Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Known as Adam by the locals, is one bustling, live city!! Last night, the quiet but him neighborhood the Jordaan, where our houseboat resides, warmed up around sunset and simmered until well after 2am. It was, we discovered, an annual affair celebrated in the Jordaan...
Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as...
Hurtigruten -Norway Cruise

Hurtigruten -Norway Cruise

Life aboard the MS Nordnorge was fantastic. I can neither do it justice with a thousand words nor a thousand photographs…  But I think, for now anyway, I will let the pictures tell the story… or a tiny part of it anyway [Show slideshow] Trondhiem [Show...
Bryggen

Bryggen

And down to the docks they went… in search of the the iconic old wharf-side buildings known as the Bryggen. Most of these buildings, on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites since 1979, are relative newcomers having been built since a fire in 1702!...
Norway in a Nutshell

Norway in a Nutshell

A 10 minute saunter to the train station and at 8:44 we’re off on the first of an all-day, five leg smorgasbord of travel in Norway. A 2 hour train to Myrdal, change down to a narrow gauge old fashioned train for an hour long run though staggering valleys to...
Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway

Established in 1070, Bergen was Norway’s largest city until 1830 and now, at number 2, boasts a population of  almost 300,000 people. Despite it being in part a college town, I learned today that it is still 85% ethnically Norwegian… Jane and I noticed on...