Norway has long been the European country with the most domestic flights. This is not so strange when one considers how geographically isolated it is, it’s length, difficult topography, distributed population and wealth. But the Norwegian NGO Framtiden i våre hender (Future in our hands) has compiled some rather shocking statistics placing Norway in relation … More The Oslo-Trondheim example of rail vs plane
My friend and former colleague Clara has kindly agreed to write a guest blog post about one of her recent train trips and her new year’s resolution. Here’s what she had to say. Hi! My name is Clara and I am a former colleague of Ray’s. I also share Ray’s concern about environmental issues, and … More Baby on board – train travel with an infant (guest blog post)
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
I have recently been following some of the work of a colleague of mine, Kjartan, who is a recently graduated PhD working in my university’s Industrial Ecology department. He has an impressive number of publications behind him for someone who’s just finished his PhD and has been quite active in the media lately (both local … More Long distance ground transport – is it worth it?
It’s been a relatively good start to 2015. At least in terms of my flying miles reduction. Or flying kilometres since using miles is silly. What I’ve done over the past few months is data mine my travel history. Sounds like I’ve got too much time on my hands doesn’t it? But the result is really … More Personal data mining: Air miles and non-air miles
Today should have been the 115th flight I’ve ever taken. The plane never took off on it’s scheduled Oslo to Trondheim route. Norwegian Air Norway has been having some difficulties with their domestic pilots (who earn a measly 150000USD each year). It surprised me to find out that this is fairly comparable to international standards. … More All the accidental head-to-slowers
edit: If you’re interested in the details about getting to Røros and what you can do there, then please visit my new post on exactly this topic. I have just recently discovered the problem of not reading through my travel plans in sufficient detail before booking. This has consequently led me to taking the slower … More Taking the railway via Røros – an error in planning
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
So as a follow on to my last brief post, I have (I think) figured out the times and dates of all my travels to Norway. Time is now not such an important factor as I won’t be travelling the entire distance in one go, which would have been a rather unhelpful metric to measure … More Pretty much decided then
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!