Category Archives: #GoingNorth

#GoingNorth Day 5 … Of World Heritage and first snow

7.05am, Bergen. A couple of minutes ahead of schedule we reach the Atlantic shores of Norway in the second-largest city of the country: Bergen. Well, shore…the coast of Norway is so riddled with fjords, you’re never sure of when you’re … Continue reading

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#GoingNorth Day 4 … Of Treebeard the Ent and mothers on trains

10.35am, Karlshammn. After a quick sightseeing tour of Karlskrona on imported Dutch bikes, I’m back on the train for the next leg of #GoingNorth. Oak and elm and the white flashes of birch with their purple-marron fingers (say it slow … Continue reading

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#GoingNorth Day 3 … Of an active Crown Prince and hearty bean salad

10.30am, Kopenhavn. I awake as the train gently rocks across the length of Zealand and before long we are pulling into Kopenhavn Central Station. A brand new city to explore, the final gem on the Quadruple Scandinavian Crown after discovering … Continue reading

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#GoingNorth Day 2 … Of ice-skating and drug controls

11.10am, Amsterdam. Travelling through the Christmas and New Year’s period not only makes it difficult sometimes to arrange meetings with friends along the way, but also makes it harder to come across the necessary travel information. With the librabry closed … Continue reading

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#GoingNorth Day 1 … Of Nova Zembla and Northern Light in Amsterdam

7.30am, Roeselare. The alarm goes off. Time to get up and start #GoingNorth. For 5 days I’ll be in limbo across 2 countries, travelling from Belgium, through the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, before finally arriving in Bergen, on the … Continue reading

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