The marvelous Lago d’Orta

Just a fast look back into 2018 about one of my resent travels in Piedmont: lago d’orta in the region of Verbania. It was one of those warm days in November and it felt almost like summer time! But the tourists had left and the streets were empty. Inside the elegant restaurant where we had…

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…

It’s a challenge going to Norway…

Going to Norway has been more exciting than I thought it would be! Strange things happened, and it almost seemed impossible to reach my homeland! It started with not being able to get out of bed. After taking off the saddle after a short ride the other day, I got a sudden back pain. The…

Escaping the rain by going to Norway!

After weeks of bad weather, I’ve done some reflections. I am actually soon going to Norway to escape all the rain! It used to be the opposite way around, but the climate is changing! Anyway, all this rain is quite normal during the spring time. I’ve had a lot of time to heal my bones…

The difference between Northern and Southern Europe

After spending almost a week in the middle part of Norway, I start to feel the need of daylight! The difference from Italy is notable. In Averøy it’s getting light around 9 in the morning, while in Lanzo we have bright daylight at 7 o’clock. The biggest difference is that it’s actually never bright light…

The Atlantic Ocean Road

I’m back on my island for Christmas with my family. This morning we went to have a look at the famous Atlantic Ocean Road! This road goes from Averøy towards Eide, and is really close to my childhood home. Every time I go to visit, the weather is cold, grey and windy. It’s actually one…

Eating Paella made by a Spanish horsewoman!

I’m really happy to have been visiting this lovely Spanish horsewoman that lives on a hill with all her animals.   The equestrian center lies on top of a hill with a 360 degree view of the mountains. Here lives the Spanish lady with her dogs, chickens, mini pigs and horses.   Rachel has reconstructed…

A paddock paradise in Monferrato

After having breakfast in Monferrato, we went to visit an equestrian center with only barefoot horses in a paddock paradise!   This morning I woke up to a miracle; it was thunderstorm outside and actually raining! Really unusual sounds after so many dry months… When you’re having breakfast with your best friend, and the kids…

Visiting Verona horse show 2017

  It’s been a great day at the horse show, so I’ll try to finish this article on the bus… I’m really happy to share it all with you!   Let me tell you about my big day out – even if the pictures tell their own story! The first thing you meet are horses…