Monthly Archives: August 2012


I’ve heard many wonderful and romantic things about Amsterdam. Everyone who had been there seemed to love it, so we arrived there with excited anticipation, having booked three nights at a central city hotel. Alas, the warm rapport that all … Continue reading

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Bruges and Belgians

Having had a bit of a rough start to Belgium in the state capital, we arrived in Bruges with mixed feelings. Fortunately, those quickly evaporated. This is what Belgium should be like. Gorgeous streets, centuries year old buildings, not adorned … Continue reading

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After the weekend, we reluctantly left Paris for Brussels, unsure of what to expect. We took the high speed train, arriving at our destination in less than 90 minutes. Disembarking the train, we wandered through the station. First stop was … Continue reading

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Weekend in Paris

Friday marked the start of a new year, and the start of our summer holiday. Having experienced consistent three-layer merino days, we decided to seek out actual summer and the EU heat wave which seemed curiously absent here in Norway. … Continue reading

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News and Pub Quizzes

It was a question that would irrevocably divide the team. Friendships would be lost, reputations were at stake, and it would determine our final placing in the pub quiz. The question seemed simple enough. The quiz topic was ‘News in … Continue reading

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With a gorgeous day forecast we decided to set out på tur, and do some oil platform and ship spotting. Techno devices in hand, we headed up to Salhus – the mountainous region behind IKEA, and home to the knitting … Continue reading

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