

4 more cheap boutique hotels in Paris that are affordable yet stylish

5 stylish Paris hotels at reasonable prices 

Hotel Henriette in Paris – delightful modern nostalgia, and cheap!

I really recommend you to take a look at her blog – especially if you are going to Paris or somewhere in France. You will find handpicked places to stay both in France and other European countries.

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Here are some of the Paris tips:

Paris week – the secret guide to the best activities as recommended by locals
Paris week – what to do in Paris with children
Bread and cakes – the best bakers and “patissiers” in Paris
The best restaurants in Paris according to my friends!

I´ll have a look and certainly use these articles and tips for my upcoming trip, thank you, Stephanie from the Poolside!

Planning a trip to Paris and Disneyland

by ceciliemo ~ February 25th, 2015

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This summer we are going to Paris, and what I love a lot about travelling is the planning up front. My plan is to share with you the ideas and travel tips here.

I år skal vi til Paris i sommerferien, og noe av det jeg liker best med reising er planleggingen på forhånd. Min plan er å dele noen av ideene og tipsene her på bloggen.

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The kids initiated the trip because they want to go to Disney World in the States. I think it´s too far to go, so for us the solution is going to Disneyland Paris instead.

Barna tok initativet til turen fordi de ville dra til Disney World i USA, og jeg synes det blir for langt å dra. Og da var det en genial løsning å velge Disneyland Paris istedet.

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And my plan is that it will be time for adults to relax with a coffee and a stroll through Paris also. I will have to have a look at my earlier blog post 5 trendy neobistros in Paris to get some idéas and inspiration. Stay tuned!

Har også lagt inn i planen at det skal bli tid for de voksne til å slappe av med en kaffe og en tur rundt i Paris´gater. Jeg får ta en kikk på min tidligere bloggpost om 5 trendy neobistroer in Paris for å se om jeg kan snappe opp noen ideer og inspirasjon. Følg med!

Glacis Beisl – the hidden café in Vienna, Austria

by ceciliemo ~ July 8th, 2014

Glacis Beisl, Vienna, AustriaVienna is fantastic, and there are a lot of nice places to see. Glacis Beisl is a hidden garden café in the Museumsquartier – and well worth a try for a drink or lunch.

Wien er fantastisk, og har mange fine steder det er vel verdt å besøke. Glacis Beisl er en bortgjemt hagekafé midt i sentrum av byen, i Museumsquartier, som det er vel verdt å ta turen innom.

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It is wise to reserve a table, the place gets crowded during lunchtime.

Det er lurt å bestille bord, for stedet blir fort fullt rundt lunsjtider.

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It´s situated in the MuseumsQuartier, but Glacis Beisl is a little hard to find, so bring a map!

Det ligger midt i MuseumsQuartier, men Glacis Beisl kan være litt vanskelig å finne, så ta med deg et kart!

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Austrian families and tourists makes up the mix of clients at the café Glacis Beisl. Beisl means “house” originally, or “bistro” today, and is the Austrian version of a “trattoria” in Italy or a”kneipe” in Germany.

Østerriske familier og turister i utgjør blandingen av gjestene i kaféen Glacis Beisl. Ordet “beisl” betyr “hus” opprinnelig, eller “bistro” i dag, og er den østerriske versjonen av “trattoria” i Italia eller “kneipe” i Tyskland.

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I love all the flowers in the garden – it gives a good atmosphere to the place.

Jeg elsker blomstene i hagen – de gir en god atmosfære til stedet.

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After lunch we explored The Museumsquartier. There is a lot to see – and close to Glacis Beisl you find the Museum of Modern Art.

Etter lunsjen utforsket vi Museumsquartier. Der er det mye å se, og rett ved Glacis Beisl finner du Museet for Moderne Kunst.

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I love it when museums let people relax and use the art structures!

Jeg liker at museer lar folk få bruke kunstinstallasjonene – her slappes det av!

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Mumok (Museum of Modern Art) is monumental and impressive – build in basalt stone. Some people prefer frozen yoghurt to art!

Mumok-huset (Museet for Moderne Kunst) er monumentalt og imponerende – og bygget i grå lavastein. Noen foretrekker frozen yoghurt fremfor kunst!

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The Museumsquartier is one of the largest cultural centres in the world, which gives us a nice afternoon stroll in Vienna.

Museumsquartier er et av de største kulturelle sentrene i verden, og vi får en flott ettermiddagstur i Wien.

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We relaxed in deck chairs in the garden – a nice way to gather energy for the rest of the day! More travel tips on Vienna coming up!

Vi slappet av i fluktstoler i hagen – en herlig måte å samle energi på til resten av dagen! Flere bloggposter med reisetips fra Wien kommer snart!

4 gode nettsteder for reisetips til Wien

by ceciliemo ~ May 20th, 2014

Snart drar jeg på tur til Wien. Som netthoder og reisebloggere flest liker jeg å være forberedt. Etter min mening finner du ikke de beste inside-tipsene på Tripadvisor og på de offisielle nettsidene til byen. Her deler jeg noen av stedene jeg har funnet frem til. Enjoy!

Soon I am going til Vienna. Like most travel bloggers I like to be prepared. In my opinion you don´t find the best inside tips for travellers on Tripadvisor or on the official online travel guides. Here are some of the websites I have found useful. Enjoy!

1. Unlike City Guides have travel guides for many cities in the world, included one for Vienna, take a look at it here: Unlike.net/Vienna. This is a non-touristy guide with lists and articles about the coolest places in Vienna.

Norwegian: Unlike City Guides har reiseguider for mange byer i verden, inkludert Wien, ta en titt her: Unlike.net/Vienna. Her finner du tips om de kuleste stedene i Wien, litt utenfor turistløypa.

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2. A-list Vienna is another guide with updates about happenings in the city. A-list is Austrian, and features other cities in the country, too.

Norwegian: A-list er en annen guide med de siste nyhetene om hva som skjer i byen. A-list Vienna er østerrisk, og har derfor nyheter om andre byer i Østerrike også, som er nyttig hvis du skal reise rundt.

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3. Stadtbekannt is written in German, but I use Google Translate to understand the text. It works fine.

Norwegian: Stadtbekannt er skrevet på tysk, men jeg bruker Google Oversetter for å oversette teksten. Det fungerer fint.

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4. Spotted by locals is also a good guide for cities around Europe. The articles and travel tips are written by people who live in Vienna, so if your aim is to blend in with the locals, and not the tourists, take a look here.

Norwegian: Spotted by locals er også en bra guide for flere byer i Europa. Artiklene er skrevet av folk som bor i Wien, så hvis målet ditt er å henge med de lokale, og ikke turistene, er dette guiden du bør ta en titt på.

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Have a nice trip!

God tur!

 

5 trendy neobistroer i Paris

by ceciliemo ~ March 17th, 2014

En av mine favorittguider, svenske White Guide, gir deg vanligvis gode restauranttips i Sverige, men denne gangen er det Paris de skriver om. Få med deg gode tips til kule barer og restauranter i artikkelen her:

Det nya parisiska köket stavas néobistro

Jeg har plukket ut noen av stedene:

Restaurant Abri, White Guide skriver “Jodå, Abri är typexemplet på ett ställe det skrivs och pratas mycket om just nu i Paris. En ny generation kockar – och en ny generation gäster – håller andra saker högt än specialritade möbler för handväskor och obligatoriska sjötungor på menyn”.

Vivant Table, ParisRestaurant Vivant Table. Photo: Be-gusto.be

Vivant Table är lika litet som Abri men har lika stort buzz, om inte större.”

Autour d´un verre:  “Och kvällstid strålar värmen emot en härifrån.”

bouillonchartier, parisRestaurant Bouillon Chartier. Photo: Restaurant Bouillon Chartier.

Restaurant Bouillon Chartier: “Att köa för bord är sällan kul, men att sälla sig till övriga i fållan vid 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre är absolut värt det. Restaurang Chartier har bara haft fyra ägare sedan 1896, vilket förstås bidragit till att det i stort förblivit vad det var”. (Huffington Post har også nettopp skrevet om stedet: No reservations, no problems at this cathedral of real basic Frenc food.)

Chez Prune, ParisChez Prune. Photo: Flickr.com/dgjones

Chez Prune, ett café till synes likt alla andra men med bra mycket mer attityd”.

God lesning!

Nettanbefaling: Onelovehotels.com

by ceciliemo ~ March 7th, 2014

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For meg som hotellfan er dette til å bli glad av! Onelovehotels.com er et nytt nettsted med personlige hotellanbefalinger skrevet av to par som har reist kloden rundt. Vi får tips om favoritthoteller i London, Berlin, New York, Amsterdam, Oslo, Jamaica, Mexico, Hong Kong etc.

Takk til norske Even Aas-Eng og kona Maria for at de har laget denne. Sammen med Norgesvenn og verdenskjent digitalekspert Mike Walsh, og hans kone, Burcu. De skriver på nettsiden: “We created this site out of love. A love for a life of travel and most of all, a love for those mysterious waypoints between where we have been, and where we are going.”

Jeg tror dem – her er det mye inspirasjon og gode adresser for hotellinteresserte. Ren hotel love.

Vil du lese mer om lanseringen, se artikkel på Boarding.no: Ny hotellvurderingsside lansert eller følg dem på Facbook her for norsk side, og her for den engelske.

The James Hotel, New York, Onelovehotels.comThe James, New York.

English:
For me, a fan of hotels, this is great! Onelovehotels.com is a new site with personal hotel recommendations written by two couples who has travelled the world. We get the chance to read about their favorite hotels in London, Berlin, New York, Amsterdam, Oslo, Jamaica, Mexico, Hong Kong etc.

Thanks to Norwegian Even Aas-Eng and his wife Maria for making this site in collaboration with world-known digital expert Mike Walsh and his wife, Burcu. They write on the site: “We created this site out of love. A love for a life of travel and most of all, a love for those mysterious waypoints between where we have been, and where we are going.”

And I believe them – here you find lots of inspiration and good addresses. Pure hotel love.

Follow on Facbook here for Norwegian site, and here. for the English version.

Geejam Hotel, Jamaica, onelovehotels.comGeejam Hotel, Jamaica.

The Dude Hotel, Amsterdam. onelovehotels.comThe Dude Hotel, Berlin.

All photos: Onelovehotels.com

Restaurant Day in Oslo

by ceciliemo ~ February 18th, 2014

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We visited Sweet Rendez-vous kafé at the Majorstua library. Lilla (left) and her two friends from Hungary had set up a lovely pop-up restaurant for the book readers. Here they sold home-made marzipan, cookies, pistachio muffins and savory muffins. And coffee, of course.

I love the idea of the international Restaurant Day, you can read more about it here: Restaurantday.org. Maybe something to try in your city?

Norwegian:

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Vi besøkte Sweet Rendez-vous kafé på Deichman på Majorstua. Lilla og hennes to venninner fra Ungarn hadde laget en flott pop-up restaurant i biblioteket. De solgte hjemmelaget marsipan, cookies, pistasjmuffins og muffins med soltørket tomat og oliven. Og kaffe, selvsagt.

Jeg digger ideen om en internasjonal Restaurant Day, du kan lese mer om konseptet her: Restaurantday.org. Kanskje du deltar i din by neste gang?

 

Blogganbefaling: Aftonbladets Citykoll

by ceciliemo ~ February 14th, 2014

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Gode reiseblogger får jeg aldri nok av! Jeg anbefaler alle å lese bloggene til Aftonbladets korrespondenter i storbyene London, Barcelona, Berlin, Roma, Paris og New York.

De er samlet på denne siden: Citykoll.

Her får du innsidetips, hotellanbefalinger og tips om aktuelle happenings/kule steder.

God lesning!

English:

I never get tired of reading travel blogs! I recommend reading the travel blogs from the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. The correspondents in London, Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Paris and New York give you insider tips, hotel recommendations and links to places worth checking out.

Happy reading!

Foto: Faksimile Aftonbladet.se