Winetasting with the Norwegian group in Monferrato

During the Erasmus+ period we went twice to Monferrato to taste some of the world`s greatest wine. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group. We went to visit several vineyards but also an UNESCO heritage site, where we visited some underground cathedrals. This vineyard is called Cascina…

Tasting Barbaresco wine… in Barbaresco!

There’s nothing like tasting local products while traveling in Italy. Yesterday I was so lucky to see two beautiful towns: Neive and Barbaresco. I was in the area to watch my husband in a barrel race, while I realized that we were only 14 minutes away from Neive by car. After looking at all the…

A Norwegian visit in Turin

Last week I received a very nice visit in Turin. The three Norwegian ladies are working with an Erasmus project in Norway. I am supposed to organize all the practical aspects of the same project when the students arrive. It’s about sending young people studying to become a chef or a waitress to gather some…

A short and stunning visit to Apricale

I’ve actually been back from the seaside for a long period, but I would like to tell you about the small town “Apricale” that I visited during my holiday. I didn’t even plan to go there, it just happened! A Norwegian friend and her Italian husband have got a flat in the neighbor town of…

After the trip on horseback

You might be asking yourself what I’m doing now and what I’ve learned from this horseback experience. Well, just after getting back home I went to the seaside. I needed some time to rest and to stay with my son. We are staying in a small town in Liguria where the pace of life is…

An extra visit in Chianale

The same afternoon that we arrived on horseback in Pontechianale, we got a lift by car to Chianale. This is another small town a bit further up in the mountain. The speciality of this place is the little rocky bridge the combines the houses on each side of the river. It’s also a very tidy…

The sixth day: From Becetto to Pontechianale

We started out later than usual since the distance of the last day should be rather short and easy. I woke up early anyway thanks to the sound of the calfs.   It was a nice ride through cosy small towns. We even went through a market and the people stopped to watch us. It’s a…

The fourth day: From San Secondo to Balma Boves

We left the camp site early in the morning to cross the valley of Pinerolo. We had to travel a fair bit in the traffic before we hit the old railway. Soraya was really keen to go this morning, maybe she was a but nervous after the hard ride the day before? To take it…

The travel must come to an end!

I’m gonna wake up quite early tomorrow morning, to grab the plane from Kristiansund to Oslo. The travel has come to an end… I’ve seen a lot more of Norway than after one of my usual trips back home. I’ve met old friends that I hardly ever see and I’ve met new and interesting people….

The strong little Lyngenhorse and a marvelous Spa

  Nordlandshest, or Lyngshest/ Lyngenhorse, is a rare Norwegian horse breed. My friend has 3 beautiful and brave examples living in her garage!   Yesterday she let me ride Trym, and we went on a 2 hour long ride in the Norwegian forest. Even if they are really small (around 130-140 cm tall) they are…