Day Four of Norway in a Nutshell - Oslo
Taking the train from Oslo to Flam
Right now, I am typing away using my Tab S4 tablet in the train. Its 830am and we are leaving for Flam towards Bergen from Oslo. The weather is cloudy and overcast, and it looks like it will be raining again later in the day.
So, I wanted to use this trip to journal a bit, and perhaps even to do a bit of regular journalling even after this trip, similar to my Livejournal days. Travelling is good because it allows me to experience the world and learn more about the world, and in the process get to learn more about myself too. It also allows me learn more about my travelling companion(s) and create great memories for everyone.
Travelling and Working - Is that Possible?
One of the things I wanted to test was the ability for me to remotely manage my business with an active internet connection, no matter where I am in the world. Since April, when I left my full-time job to run the business, I have travelled to Perth, to Siem Reap and now to Norway. In the pipeline are a few more countries. Quite a lot of trips planned!! So far it seems that everything is working fine, but let's see if there would be any hiccups.
The four-hour train ride got me a little bored along the way, but there was this lovely glacier area near the top of the train ride. Unlike the conventional glacier which is sandwiched by the valley, this glacier was in an open area, and merged with the surroundings. Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the train and hence was not in a good position to take any photos of it.
We reached Myrvdal and then quickly got in line to queue up for the Flam Railway. This is because there are no allocated seats - it is free seating based on first come first served basis. We managed to get the best seats, thanks for an online guide which provided great tips. The highlight of the Flam Railway must be the Vjorfoss waterfall and the red dancing girl. More about the legend of the sprite later.
Arriving into the small town of Flam
Soon we arrived at Flam, and checked into the Fleheim Hotel. Flam is a pretty small town, and there isnt much to do. We rested in the hotel room for a while, and then waited for the 4pm bus ride up to the Stegastein Lookout point. The drive was a harrowing one due to the narrow path upwards, and the bus had to make way for the other oncoming vehicles. The lookout gave a good vantage point of the scenery of the Flam area as well as the inlet.
I am MrWildy and I am trying to journal more about my life and also my travels. Find out more about me here.