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People watching out over Pipervika from Aker Brygge, Oslo

Summer Living in Norway

It sure was a treat to be in Trondheim this weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday I took a long walk around the city, which is always lovely and friendly when the sun shines. On Saturday...
Rome

A Postcard from Rome

Tiny toy cars, mopeds, cyclists, speeding locals, bumbling tourists, chatter, horns, scorching 32C heat – welcome to summertime in Roma, Italia. Rome was delightful, it really was, but just too busy for me. On Saturday we travelled...
SAS jet

The Norwegian Winter Holiday

For regular readers discovering I'm about to write about another Norwegian holiday season, you could be forgiven for thinking Norwegians never work. I can hear you now: “Come on David, they already have Easter, the public...
Overlooking Bergen

My Travels in 2012 – And Plans for 2013

I resisted as long as I could, honest. Here is my Best of 2012 post, although I've tried to make it a little more interesting by focusing on the places I visited – both in Norway...
Bærums Verk Village in the Winter

Christmas Time at Bærums Verk

Oslo has its fair share of Christmas markets, but this one ranks as my favourite. It's been a right royally cold week in Oslo! The temperature has been below -10C for most of the week and...
Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Winter Sun – Escaping the Darkness

Last year I made the horrendous mistake of staying in Norway throughout the cold, dark winter, while all the Norwegians flew south for at least a week of sun. Not this time. As soon as the...

Blogging from 35,000ft

Hey everyone! It's all been a bit quiet on here lately and my apologies for that. Life has taken over. Specifically, a death in the family requiring a hastily-arranged trip back to the UK, and some...
Røros

An Afternoon in Røros

It's well into October and I'm still writing about my summer vacation around Norway! Faced with a mammoth seven hour plus train journey from Trondheim to Oslo with only me for company, my mum seemed a...
Flam Ferdaminne Apartments

Flåm Ferdaminne Holiday Apartments, Flåm

An affordable self-catering accommodation option at the heart of the Norwegian fjords. When booking our summer trip, one of the first things we had to do was secure accommodation. Despite its tiny size, thousands of people...
Overlooking the Aurlandsfjord

Exploring Flåm

After our epic rail journey, my parents and I finally made it to Flåm. Situated deep within centre-west Norway on an arm of the mighty Sognefjord and nestled tightly below towering peaks, Flåm is a prime example...