Thoughts on Paris

   The next few posts will cover our trip with my future in laws to the city of light, where we visited a huge variety of museums, fascinating churches, monuments and one disgustingly ornate palace.  I wasn’t sure if I’d like Paris, I’d gotten mixed reviews from other travellers, who loved the beauty and shopping or…

A Day in Bergen

Bergen, Norway has an interesting history. It was part of the Hanseatic League between 1350 and 1750, a German trade organization that linked many ports and had an intricate system for managing trade among them.  Along with having an adorable historic port, it also has a large industrial port.  Based on comments I overheard on…

Oslo: an afternoon of the free things 

After a morning of museums in Oslo (discussed in a previous Blog Post) and a rather pricey lunch at a cafe, Lucas and I headed to Vigeland Park. The park contains over 200 statues by Gustav Vigeland, all of people in various positions.  The Monolith is probably the most famous piece (or at least the…

24 Hours in Glasgow

I hadn’t thought of Glasgow as much of a tourist destination compared to Edinburgh, but with a night to spare we wanted to try a new destination.  The trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow run frequently and take about an hour from city center to city center so it isn’t to painful to get around.  After…

North Wales: Caernarfon 

     We used the town of Caernarfon as our home base while exploring the hikes and castles of northern Wales. Because it was over the bank holiday, places booked up quickly and we ended up at the Premier Inn. It was reasonably priced and convenient to walk into town. I wouldn’t recommend the breakfast as…