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Estonia / Eesti

Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia / Eesti, one of the Baltic Sisters with historic ties to Russia. It is rapidly gaining a reputation of being an advanced city with… oh, just go to the Wikipedia entry, yea? 🙂 Here, have some photos of me instead.

The Russian orthodox church being built facing the Parliament (Toompea Castle – that pink building) is not a coincidence – the message is clear!

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Sweden / Sverige

Stockholm

We didn’t plan for a long stay in Stockholm. There isn’t really too much to do in the city itself as most of the interesting places to visit are a boat ride away to another island or peninsular. Besides, our extended stay in Copenhagen meant that something had to give, so it was decided that the Land of ABBA was it. The old town “Gamla Stan” was pretty cool though, albeit extremely touristy.

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Norway / Norge / Noreg

Bergen?

The port city of Bergen, and former capital of Norway, is rather interesting. While we only spent time in the historic and superbly touristy old town, we passed through the modern city of Bergen on the way to the Bergen? airport and it does look very boring indeed. Glad we didn’t waste our time there.

Oh yes, you can actually get whale meat in the market here, in all forms from burgers to steaks.

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Norway / Norge / Noreg

Northern Most Point Travelled

Northern most point travelled
Current record of Balestrand, Norway, beating the last record of Loch Ness, Scotland.

There are no current plans to beat this record any time soon, and will likely be until I can hitch a ride to Reykjavik before this record will be broken.

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Norway / Norge / Noreg

Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Make no mistake – “Sognefjord in a Nutshell” is as descriptive as it sounds, a wonderful location that is so cramped full of people that it’s impossible to enjoy it. If you enjoy seeing more of tourists taking selfies and of others more than nature and scenery, and jousting with others for a seat on an old rickety train, this is the tour for you!

New Zealand’s TranzAlpine has a train journey that is rather comparable in my opinion, with much less people about, which contributes more to the enjoyment of the journey.

And it really isn’t that impressive, to be honest. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by New Zealand…