• Summer in Norway
    Expat life

    Norwegian summer

    Norwegian summer is like a moody kid – hard to please but worth the effort. Sunny and warm days are almost always conquered by dark gray skies and raindrops. On Monday you wear your bathing suit and on Tuesday – your jacket.   Norwegian summer is blond hair, red faces. Private (speed)boats cruising the sea, bringing together families and children’s laughter. Walks along the river and whispering of waterfalls.   Summertime in Norway is quiet July, closed stores, movie theatres on vacation. Nearly the whole nation goes on vacation. It’s an unwritten rule. Oslo is in full bloom and the streets are half empty.   Norwegian summer is street food…

  • Forest river
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    Spirulina? Hmm

    Spirulina is a superfood. It gives you energy, suppresses the appetite, boosts the immune system, and is rich in protein. I couldn’t find any reasons against taking it. What was not to like?! I ignored biased sponsored publications and relied on trustworthy sources. It’s highly unlikely to see me eating kale, chia seeds or other modern healthy foods. However, I thought the freshwater cyanobacteria were worth trying. It’s just a plant, what could go wrong. This was my impression after comprehensive online research on the topic. Spirulina is a popular add-on to smoothies, energy bars, and even popcorn. It’s important to carefully choose a brand which uses spirulina from organic…

  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk
    Travel experiences

    Moments in Australia: scary Kings Canyon

    Early morning, starry sky. On the way to Kings Canyon in the  Red Center, the brightest constellations I’ve ever seen, keep me awake. No wonder the area around Uluru is one of the best places for stargazing. The road is straight as a thread with not a single turn. The desert awakes. Kangaroos jump out of the blue in front of the vehicle. Kings Canyon’s famous Rim Walk is challenging, exhausting, long, hair-raising and nearly impossible to conquer.  I like to check things for myself and make my own conclusions, therefore I don’t think twice when the guide asks us which walk we are going for – the shorter and…