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...
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...
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A Postcard From Gothenburg

Dear Oslo, Wish you were here! Gerry and I enjoyed our short hop across the border. Turns out, Sweden is just like you! But a bit blonder. And with funny dots over their ö! First we went...
Flåmsbana valley

Our Journey on the Magical Flåm Railway

Way back in January my parents and I decided to book a summer holiday in Norway to celebrate my Dad's 60th birthday. As I'm the runaway son living here, it was left to me to sort...

My Norwegian Summer Vacation

Last year I described my surprise at Norway's Big July Shutdown, when pretty much the entire country takes their vacation. This year, I was a little more prepared for it. My family joined me for a...
Exterior of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo

Radisson Blu Scandinavia: High-Rise Oslo Hotel

One of the best-known hotels in the Norwegian capital. I recently moved house! As anyone in rented accommodation knows, timing your move can be difficult. You want enough time to comfortably move but equally you want...
Stavanger budget hotel

St Svithun: Stavanger Budget Hotel

Your travel budget goes further if you choose to stay outside central Stavanger. Because of the number of business visitors, Stavanger occasionally suffers from a shortage of hotel rooms during midweek. So for my first work...
A cruise ship in Stavanger, Norway

My First Impressions of Stavanger

I started my new job on Monday. My first task was to fly to Stavanger for a three-day training course. Having never visited one of Norway's most important cities, I was pleased to be going, despite...
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Oslo to London with British Airways Club Europe

As I'm sure you've figured out from this blog, I travel a lot. I try to get back to the UK every few months and travel around Norway extensively. I should explain that I love flying...
Simarjeet & Nicola in the snowy Bergen hills

A Train, Blocked Drain and Loads of Rain

Back in October I took the Oslo to Bergen railway with my friends Chris and Graham. This weekend I repeated the trip with Nicola and Simarjeet, dear friends from my Oxjam Brum days. They were staying...