Day # 14 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge... you can read my other posts for the Challenge here :)
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This week has really been very tiring ... what do you mean why?? I travelled so much no and along with me you too ... thank you very much for coming along and being a part of my wonderful journey.... hope you all enjoyed it
Today is the last day of the Travel Theme for this challenge. I have a few more places that I have travelled, but since the theme ends today, I decided to choose the most beautiful place I have visited in Europe, Norway!! Yes I believe you should leave the best bite for the last. Even now as I write about Norway I can literally smell the air there. I am really getting very nostalgic
We have always been impressed with Stockholm. Less population, wonderful people and very good infrastructure, but when we saw Norway, we couldn't believe it was even better than Stockholm. It was beautiful weather when we travelled there. Norway is a scarcely populated country. It's raw natural beauty is a sight which will remain with us for years to come. Pictures speak for themselves just have a look at them
Yes they are real houses...where people like you and me live... there are roads built and they even have train services here.. isn't it amazing
Winter was just over and summer was about to set in... This moutain says it all
This house was just next to our hotel... look at the way the creepers are grown and the way they are attached on the walls... just beautiful... so fresh and green... each day when we passed by I told Ritchie this is how our house should be
Food we thought was a little expensive, but it was super tasty. We relished the sea food, especially the mussels with lime after Istanbul this is where I had it... I wouldn't leave a chance. Shopping here was fun. I bought the trademark reindeer wool sweaters that Norway is famous for. It was expensive no doubt...but worth every penny. We had thought it won't be that cold there since the winter had already passed but on our way to visit the Sognje Fjord I couldn't stop shivering and picked up another hooded jacket with NORWAY written on it... so that was a double shopping for me
You remember in school when teacher asked us to draw a scenery, we used to draw two moutains and sun peeping out from the moutains and invariably there would be water flowing between the mountains... atleast my drawings always ended up like that ... a fjord means exactly that. I tried to look up the meaning on net and this is what it said, ' A long narrow deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley'. There are a number of Fjords in Norway, we took a trip to the longest in Norway that is the Sognefjord and it is also the third largest in the world. The trip was of more than 5 hours and every little while me and Ritchie would go on the decks and enjoy the wild wind on our face and water splashing over. It was just superb. We were enjoying this kind of a natural beauty for the first time. Here is a picture
We had taken the famous Flam Railway to reach the Sognje Fjord. These Norwegians are so lucky, not only are they blessed with this natural beauty but also they structure it so well. Flam Railway is one such example. On our way the train stopped for about 10 minutes at a place called Kjosfossen Waterfall. Yes the Flam Railway route is right next to this waterfall. We got down there and enjoyed the very cold waterfall. It is a tourist spot and they even have 2 ladies singing on an isolated building up in the moutains. You can hear that down at the station because they have speaker connections. As I write this I am transported right back there. An unforgetable experience. Have a look at the picture.. you would know what I mean
Of course we came back with a lot of memories. One of them being that, both me and Ritchie were playing antakshri in the train and while I was singing 'Raat akeli hai bhooj gaye diye....' and teasing Ritchie, the ticket checker came and stood quietly watching me and then in the most polite way he said, 'no no I am not trying to disturb you I just want to see your tickets'
That's a very memorable picture of me and Ritchie... we were just trying to replicate our Desi Love Story
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