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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...

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...
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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...
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...
Awesome panorama of Geirangerfjorden, Norway

Where Next? You Decide!

Back in May I described the early stages of my Norwegian travel bug, including several places I'd like to visit. Since then, I've chalked up Bergen, Tromsø, Lillehammer, several visits to Trondheim and of course many...
Me getting cold in Lillehammer

The Winter Olympic Town of Lillehammer

This Saturday I packed my furry boots, thermos and countless layers of clothing for my first visit inland. My destination was the small town of Lillehammer, 170km due north of Oslo on the shores of Lake...

Still No Snow for Oslo. But in Trondheim…

Back in August I wrote about preparing for my first Scandinavian winter. Little did I know that come the 3rd of December, I would be sat in my Oslo apartment with the radiators off, gazing out...

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...