18 Essential Things to do in Vienna

Whilst I usually prefer cities to be more rough around the edges, I couldn’t help but marvel at the opulence of Vienna. After visiting Budapest and Bratislava – which are more rough around the edges –  Vienna was like walking into an open air museum. Everything looked immaculate. It was the perfect city to finish up my little European train journey. Vienna has a lot to offer: Oozing with imperial history, music ringing through its streets, a mix of quirky and grand architecture, and stylish coffee houses, …

PHOTO: Camel Caravan on the Salt Flats in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression

Initially, I thought the line of brown bumps were cliffs on the distant horizon. But as our jeep sped across Ethiopia’s infinite salt flats in the Danakil Depression, I realized the bumps were moving. Moments later our driver pulled over and invited us to step out into 115 degree temperatures to watch the first camel caravan of the day. Searing heat seeped through my thick rubber…

Marrakech luxury travel guide

Marrakech, the beautiful Berber metropolis of Morocco, is known to be the “red city” and anyone approaching Marrakech will quickly realize why. The houses are all decorated in shades of red, pink or ocher. It is full of history and color, but is also firmly rooted in the modern world. The perfect destination for a

Mrs. O at hOme: Quick tabbouleh recipe

One of my current favourite salads or a side dish for a barbecue is this version of Tabbouleh, a Middle-Eastern staple, by Kate Harrison, author of the book, The Dirty Diet. This is a really interesting book if a) you need to shed some weight (I do!) and b) if you are in a rut and want some new super simple recipes. I …

PHOTO: Troop of Baboons in Mago National Park in Southern Ethiopia

In the early morning hours, this troop of baboons strolled onto the road in Mago National Park in the Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia. Established in 1979, Mago is the country’s newest national park. Not only can a stunning diversity of wildlife be seen in the park, it is also home to a number of indigenous tribes, including the Aari, Banna, Bongoso, Hamer, Karo, Kwegu, Ngagatom, and Male peoples. However the park is perhaps best known as being home to the Mursi tribe, where…

The 3 most amazing luxury villas in Mallorca

The Spanish island of Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean and is the largest island of the Baleares. The island offers a big range of activities which makes it the ideal location for all kinds of people. Party seeker, sun lovers and beach goers, hikers and outdoor sport lovers, nature enthusiast, luxury lifestyle lovers

Mrs. O at hOme – Mango Salsa Recipe

Every time I attempt to cook something and decide to share it on an Instagram story, I get dozens of messages from friends and readers asking me to share recipes. One of my most popular photos was indeed of fresh mango salsa. I cook pretty much every day when I am home – and my cooking is pretty simple. For me, it is all about the ingredients and how I can maximise flavour… I also pick up quite a bit of inspiration from my travels  and I adapt recipes to suit my palate …

PHOTO: Sun Sets Over Salt Flats in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia

I eased into the low canvas deck chair my driver had set up next to our jeep. Waving off the glass of wine he proffered, I focused on the enormous lemon-colored sun descending through the salt haze. Earlier, I had walked across the salt flats in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression to Lake Karum. As I…

History, Food, Crafts, Jewish Touring and More in Poland

Many travelers often associate Poland with its rich cultural history and Jewish heritage touring, but it’s also a great destination for experiencing local food, admiring decorative arts, browsing boutiques and enjoying the atmosphere in its young, vibrant cities. The newly opened Raffles Europejski Warsaw hotel is Krakow’s most luxurious hotel and the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel is housed in a 19th-century palace that has been updated with mid-century modern design details and local design touches, such as famous Polish ceramics. Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish…

PHOTO: Hydro-Geothermal Deposits of Dallol, in Northeast Ethiopia

Dallol, officially one of the remotest places on earth, is located in the Danakil Depression in northeast Ethiopia. The area is known for its otherworldly hydro-geothermal features that include acidic sulfur lakes, geysers, and bizarrely colored mineral deposits. Though technically listed as a settlement by the government, Dallol is no longer inhabited. Other than nomadic peoples who mine salt and run camel caravans in the area, the only residents …

The 5 Best Places in the Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast, the beautiful southern coast of the Sorrento peninsula is named after one of its towns Amalfi. With right it is one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. The beauty of this steeply sloping rocky coastline, in whose ravines and inlets small enchanting towns lie, is unique. Each of these towns has its

5 things to do in Sitges near Barcelona

Sitges, a small town just an hour drive from Barcelona, is the Catalonian capital of homosexuals and location for the weekend residences for many rich Spaniards. The resort has only around 30000 inhabitants and is known for its beautiful beaches and cute little streets with small boutiques that invite for a shopping trip. The perfect

Top 5 Beauty Essentials for Spring – 2018 Edition

It has been a while since I did a Beauty Essentials list (maybe because I haven’t been in the right frame of mind) – but I am feeling the love for Spring and I know Summer is just around the corner. I like trying a few things (but most of my beauty …

The Perfect Hen Party Weekend in Edinburgh

My best-friend is getting married in August and she recently celebrated her hen party in Edinburgh. So if you’ve found this blog because you’re researching what a hen party in Edinburgh offers, you’ve come to the right place! It’s an amazingly cosmopolitan city with history, cobbled streets and castles thrown into the mix. If you’re looking for a place that has everything you want with a dash of romanticism to set the tone for a big pre-wedding weekend, look no further than Scotland’s capital city. But …