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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Sognefjord May 25th 2014

Gliding Through Serene Wilderness I am on a ship sailing along the west coast of Norway heading north and then east from Bergen to Flåm. It’s cold outside on the top deck. I ventured outside a few times to take photos but couldn’t stay out too long due to the cold breeze that even my wind proof raincoat couldn’t withstand. It’s lovely here – so much water and sky, pine trees and fresh air. Little houses nestled high up in the forest peeping out from among the pine trees. The view must be lovely from their lounge rooms. They must have squirrels and all sorts of woodland creatures in their garden. The mist covers the mountaintops as the ship glides through the waters. Everything feels calm and majestic. The water is like rippled glass, a beautiful ... read more
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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Bergen May 24th 2014

First Impressions of Bergen I am sitting by the water at a pub in central Bergen. Silver sunlight kisses reflect off the water and a cool breeze caresses my neck as I sit here sipping my champagne. I read about Svalbard in the magazine on the plane. Somewhere far north where polar bears roam, a place inhabited by only a handful of the most unlikely characters originally from all over the world, people who came to Svalbard and somehow couldn’t leave, all with a unique story. I made a mental note to put Svalbard on my “To Visit” list. Comfort Hotel with the not-so-comfortable pillows I arrived at almost midnight having flown out of Gatwick at 20:45 straight from the office with a quick detour for a couple of glasses of bubbly with a girlfriend to ... read more
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