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Month: July 2012

Rail Journey through Switzerland Part 2: Interlaken

Rail Journey through Switzerland Part 2: Interlaken

After a relaxing trip from Luzern, the day wasn’t over. We decided to take the funicular (Harderbahn) from Interlaken up to Harder Kulm. It’s a fast, but very steep ride up. Unfortunately the rain had come back and we were in the clouds at the top station. We had been quite optimistic and didn’t bring any rain gear, but we walked to the restaurant anyway (5 minutes from the top station). There wasn’t much of a view, so we had…

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Rail Journey through Switzerland Part 1: Luzern

Rail Journey through Switzerland Part 1: Luzern

My dad is crazy about trains, he is always watching documentaries about train journeys on tv – most of them filmed in Switzerland. My mum is not that interested (“all these trains look the same” 😉 ), so I always told him that I’d take him on a train journey after his retirement. He retired last year, and a few weeks ago we boarded a train from Amsterdam with destination Basel! I originally wanted organize the trip all by myself,…

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Tverrfjellet on a Rainy Day

Tverrfjellet on a Rainy Day

This weekend it rained, and rained, and rained… Luckily not as much as it did in the border region (further inland), where they got more rain in one day than they normally get in all of July – 60 mm! Lots of rivers flooded, you can see a photo series here. In Tromsø we “only” got 23 mm, but that was more than enough 😉 On Sunday we were really fed up of the bad weather, and when it looked…

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Northern Norway at its Best

Northern Norway at its Best

Last night we drove to Sommarøy where we climbed Ørnfløya, a ti-på-topp peak which is only 160 m high but possibly has the best view of them all 🙂 It was our third visit to Ørnfløya, but this view never gets boring! Afterwards we decided to have a cup of tea on the beach that we spotted in the panorama above. A really nice place, and it was sheltered from the wind too. Unfortunately the mosquitos are quite active lately,…

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Madseng

Madseng

On a sunny evening last week, we decided to go for a walk. Ti-på-topp, Troms Turlag and Tromsø photo club are working together on a book of summer hikes/trips around Tromsø, and as a member of all three I have trying to contribute as much as I can. I had been sent a list of trips that they needed more photos of, which I thought was quite a fun list – this must be walks that are worth including in…

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Kobbevågen

Kobbevågen

We’ve had two days of beautiful sunny weather in Tromsø, and yesterday we even had temperatures of 22°C! We’ve been making the most of it, as you never know how long it lasts – today is cold, grey and rainy. Last night we drove through the new tunnel to Vikran on the Malangen peninsula. The roads are really quiet there, and we parked our car and continued by bike 🙂 It was so beautiful! Summer is at its peak and…

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