About bontaks

Nic is the the 'Bon' part of 'Bontaks.' Together we are Nic and John - two travel-addicted teachers who enjoy every opportunity to go places, meet people and experience life.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Love a bit of coincidence – sitting in departures at Stockholm airport and Pink Martini were playing at the café near where we were sitting, then when we checked into Continue Reading →

Stockholm, Sweden

Travelling in countries renowned to be expensive requires a little bit of research and heeding the advice of those who have gone before. We did not use any taxis for Continue Reading →

Oslo, Norway

I didn’t know much about the capital of Norway, apart from the fact that it was the location of the first full West End production of Les Misérables in Europe Continue Reading →

MS Nordnorge, Norway

Embarkation Our three night January stay in Tromso, the ‘Capital of the Arctic’, prepared us well for our cruise above the Arctic Circle aboard Hurtigruten’s MS Nordnorge in winter. It Continue Reading →

Tromso, Norway

The friendliness of the people of Norway was apparent from the moment we landed. Our bus driver who drove us from the airport to our hotel, didn’t even check tickets Continue Reading →

Reykjavik, Iceland

Arriving in Iceland Leaving the heat of a sweltering Sydney summer, it was bliss to arrive in our first Nordic country of Iceland at a cool and wet 5°C with Continue Reading →

Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Lost Luggage Not a good start to the holiday when you arrive in a country at 10:20pm and your luggage is not on the carousel. So much for the ‘priority’ Continue Reading →