Magical Cuba

Cuba is stunning, lively and surprising – its like stepping into a time-machine and going back more than half a century to a time where pirates still stalked the Carribean.

This summer we were so fortunate to be invited on a fantastic trip to Cuba to celebrate Martin’s mother turning 60. 

It turned out to be a great time to visit – 10 days after we left Havana, the United States and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations and reopened embassies in each other’s capitals.

This was our route:

  • Saturday 20th June: Departure from Copenhagen with arrival in Havana in the evening.
  • Sat. 20 – Tues. 23 June: Havana
  • Tues 23 – Fri. 26 June:  Viñales
  • Fri 26 – Mon. 29 June: Penínzula de Zapata. Staying at Hotel Horizontes Villa Guamá, which is located the middle of the Lagoon of the Treasure built in traditional cuban architecture.
  • Mon. 29 June – Fri. 3rd July: Trinidad
  • Fri. 3rd – Wed. 8 July: Varadero
  • Wed. 8 – Fri. 10 July: Havana
  • Fri. 10 July: Departure from Havana to Copenhagen, with a stop-over in Toronto

Three weeks of sun, cigars, music, culture and wonderful landscapes! All my photos are gathered here by destination.



Guama and Bay of Pigs

Trinidad and Area



Girls-trip to Mallorca

During easter my sister, mom and I went on a girls-trip to Mallorca. This was my first time and I must say, I was very positively surprised. The island has so much to offer and is absolutely stunning!

We had rented an apartment on Airbnb in the Santa Catalina area, which is the hipster neighborhood known as the litlle “Soho” of Palma de Mallorca. We could easily walk to the marina and city center, and best of all the apartment had both a small balcony, a terrace by the kitchen and a rooftop terrace. Perfect places to either eat breakfast or relax and soak up some spring sun.


We rented a car which made it easy to go to the different parts of Mallorca. The first day we drove to Sóller and Port de Sóller, which is small town on the west coast, beautifully situated in a valley of orange and lemon trees and mountains.


We also spent a day in Port d’Alcudia. During high season this might be the most touristed spot on the whole island, but since it was low season we pretty much had the place to ourselves and spent the day on the beach and eating a nice fish lunch in the small town.


We also drove to the Formentor Peninsula to the Creueta viewpoint to watch the fantastic view over the water.

In the morning Malene and I went running along the promenade in Palma 🙂

And of course we spent some days in Palma shopping, strolling the streets, watching the beautiful architecture and ate fantastic food!


Toronto and Detroit

Whenever we get the chance, we try to visit the friends we have abroad. So when Martin’s best friend Philip moved to Toronto to live with his girlfriend Kat, we of course had to plan a visit!

Although November isn’t the best time of year to visit Toronto, we did beat the tourist crowds and had most places almost to ourselves. And we also managed to combine our stay with a roadtrip to the city of Detroit together with Philip and Kat, where we spent American Thanksgiving watching the traditional game between Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears.


Niagara Falls



South Korea Honeymoon

Ancient and modern at the same time, Korea is a fully industrialised, high-tech nation with remote islands, rural landscapes and the most welcoming people I’ve ever met!

For our honeymoon, Martin and I wanted to go somewhere special. A place off the beaten track, that had a bit of everything; a rich culture, historical sights, big cities and countryside, natural wonders and beaches. Somewhere we could both do sightseeing, hiking and relaxing on a beach or by a pool for that honeymoon-feeling. Where did we choose to go? South Korea!