World Borders: Crossing from Sweden into Norway for My 99th Country (Gothenburg to Oslo Train)

Thanks to you all for voting and confirming my destiny on this 99 country journey which meant I had to make it to Norway in February before my 100th country adventure to Tunisia. This was an easier border crossing than most and I chose train to be my way to enter my 99th country. I’m Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Sweden into Norway for My 99th Country (Gothenburg to Oslo Train)[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Fish Stew and Stout in Pingvinen, Bergen, Norway

In catching back up to my huge catalogue of meals I’ve eaten yet never written about on Friday’s Featured Food, I thought I’d do a recent one – my only meal eating out in Norway. There are a few reasons why I didn’t eat out in Norway. One was that everywhere I stayed included breakfast, Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Fish Stew and Stout in Pingvinen, Bergen, Norway[…]

Backpacking in Norway: Top 10 Sights in Oslo

The budget backpacker in me saw Norway as a dear country where I decided not to overspend on sights in and around the capital city. This meant no boat cruises, bus tours or even visits to the trendy museums sorry folks. But my friend Cacinda has written about the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo on her Read more about Backpacking in Norway: Top 10 Sights in Oslo[…]

Backpacking in Norway: Top 5 Sights in Voss

When backpacking in Norway, time of year actually does affect your travels somewhat. The reason for this is that Winter is low season and I simply loved the weather. So first of all I suggest touring Norway in the Winter time. I was there in February, but January is also low season. The extreme snow Read more about Backpacking in Norway: Top 5 Sights in Voss[…]

My Healthy Stay at the Olympiatoppen Sports Hotell in Oslo, Norway

While celebrating my 99th country in Norway, I decided to spend a bit more time in Oslo than most travellers do, I wanted a few days in the city but also a night on the outskirts to get a feel for a different vibe in the Norwegian capital. Plus, I noticed a Sports Hotel which Read more about My Healthy Stay at the Olympiatoppen Sports Hotell in Oslo, Norway[…]

Backpacking in Norway: Staying at the Hostel Montana in Bergen

Norway was my 99th official real country on this crazy journey (something voted for by you) and I decided to tour Bergen, Voss, Gudvangen, Myrdal, Flam and Oslo. Bergen is a UNESCO listed city on the west coast of Norway and so I decided to base myself over here for the first few days. Budget Read more about Backpacking in Norway: Staying at the Hostel Montana in Bergen[…]

My Stay at the Clarion Collection Hotel Christiania Teater in Oslo, Norway

I won’t go on about the “99 not out” thing as people will be sick and tired of hearing about it but believe me it was sweet and I enjoyed it. A reader vote on Don’t Stop Living sent me to Norway for my 99th country and I celebrated in style. I stayed at one of Read more about My Stay at the Clarion Collection Hotel Christiania Teater in Oslo, Norway[…]