By this point in our backpacking tour of Norway, both my mum and my kids had fallen out of love with backpacking - if ever they were in love with it in the first place. The first sign of disaffection came with switching from hostels to hotels. The second with a refusal to walk a … Continue reading “Today we die a little!” Taking inspiration from Emil Zatopek.
When the sun shines in Norway, it's wise to seize the moment - there's no guarantee it will last. By 6.30am the sun was already streaming through the gap in the curtains, I quickly got dressed into my running gear and headed out towards Voss lake. One of the things I love about travelling is the experiences that come with discovering … Continue reading Norwegian Wood
All the way from Myrdal to Voss, I had my face pressed up against the train window, in awe of the eye-watering landscape of endless mountains that I badly wanted to climb and endless fjords which I just as eagerly yearned to dive into. By 5pm, when we alighted at Voss station, it had been … Continue reading Landscape and childhood memories: Voss, Norway.
The Flam Railway has a reputation for being one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. It doesn't disappoint. The journey from Oslo to Myrdal was even more glorious than I'd imagined. The train track skims the edge of the fjords, so closely in places that it gives the impression the train is … Continue reading “One of the most spectacular train journeys in the world, the Flam Railway”
First day of backpacking tour of Norway began in Oslo, at sunrise. I slipped on my trainers, tucked a map of the city in the back pocket of my shorts, and headed off - with absolutely no plan of where to go or which direction to head in. (Confession: my map reading skills are exceedingly … Continue reading Oslo Calling