Top tips for public transport in Amsterdam

One of the most often asked questions to hotels and locals is how the public transport system in Amsterdam works. Now, this isn’t all that difficult, but nowadays it does need some explanation there has been quite a big overhaul since June 2010. Amsterdam’s public transport cards changed from paper and ink to mostly plastic and electronic. The so called “strippenkaart” is gone and the OV-chipcard made it’s entrance.[...] read more

Top worldwide greetings traditions

Few days ago one of our colleagues walked in proudly as he just became father for the third time – of a sweet little girl this time. To my surprise everyone stood up and started kissing him on the cheeks congratulating him. In Norway (where I come from) you usually just stand up, shake hands and say congratulations. This sparked a discussion about the different greeting (kissing) traditions in the world.[...] read more

Top travel tips – Barcelona A-Z

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world; it is vibrant, close to the beach, it has great food and wine, it’s cheaper than Amsterdam and there are Zara shops on every street corner. Aside from a very fun weekend getaway, there is also a lot of interesting history to this city. That is why it would be wise to plan your weekend, or if you’re lucky, your entire week, ahead; if you don’t plan some things in advance you might end up soaking the sun and drinking red wine all day. I am aware of the fact that this option sounds just about right for some of you but still, first read our A-Z Barcelona list and get inspired by the city and all the great things it has to offer:[...] read more

Top 4 Cool Spots to Visit in Berlin

Berlin was not always the center for culture, music and art as it is today. Berlin used to yearn for tourists in the years before the fall of the wall. Ever since the wall collapsed, Berlin has changed completely: immediate developments, construction works all over the east side of the city and establishment of a new, improved image. Visitors from all over the world started traveling there and Berlin was rediscovered in its full glory.[...] read more