Norway, the Worlds’ Happiest Country.

Just over a month ago, I visited Norway.

It all began with me Google-ing away adventurous holidays  – hiking adventures, mountain climbing and polar bear encounters, whale watching and all the crazy fun stuff!

Since looking up places for an adventurous holiday was in the cards for me, I wanted to make sure I did it right, do my research and homework. It’s got to be something a little different, something a lot more unusual to the normal holidays that I am accustomed by.

I read blogs and articles, reviews on Tripadvisors, checked for holiday packages within the budget because I want a holiday that does not break the bank. This was my responsible duty for the next few days – just reading! Not complaining about it as I love reading.

Only when I stumbled upon an incredible blog by Silvia Lawrence ( the link below ), on Norwegians and the country, Scandinavian culture and architecture, the breathtakingly beautiful sceneries of the Fjords, that intrigued me to further my research on Norway.

Please check in her blog —   https://www.heartmybackpack.com/norway/helpful-norwegian-scandinavian-habits/

I was enjoying my read so much and it made me very excited that I knew that instant, my next holiday had to be – Tromsø, Norway.

Tromsø – situated at the north most of Norway and close to the Arctic Circle, is and has been a major tourist attraction for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and hunters of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights in winter and also the Midnight Sun during summer.

So, holiday and apartment booked along with a long list of to-dos!

I can tell you about the adventures that brought me a new perspective on life and the way it opened new opportunities. But then, where is the fun in all that without some visual actions? See, you smile and agree.

Go on. Check in to the photographs of my panoramic adventures; a 5-hour Fjord cruise and wildlife watching, my first ever mountain climbing experience in Kvaløya, hiking and a rocky climb to the Lyngen Alps and Blåvatnet ( Blue Lake, which lived up to its reputation).

It has been weeks since I came home from Tromsø this summer, yet the memories are as ethereal and bright as the midnight sun which I enjoyed day and night.

I still have more of Norway to explore. And I will go back again and again. Till then, these photographs will capture its beauty in my memory.

 

London Calling To the Faraway Towns…

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Big Ben before renovation works.

 

Tower Bridge, a combined Bascule, and Suspension Bridge.

Tower of London – Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London.

 

St Paul’s Cathedral – Dome                      The Gherkin              St Paul’s Cathedral

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The Shard, Obelisk, London Eye, River Thames, Palace of Westminster and Elizabeth Tower, Liverpool Station, Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street and the iconic Red Bus.

Buckingham Palace, the London residence, and administrative HQ of the                               Monarch of the United Kingdom.

 

London Eye, height 135m, a gigantic Ferris Wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames. Has 32 ovoidal passenger capsules can hold up to 25 people, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Square.

 

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Bustling with tourists.

 

Your carriage awaits..

 

Charles Bridge.

 

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Letna Park view of the Bridges and Prague.

 

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