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
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
Keeping up the tradition of taking trains from my last Christmas, I’m going to avoid flying for my Christmas travel needs this year. Admittedly the distance isn’t incredibly long within Norway, so such journeys are not so exceptional as England to Norway without flying. Christmas Travels 2014 My starting point this time around is Trondheim and I’m heading … More Train Game v2.0
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!
I had my last class for Sustainable Architecture yesterday. My lecturer is a bit of a character and it’s great to hear his opinions (or educated opinion) on the nature of cities. Yesterday we were looking at Santiago, Chile which is his hometown. It’s quite a big place now and in a bit of a … More Sustainable inter city transport – what is going to happen to High Speed Rail?
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