Midnight in Bergen summer

First Hotel Marin, Bergen

My latest visit to Bergen coincided with Bergenfest and nearly the entire hotel capacity of the city was booked up. A huge tusen takk then to the First Hotel Marin for finding me a room at...
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Exploring Historical Bergen

Regular readers will know I wasn't blown away by Bergen on my previous two visits. Okay bad choice of words, I was blown away because it’s so bloody wet and windy! But what I mean is,...

Whiskey & History: Grand Terminus Hotel, Bergen

How does this grand old dame of Bergen hotels stand up to the modern visitor? Last weekend I had the pleasure of staying in one of Bergen's most historic and famous hotels – the Grand Terminus....

The End of the Line: 24 Hours in Bergen

A few weeks ago I wrote about my trip on the Oslo to Bergen railway with my friends Chris and Graham. Well I didn't so much write, as gush. In fact I still get a little...
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The Oslo to Bergen Railway

For once, the hype was justified. The Oslo to Bergen railway is often held up as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. Naturally viewing that claim with a certain dash of cynicism, I...