For some strange reason, the most read post I have written on this blog is about Røros. Interestingly enough the post doesn’t even talk about what to do or see in Røros, but about my mistake in taking the train through here (on the way to Oslo) rather than the faster parallel route via Dombås. … More Getting to Røros, and what you can find there
During my adult life I have been a frequent flyer. After finishing high school, I moved to a city nearly 4 hours flight away to start university. That year was 2008. I had of course taken some long distance trips prior to leaving school, but there was a step change when I left home. It began with … More My life’s long distance travel in one graph
Finding more environmentally conscious means of transport need not be a very expensive exercise. Further, it need not be justified in purely environmental terms. Slow means of transport are far more adaptable than air travel. How many times have you flown over a city thinking ‘I wonder what it is like down there?’ For me, … More Bargain hunting slow transport
Hey there avid reader! Long time no see! (I mean, sorry Mum for not posting in the last 11 months…) I thought to revisit the issue of costs of my Christmas train game as I am again taking the slow way ‘home’ for Christmas this year (maybe it’s a tradition!). Although Christmas 2015 will probably … More A Christmas Tradition – Slow Travel!
Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of the sustainability challenge is telling people about what I’m doing and why I’m doing it and seeing what their response is. I wouldn’t say that I’ve been overly successful in making the case for travelling the way I have planned and I’ve not been able to convince … More In conversation
I’m happy to say I’ve started on the slow journey to Norway through booking the first leg of my travels. Booked in for the day after class finishes is a train trip from London to Kiel. Total travel time about 11 hours and I’ve managed to fit in a 24 hour stopover in Brussels to … More Progress!
The choices are getting more and more numerous as I delve deeper into the transport options available between here and Norway. I’ve tried to compare them all for a departure on the final day of our classes, Friday the 20th of December. This doesn’t give the best results as Fridays are inevitably more expensive than … More Optioneering