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Breivikian Aphorisms

“Europeans need to understand that there is no hope of solving our problems through our elected parliamentarians”

– Anders Breivik, 2083 – A European Declaration of Independence… 43 more words


The Bridges from afar

The bridges over the fjords to the two largest Islands west of Bergen – Sotra and Askøy. Shot taken early in the morning when the haze of the night had not yet been driven away by the morning sun.


Lofoten Islands - happiness lives here

Basking within the icy flourish of the Arctic Circle is a jagged shoal of islands harbouring a secret. Happiness lives in this wild place, a calm contentment and sense of belonging nurtured by respect for 1000-year-old traditions. 66 more words

Alison's Travel Writing

Norway's Telemark Canal - the stuff of fairytales

Norway’s Telemark Canal is hewn from rock that soars from sea to mountains and negotiates a challenging barrier of waterfalls. When it was completed in 1892, Norwegians referred to it as the eighth wonder of the world. 20 more words

Alison's Travel Writing

Norway's natural wonders - six of the best

Here are my six of the best natural attractions in that wonderful country of Norway.

The story was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller and online here:


Alison's Travel Writing

Enough room to swing a hundred babies in Oslo's Frogner Park

Norwegians seem to be constantly coming from, going to, or actively engaged in robust outdoor activities.  Oslo is a sea of bouncing ponytails (from the almost comical amount of joggers.)  The trains are full of cross-country ski shleppers.  444 more words