• 24 Hours Visiting Gothenburg

    24 Hours Visiting Gothenburg

    Arriving in the evening from Oslo, I met my good friend Sven (we studied together in Canada back in 2009) at the station, who welcomed me to his home country with a beer and a selection of traditional Swedish sweets – thanks Sven! We took the chance to check out the bar at the Clarion Hotel Post, housed in the old, giant and refurbished post office. Sweden was getting off to a good start.

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    Budget Things to Do in Oslo

    Budget Things to Do in Oslo

    In roughly 27 hours I hit the main tourist attractions in Oslo and also opted for the budget route as it’s one of the more expensive cities I’m visiting this summer. After spending £20 on a chicken dinner when I arrived, I didn’t want to ‘waste’ money on entrance fees and took to walking by foot rather than public or private transport. This was a great decision as wandering through residential and quieter areas gave me a glimpse into normal Nordic life in the city, while I earned my first daily total of 20k on the FitBit.

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    Bergen Olso Train Journey

    Bergen Olso Train Journey

    Absolutely stunning and I smiled the entire time. Taking the 7.57 train from Bergen to Oslo was the first ticket I booked, before both the flight to Norway and the interrail ticket itself.

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    Bergen Park Life and Norwegian Fjords Cruise

    Bergen Park Life and Norwegian Fjords Cruise

    This morning the weather had taken a downturn and gone cloudy, yet it was still warm and there was lots more to see. During the complimentary breakfast at the hotel’s waterside, I felt so relaxed it was unreal. The view which yesterday had been bright and bathed in sunshine, still held it’s own against the elements and proved you don’t need good weather to enjoy the view.

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    First Impressions of Visiting Bergen, Norway

    First Impressions of Visiting Bergen, Norway

    My first day was a fantastic start. The flight was quicker than expected with amazing views of the fjords on descent, and before I knew it, I was stood in the fish market of Bergen after a very hot coach ride from the airport (the air con was broken in 28C heat!). The appetising smell was very welcoming and as I did a 360 degree turn, the greenery was stunning.

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