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Bergen airport entrance

Rebuilding Flesland – Norway’s worst airport

BOOM! If you’re anywhere near Bergen Airport Flesland in the evenings these days, you’ll feel at least one “rumble”. It’s the vibrations from ground being blasted away to make room for a brand new airport terminal,...
Baltic travel

It’s time to explore the Baltics

Going beyond Norway, it's time to explore the Baltic countries. I've spent three years exploring Norway and the Nordics, taking in such places and sights as Bergen, the Flåm Railway, the northern lights, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Copenhagen....
Copenhagen postcard

A Postcard from Copenhagen

Ah, København. At last, we meet! I've passed through Copenhagen Airport many times over the past two years but never set foot on Danish soil. CPH is my preferred airport to change planes at, something you...
Norwegian Air

My Review of 2013

It was quite the year. January The temperature in Oslo dipped to -23C, I visited the new food hall Mathallen for the first time, and I attended my first WordCamp, an event that inspired many of the...
Norwegian Church in Minneapolis

Discovering Minnesota’s Norwegian-American Community

The Norwegian-American roots in the Twin Cities are clear for any visitor to see. I previously talked about the surprising number of Americans with Norwegian heritage, more in fact, than the native population of Norway today....
Minneapolis

A Photo Tour of the Twin Cities

So I'm back from a fun week in Minnesota and it's time to catch up with my blogging! Earlier today I published a post about my SAS flight to Chicago, and I have a whole heap...
SAS plane

Flying SAS Long-Haul to the USA

Despite travelling as much as I do, it's been over six years since I last flew long-haul. On that occasion I flew American Airlines from London to Los Angeles, a whopping eleven hours, and back again....
Havly Hotel Stavanger Review

Best Western Havly Hotel, Stavanger

A good value central hotel in Stavanger city centre. Last week I returned to Stavanger for the first time in well over a year for the Forum Safran conference. As it was held on a Thursday...
Road Trip

A Norwegian Road Trip – Day 3

On the first day of our Norwegian road trip, we saw Sør-Trøndelag, the Coastal Road, the Atlantic Road and Åndalsnes. On the second day, we saw Trollstigen, the Geirangerfjord, and Ålesund. What treats could possibly be...
Rica Seilet Hotel, Molde

Rica Seilet Hotel, Molde

Hotels often advertise a sea view, but I don't think I've ever seen a better example than the Rica Seilet in Molde. This was the view from my room's balcony, with a gorgeous view of Molde's...