Tag Archives: Norway
The bi-product of travelling regularly is that you get stacked up with blog material and even start to feel a little pressure to get writing. Having just spent ten marvellous days in Norway, I have an absolute mass of material to write about. By way of background, I had visited Norway twice before, way back […]
Last Wednesday there was the amazing blood/blue moon that could be viewed across many locations around the world. At the perfect time to view this phenomenon, we were travelling by bus from Narvik to Tromsø, high up in the Norwegian Arctic Circle. However, when I awoke at 7.30 next morning, the moon over Tromsø was still looking […]
View from the top of the cable car.
We are coming to the end of a simply fabulous short tour of Norway. We started in Oslo, flew on to Trondheim, undertook a nine hour train ride to Fauske, a five hour bus trip to Narvik (a quick train jaunt to Abisko in Sweden) and finally another five hour bus journey to Tromsø. The […]
I had a bonus on my lunchtime flight on Norwegian to Oslo with the views from my seat as I approached the capital city. What do you think of these shots through the window?
We arrived in the university city of Trondheim on a cold, dark winter’s night. The rain & hail were lashing down and an Arctic wind gust along the fog-bound fjord straight into our frozen faces. Dark shadows moved furtively in the distance. As we struggled to keep warm in the bitter conditions, the ghostly wail […]
Continuing my personal countdown of my favourite European capitals…….. 30 Tirana Albania’s capital should maybe ranked higher by me purely because it is in Albania. However, objectively speaking there is not a great deal to do there. Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to their national warrior hero, is the interesting hub and home to an excellent museum […]