Erasmus+ in Turin

Some weeks ago I received 6 apprentices for two weeks in Turin. They were both chefs and waiters that came from Norway to learn about Italian food and culture. The Erasmus+ project made this possible. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group of young people. We discovered the…

Turin – the City of Contrast

After spending a snowy (!) day in Turin, I just realize how many contrasts I met on my way. I’m talking about places and people… It’s seldom snowing in town, but in these days we’re expecting the cold weather from the Siberian parts. It was nice to go into a very elegant bar called San…

Sushi time!

I´ve never told you this before, but I love sushi! Yesterday I went to a really high class sushi restaurant in Turin. There are so many different sushi-chains all over the area, but Shabu was great! International company Being 4 persons from 4 different countries, we´ve always got something to talk about – in English!…

The Egyptian Museum of Turin

Last Saturday we went to visit the Egyptian Museum of Turin. It´s the second biggest in the world, after the biggest one that lays in Cairo. It has recently been renovated, and I must say it has become much more interesting to visit. Tour for kids I was quite curious if my son would like…

Getting Ready for the Autumn

Autumn is strange. This season might give you the blues, or it means new opportunities. In either way it’s important to get ready for the seasonal change! I’m doing it my way. This year my goal is to get rid of all the leafs that always become a high mountain in the back of the…

A typical Aperitivo in Turin

Sometimes I go to town to meet my friends over a typical aperitivo. It works like this: You pay only the drink and eat straight from the buffet! You can eat as much as you want, and a lot of people make a normal dinner out of it. Normally the drink costs around 8-10 euro….

Back in town!

It’s been months since I went to town… when saying town, I normally speak about Turin. In piazza Vittorio two nice women from the Swedish club were waiting for me. Why Swedish? You might ask yourself why I went to meet somebody from my neighbour country and not from Norway… Well, both groups have the…

Taking a look at Turin

When I get tired of living in the mountains, I always escape to the city center of Turin. Taking in the view of the many shops, buildings and people is like medicine when you stay too much inside your own garden… Being a freelance writer is sometimes a lonely job. That´s why I always go…

A Cat Café and my Thoughts about Cats in Town!

On my way through Turin, I found a café for cats! They’ve got 9 cats living inside (it was written on the door!) and there are pillows to sleep on in the window frames. So if you love cats, but live in a flat, you might go to pet one at the café. Imagine keeping…

Following new tracks in the neighborhood

Even if you’ve been living in the same place for many years, you might still discover new tracks! Lately we’ve been more into  biking than horse riding. The main reason is that our son has finally learned to bike, and it’s a great activity for the whole family. The horses have always kept us separated…