We have spent a couple of weeks wondering through some inner departments of France, namely Limousin, Dordogne and Lot. In all of them the pace of time seems to be slower and tranquility seems to have a higher quality, like filtered through the leaves of the trees and the soul of the stones. These regions … Continue reading Soul of honey, heart of stone
Back in the day, the river Loire was a strategic place, marking a kind of frontier between the north and the south of France. This led to many noble folk to build their castles and fortresses in the area. Extravagant, amazing, grand, romantic, decadent, delirious, beautiful, class conscious, … When seen by today´s eye, many … Continue reading The river and Its Majesties
On our way from Scandinavia to the South, we make a stop in Amsterdam. It is nice to be ´back home´, even if we stay in a camping, but this helped us to see the city from a different perspective. Most importantly we had the chance to catch up with friends, which was wonderful. In … Continue reading Vive la France!
There’s something which is equally rewarding or more than to discover new places and this is to reencounter old friends. It was probably about 15 years ago that I had seen Hilde for the last time, and Pål, that was barely 3 or 4 yers old, and now is he is almost 18. It was … Continue reading Blueberries and other gems of the south
We enter the land of the fjords and get introduced to Geiranger, the king of all fjords, they say. It is quite impressive and very majestic with its tall slopes and its aquamarine waters and its pretty waterfalls, it is a geological masterpiece for sure, but has not really made it to be our favourite. … Continue reading Just water, like it used to be
Whether it´s in the shape of ancient national parks, medieval churches and cities or great Jugendstil architecture, this part of our trip seems like a hop-on, hop-off through different stops of a time machine. This chapter starts as we follow the Rondane scenic route. Our trip is magnificently escorted by big mountains and smallish lakes … Continue reading Blasts from the past
Back to the mainland, it takes a bit to adjust from the colourful cosiness of the Lofoten islands, to the majestic serenity of these giant mountains that reign the kingdom of the coast, with their greenish greyish sharp magnificence. We navigate the coastal road, Kystriksveien (FV17), and despite the weather that continues to be like … Continue reading Land of giants