Tag Archives: Norway

Songs for the Road 7 – Now with even less sense!

The hot season is definitely upon us (at least, as much as it can be for London) and the poor algorithm that chooses the Your Mix selection on Youtube must be excused to be thinking that the heat has made me … Continue reading

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Brexit: if you’re a masochist, it’s the real deal (Part 2).

In my previous instalment, I tried to address a few common misconceptions around the EU; in this one I’ll try and have a look at the three main scenarios that the UK could follow should it decide to secede from … Continue reading

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Film review – Nordfor sola (North of the Sun)

I’ve never really felt at ease on the sea, and I suck at most sports, especially if such activities can be accompanied by the word “extreme”. In this mindset it’s hard to try and explain why I decided to pay … Continue reading

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The rally

There were just three activist, standing on the makeshift podium in Torgallmenningen: one, in red shirt, was doing the talking, whilst the other two worked as human poles, raising a slogan spray-painted on a piece of torn bedclothes. Around them a … Continue reading

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When the journey is the destination: a trip on Norway’s Bergensbanen.

As every person’s preferences evolve through time, I’m finding my own taste for travel changing the more I grow old. At 16 or thereabouts the best trip was to descend to Ibiza with a group of pals, our goal see … Continue reading

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Northerly dispatches – How Bryggen saved me from hypothermia.

Hypothermia is a word describing a situation that everyone familiar with Greek will understand. In a nutshell, your body temperature gets too low, to the level it can no longer sustain life. Now, I won’t go into pretending that, on … Continue reading

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Northerly dispatches – where beauty is plentiful

One of the aspects that struck me the most of Bergen was how, just by turning a corner, magnificient views or unexpected panoramas would appear before my eyes. They weren’t by any means signed as “belvedere”, there weren’t any souvenir … Continue reading

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Northerly dispatches – Windows of Bergen

One of my most frequent idiosyncrasies about life in the UK is the state of houses in which the Brits have decided to live in. Cold, dampness are common occurrence; carpets cover every possible surface, prices are absurd and, more … Continue reading

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Northerly dispatches: getting to know Bergen.

I love Norway. Of all the Scandinavian countries, Norway is by far and large my favourite. As a history junkie and as a lover of underdogs, I simply adored how it was the Norse who came down from the fjords, … Continue reading

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The world from above – Bergen & Hordaland, Norway

British Airways flight crews have a few common features: they all are almost inevitably called Nigel, love to speak like Lord Kitchener as much as US astronauts adored to imitate Chuck Yeager’s drawl and, finally, are remarkably understated. To give … Continue reading

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