The rainy, snowy and windy London

Tower Bridge

Hei hei!

Was just out in London last week, having a quick wander and catch up with my buddy whom we (as in myself and my SO) met back in 2010 in HK. $150 (730kr approx?) return… well add a bit more for a blunder on dates XD but… wow… in Australia… that’s the price of a ticket from Sydney to Melbourne one-way… return if you are lucky!

So living in Norway, where everything is way expensive, sometimes a girl has got to hop to the next country, this time England –  London to get some essentials for the home. London was way tempermental, drizzling, gusting winds about and just snowing some real wet snow when it felt like it. A snowflake actually hit me in the eye… and the feeling was just as painful as the time i was cycling down to Flåm and a bug got me in the eye. Both times i thought sunglasses would really be needed! Though that didn’t stop us from getting a tad bit of sightseeing done, on top of stuffing ourselves silly in Chinatown. The tower of London and the blue bridge were pretty cool, the sweet sweet smell of caramelised nuts wafting from the  small overpriced carts always get me! I, ofcourse, could not walk away from buying a serving… 2 pounds for a tiny plastic cup of caramelised peanuts! What a ridiculous price… but it was so nice and warm to hold onto whilst London drizzled and lashed out with some strong chilly wind. We got our photos quickly and wandered back to the tube to Oxford Circus for more window shopping.

Tower of LondonTower of London

There were happy days and nights filled with window shopping  and some proper good company. Our buddy took us to an awesome Bogan Bingo night on the Thursday, absolute gold for terrible bogan humour and 80s throw back XD I haven’t played bingo since i was a kid, associating it with nice old ladies and gentle chaps at the local RSL getting their game on. I didn’t even know how a bingo pen looked like until that night … you gotta be in it to win it, real serious XD Didn’t come out a winner, but being a sore loser was never more accepted than on this night, many a good profanities coming from this very merry crowd 🙂

Bogan Bingo

We pretty much stayed between Oxford Circus and Chinatown for our whole trip. Sadly no photos on the foodage… too busy gobbling them down XD I love asian bakeries and i realllly love pineapple buns! I even have set myself a recipe for pineapple buns to try when i’m game!

Oxford Circus

At the end of the trip, our loot was not too bad and we also did not break the bank with a crazy shopping spree (even though i really wanted to XDDD ) 🙂 The trench coat on my list to-buys never made it but we did get:
Dashi
Mountain walking shoes
Scarves and Tops
Art supplies
Steamer

I’ll leave you guys withs a phone box photo!
Happy Easter everyone!

The London phone box

🙂

Norway road trip part 2 of 3 :) Flåm to Myrdal!

Hi there!

Look how time flies, it’s already BEYOND mid August… Haha… been a bit of a busy bee.

The skinny: Left for Flåm to Myrdal (Marsh Valley in Norwegian) train. Amazing amazing AMAZING scenery… EVERRR!! Biked down the mountain. Goats. More goats. Waterfalls. Flower wreaths.

Undredal Valley

Undredal Valley

Undredal Accomodation by the water

Undredal Accomodation by the water

So the last post had us staying in the lovely valley town of Undredal (dal means valley in Norwegian) getting some rest and refueling for our epic day trip at the next valley town over – Flåm! Early morning, blue skies and sunshine… ooo and the first ripe red berries I’ve seen – July is actually a little early for scavenging wild berries… but there is light! I was assured that the farms up north would have lots of ripe berries so I didn’t attack the plant. Look at the berrrrriees!!!! Free berries!!!!

Berries

Ripe Red currants?? ooooo~!

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Norway road trip part 1 of 3 :)

So, as previous posts, I was wandering about in the Norway summer for the first half of July.

This trip was all rainbows, waterfalls, mountains, crazy goats, yummy food, icecream and warmth!

The weather for this road trip was sooo nice and warm, like a good and proper summer day! We started off the tripping to see close by glaciers though first we hit a massive waterfall pit-stop XD We wandered about, took some photos and got ourselves some boat icecream! 🙂

waterfall and boat icecream

waterfall and boat icecream – yummy

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Flying to Norway :)

It’s school holidays time again! What’s the best way to beat the Winter Blues? Hop on a plane for a quick overseas trip ofcourse!

I was lucky enough to grab a Sydney to Singapore return ticket for $200 via Scoot when the airline launched. Then I picked up a Singapore to Oslo return ticket for $1000. Lastly, there’s Oslo to Bergen around $100 one way.

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