A selection of my latest articles
Independent on Sunday, 17th Apr 11
Now the thaw’s here, it’s a cool place to be
City Slicker: Oslo – Norway’s capital is at its best once the mercury rises. Beate Oera-Roderick has some suggestions for new and returning visitors. Read on
Copenhagen – a cyclist’s paradise
There’s no better way to explore Copenhagen than from the seat of a bike. Sights like Kastellet, Tivoli and Nyhavn are but a pedal push away, as is a spot of people-watching over a Carlsberg as you go along. Later this year, cycling’s Road World Championships is held in Copenhagen, confirming the city as the world’s most cycle-friendly capital.
Hackney – a village in the city
London’s Hackney is reinventing itself. From a poor East End area to a centre for trendy markets, unique shops and bustling restaurants. Young, cool Londoners flock here on weekends, and for good reason. It is time visitors discovered Hackney too.
Vienna is the perfect destination for New Year revellers on a budget, with free entertainment into the early hours and plenty of champagne or mulled wine to toast a stranger with.
(Winner of Simonseeks travel writing prize)
It’s a country known for fjords, midnight sun and blue-eyed blondes – and for extortionate prices, but don’t let that put you off. There are ways to see Norway on a budget.