“Today we die a little!” Taking inspiration from Emil Zatopek.

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.

“One of the most spectacular train journeys in the world, the Flam Railway”

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”