Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dreaming of travelling again

My restless mind is travelling again. This time to Norway. I checked out visitnorway dotcom and the pictures are just scenic enough to get me dreaming. Norway has more than the mountains and fjords I remember learning about in my secondary school geography lessons.

There's this interesting activity of swimming with killer whales! This takes place in Lofoten where you can go on a whale-watching safari. Apparently there are no reports of killer whales having attacked people, so "the bravest whale watchers are actually allowed to swim among them when conditions are favourable".

There's also a spectacular train ride on The Flåm Railway, a steep railway taking you by spectacular waterfalls, in and out of snow-capped mountains. The website says: "The train journey provides some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the 20 km-long train ride you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascade down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms that cling dizzily to sheer slopes.

The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railway lines on normal gauge. The gradient is 55/1000 on almost 80% of the line. The twisting tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain are manifestations of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history".

Check out the site and see for yourself what Norway has in store for those who enjoy exploring new countries and experiences.

I decided not to put any pictures here so that you can view all of them yourself in the site.

Btw, this is not a sponsored post. I simply found this site while 'travelling' at my workstation.

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