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Gnocchi in Norway

Gnocchi with ceps ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Small bitesize mixed potato/flour dumplings, first cooked then fried along with delicious ceps (boletus mushroom), seasoned with garlic and sage, topped with parmesano. My host Amy in Norway read my blog and felt like taking on the challenge of cooking her favorite Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Projects

Painting Geirs Boat

There’s a great website called helpx which provides a platform for helpers and hosts to get together. I heard about it from the dutch couple Guido and Gerry back in Iceland and I’m really grateful for that tip. As a helper, you can stay at a hosts farm or home Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Cities

Norway: Bergen

Following the Vikings (reverse) I flew from Reykjavík to Bergen and immediately realized how much I missed trees! The extreme heat Northern Europe was suffering this summer had already passed, but it was still 20°C and sunshine – not bad for a change! With only half a day to explore Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Cities

Iceland: Westfjords

The reason I travelled Iceland counterclockwise was a suggestion by Björn back in Reykjavík, as he praised them in highest possible way and not at least for the abundance of natural hot pools. Starting hitchhiking again in Búrðardalur I finally got a lift in a genuine sturdy “Landi” Defender, driven Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Cities

Iceland: The North

Seyðisfjördur Nestling at the end of the famous fjord with a lot of history from settlement era up to WWII, this cute little town is also harbor for the ferries from Denmark, big cruise ships from the US and an active art scene from Iceland and all around the world. Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Hiking

Iceland: Eastern Fjords

On goes the hitchhiking up the east fjords, along weird symmetrical shaped mountains – one must be the biggest pyramid you can find on this planet. A fisherman stopped and asked if I can drive, so I did. He had a 7 hour trip behind him and still 5 to Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Roadtrip

Iceland: South Coast

I started my hitch & hike trip counterclockwise around Iceland, following Route 1 – the main road which circles the entire island. Hitchhiking is still possible and actually pretty good in Iceland, I’m still positively surprised. What you have to know before I seduce you with postcard pictures though: the Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago
Cities

Iceland: Reykjavík

The Smokey Bay Is what Reykjavík translates to, and it was named by the first settlers arriving here around 871. I was very surprised how big it is, covering a huge area of land – but don’t get that wrong, there are still only about 120’000 people living in the Read more…

By @JPHelpsAt, ago