(Christmas) trip to Helsinki & Tallinn

Last December we chose to go North for our little family vacation before the end of the year. And we were not disappointed. We visited the Finnish capital Helsinki and the Estonian capital Tallinn. Two very different cities, both amazing Christmas destinations, with no crowds, great sightseeing options, picturesque Christmas markets, and very family-friendly. We […]

First time on a cruise: from Trieste to Istanbul with MSC Splendida

We embarked on our 10 days (9 nights) cruise – the first time on a cruise for us! – from Trieste to Istanbul (and back) with hopes of a leisure vacation with interesting stops. And we got exactly that.  We enjoyed our time on the ship and the great food with a variety of choices. Especially the evening 3-course […]