Europe, Norway, Travel

Discovering Norway by Cruise

Norway is an absolutely beautiful country, and after spending several months working on a cruise ship that sailed up and down the Norwegian coast and into several of its fjords, I really got to know several of the country's cities, towns and villages in a way that your average cruise passenger never will. From olde… Continue reading Discovering Norway by Cruise

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I finally went to Åndalsnes, Mountaineering Capital of Norway!!

Be prepared. This is literally a post about a walk. I'm not gonna lie to you pals, the thing about being a singer and working in the evenings means that it's highly unlikely that you will be an early riser, even if once upon a time many moons ago, you were. Sleep is VITAL (believe… Continue reading I finally went to Åndalsnes, Mountaineering Capital of Norway!!

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The Beginners Guide to Stavanger 

Stavanger is a quiet city in the South West of Norway, home to a picturesque harbour and filled with old wooden houses and colourful street art side by side in streets both old and new. Although it's technically Norway's fourth largest city, it's got more of a hip but small town vibe about it, and… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Stavanger 

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Expectation vs Reality: A Midnight Trip to Nordkapp

But what on Earth is Nordkapp, I hear you ask!? Nordkapp, pals- or North Cape- is known as the Northenmost point of mainland Europe (although technically it isn't quite). Thousands of years ago it was a sacrificial point for the Sami people who continue to live here to this very day, but the first tourist… Continue reading Expectation vs Reality: A Midnight Trip to Nordkapp

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A Rather Late Round-Up of 2017

I'm a bit late to the party here pals given that we're almost one month into the new year, but at this particular moment in time I appear to be stuck in a hotel in Hamburg with not a whole lot to do; so what better way to fill the time than a casual reflection… Continue reading A Rather Late Round-Up of 2017

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A Beginners Guide to Bergen 

The first time I stepped foot on Norwegian soil was in this little tiny city at the gateway to some of the world's most beautiful fjords; it happened to be Norwegian Independence Day, so the streets were chockablock full of young folk dressed up to the nines in all manner of traditional costumes, hair braided… Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Bergen 

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Getting to Know…Geiranger

The first time we sailed into Geirangerfjord, it was the end of April. I awoke pretty darn tootin' early, threw on what I considered to be warm clothes, and made my way up to the bow of the ship (that's the front, pals) in order to witness the marvel of the mountains. It truly was… Continue reading Getting to Know…Geiranger

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The Beginners Guide to Trondheim

Let's just get down to it straightaway: Trondheim is a proper old city, with strong Viking roots and Medieval heritage galore. Dating back to 997AD (you see- PROPER OLD), the City Formerly Known As Nidaros is Norway's ex-capital and where the country's kings have been crowned for centuries now. The fact that the majority of… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Trondheim