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A trip to the ABBA Museum in Stockholm

Published on 4th June 2014 by Shing Yoong

“I remember being at a party with my friends, and we went wild when Dancing Queen came on, purely because we were seventeen and felt like the lyrics had been written especially for us” said Suzel. “Ah, the power of music” I replied. However, I wasn’t exactly sure how the lyrics went so I asked her to give me a rendition. “You...

Discover the Arty and Adventurous Side of Bodø

Published on 16th April 2014 by Shing Yoong in Norway

Before arriving in Bodø I didn't really know what to expect, it’s not a commonly written about place like Oslo, Bergen or Tromsø, and for that reason I want to share my experience of visiting this coastal town with you.First of all, it surprised me, in a good way.Before going, all I really knew about Bodø was that it happened to be the last...

Hunting the Northern Lights - A Personal Blog by Andy Barr

Published on 21st March 2014 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , The Northern Lights

1. IntroductionThe Aurora Borealis have a mythical place both in the Norse past and in current interest. The name derives from Aurora, the Roman Goddess of Dawn, and Greek name for North Wind, Boreas. The level of interest which now abounds is directly related to the programme on Television where Joanna Lumley was filmed chasing the lights. My ...

A Winter's Tales in Liseberg Christmas Market, Gothenburg

Published on 16th December 2013 by Shing Yoong in Christmas Market , City Break Holiday , Sweden , Winter Holidays

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat. Actually, the only thing that seems to be getting fat around here is me. I've just spent four fabulous days eating my way through Gothenburg, and now I'm bursting at the seams to tell you all about the festive affair I've just had with Liseberg Christmas Market.Stockholm might be Sweden's larges...

Photo Essay of The Great Aurora Hunt Two Months In!

Published on 2nd December 2013 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , Winter Holidays

The Great Aurora Hunt is a highly popular and eagerly anticipated Northern Lights tour by Taber Holidays in conjunction with Aurorahunters.org that kicked off at the end of September and has, so far, resulted in 100% sightings of the Northern Lights.This tour is unique, due not only to hunting for the Northern Lights, but because it teaches you how...

Spending the New Year in the Lofoten Islands

Published on 10th January 2013 by Shing Yoong in Lofoten Islands , Norway , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

  What's better than seeing a sky full of fireworks to celebrate heading into the New Year? Well the answer is easy - seeing a sky full of the Northern Lights beats it hands down. After hearing all about Shing and Terry's trip to the Lofoten Islands for the New Year, we don't think they could have wished for a better way to jet-start the ...