Tag Archives: Norway

My European Capital Rankings – 30 to 26

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 […]

European Train Tour #3 – Norway

Europe is a wonderful continent. Culturally & geographically diverse and incredibly easy to navigate from the Arctic to the Mediterranean or even the Atlantic to the Pacific. The best way to explore the region is by train with a vast network of train tracks criss-crossing the continent, connecting amazing cities and countries. Arm yourself with […]

Memorable Overseas Train Journeys #2 – The Nordics

Interrail trips two and three took me to Scandinavia, the first in 1989 with Poll again and the second in 1992 with Hamish, who was to become my regular travel buddy over the last three decades. The scenery was absolutely stunning and some of the feats of engineering to cut train lines into the dramatic […]

A-Z April Challenge – Narvik

I have taken a train holiday twice in Scandinavia in 1989 & 92 and each time I journeyed from Trondheim to Narvik. This is my favourite ever journey, which I hope to do one more time. You can read about the journey by clicking this link. As well as being astoundingly beautiful, Norway is hellishly […]

Norway By Train (Part Two)

FOR PART ONE CLICK HERE My second visit in 1992 was with Hamish, the first of what were to become regular overseas trips together. For the start of the trip we were joined by our old school mate Lang with our first new destination being Bergen in Western Norway. After a couple of nights in […]

Norway By Train (Part One)

I have twice travelled extensively by train in Scandinavia, taking in all four beautiful countries that make up the magical lands. Whilst Denmark, Sweden & Finland are deserving of high accolades, it is Norway that really took my breath away, so much so that I still have a train trip there on my bucket list […]

My Iconic Travel Moments

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]

Second Cities – Ten to One

Concluding my top twenty European cities of the perhaps not quite so obvious must sees……….. 10 Copenhagen Go in summer and you are presented with a very attractive city with plenty to do to keep you occupied. Go in winter however with the streets and buildings blanketed in snow and you enter a wonderland, the […]