Four years ago we ended our tour of Norway in Tromso, high up inside the Arctic Circle. We travelled the last leg by bus from Narvik. Tromso is a beautiful city and a great location to see the Northern Lights (we did not!). It’s also a brilliant place to go if you want to go […]
The blues busting image today comes from my 2018 tour of Norway. The photo was snapped from the train as we rode the Iron Ore Line into Sweden.
On my inter-rail trips of 1989 & 1992 I undertook many train journeys through the glorious Arctic landscapes of Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. There was no way that my travel companions or I could afford a sleeper berth in those days. Hell, we could scarcely afford a beer in those pricey Nordic lands! […]
With the group stage now over there are a couple of rest days before the 8 last 16 ties. As there are no games, I thought I’d feature some of the European nations that did not qualify for the finals. Moldova Moldova is said to be the poorest nation in Europe. This is personified in […]
Number 10 – Train Trip from Sevastopol to Lviv, Ukraine 2011 This remains as my longest train ride to date. 27-hours with one change of trains at Simferopol. The journey started in the Crimea, the disputed region that has now been annexed to Russia. It was a wonderful trip from south to north travelling in […]
The feats of engineering that have enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Cutting right through mountains, traversing raging rivers and spanning majestic fjords, they have been built with hard toil and ingenious design. Best of all, they not only blend with […]
This week’s photo comes from a January 2018 trip deep inside the Arctic Circle. The view of Tromsø is taken from the top of a mountain cable car ride above the picturesque city that lies on islands surrounded by fjords.