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The Beautiful Black Beaches of Iceland

Published on 10th February 2015 by Shing Yoong

Ever since Coco Chanel made the Little Black Dress an essential item for the woman’s wardrobe we’ve never looked back. They say fashion goes round in circles but the LBD has never been out of fashion, it’s classic, sexy and timeless. I don’t know exactly when it happened but now everything and anything that is marketable ...

The Lofoten Islands and the Surrounding Areas

Published on 8th October 2014 by Shing Yoong

This guest entry was written by Lucy Abel Smith who travelled to Norway with Taber Holidays in August 2014.  Everyone has their favourite coastline that causes wonder and longing. For what it is worth, mine are the coasts of North West Scotland and Albania. Or rather were. The Lofoten Islands have surplanted all. They are an intense scatte...

City Swimming in Norway

Published on 13th August 2014 by Shing Yoong

  This entry was written by couple, Ed Patrick and Elena Proust, they travelled to Norway together in June 2014. ~~~ Some have described Norway as ‘Mother Nature’s finest work of art’ and it is the expanses of water, the lakes, fjords and the sea, that have sculpted this beautiful country. There are wonderful pl...

Who Knew Food in Finland Was This Good?!

Published on 17th June 2014 by Shing Yoong in City Break Holiday , Finland Holidays - Taber Holidays , Food Travel Blog

Warning: Don’t read this article on an empty stomach. In recent years Scandinavia and the Nordic countries have been going through a culinary renaissance, so I wasn’t surprised by how good the food was in Sweden or Denmark. These two countries have been getting a lot of press recently, especially with restaurants like Noma in Copenhage...

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 ...