Category: World

Norway, Your Way day 3 – Norefjell, Skiing and Cosyness

First thing today we took the bus out of Oslo and headed to Norefjell, one of Norway’s premier skiing resorts. Another action packed day ahead. So far on this trip I have found that road journeys have not involved getting some rest, impossible with the winter wonderland views around every corner, The sun shining down on the deep snow and pine trees and frozen snow covered lakes just keeps you in awe. As we neared our destination we wound round and round up the mountain and suddenly into view came the ski resort of Norefjell. Hotel spa and as much...

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Visit Norway Day 2 – Oslo

The ice hotel? Well, I must say it was a great nights sleep. The sleeping bag issued is capable of taking much lower temperatures but what is surreal is how much the ice walls absorb sound. A total silence is all you hear. Well after that refreshing night we made our way back across to Oslo. The sun came out on the snowcovered streets and hills surrounding Oslo as we went to watch the World Snowboarding Trials. I had never been to watch such a sporting event, skiing and snowboarding being something very much confined to my television. Well, it turned out...

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Visit Norway Day 1 – Lillehammer

Well yesterday we arrived on our Norway, Your Way adventure! Five of us from all round Europe taking in a whole lot that Norway has to offer. What a start it was for us. Today started off with a train ride from Oslo to Lillehammer. The home of the 1994 winter Olympics. Tobogganing. Not like I know back home, but great, fast, long way down type tobogganing! All of us had great fun, each run getting braver and braver until the brakes became obsolete. Whilst there we were invited to lunch in a tipi of all things. A great feast of reindeer and elk...

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Treading Maui With Joyce Cherrier

One thing I have noticed lately is that all my upcoming or recent challenges or climbs involve freezing cold or wet conditions. Many people have said to me they would join me on a hike….. if warmer! My wonderful friend @joycecherrier whom motivates me constantly has sold me on a new mission, Maui. Take a look at what she sees and says and see if this place ends up on your bucket list too From the desk of Joyce……. In my quest to join Paul on one of his hikes, I’m always trying to talk him into finding a...

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Capturing One Moment of Truth One Snap at a Time by Esta H Singer

Asbury Park Convention Hall is a 3,600-seat indoor exhibition center located on the boardwalk and on the beachin Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was built between 1928 and 1930. There are so many humble people I see on Twitter and Facebook that take pictures, post them and catch the eye of many. One such person is Esta H Singer (@sheconsulting). Never a day goes by it seems were I can log on to a network and not be drawn by her remarkable natural ability to capture unique moments wherever she is. Finally I was honoured to have her explain her...

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The Alps of Germany and Flying High

For 12 years of my life I lived in Germany and treat the country with great affection. A huge country with a massive variety of terrains, cultures and activities. As a hiker it was so exciting to get any time off to explore as much as possible from the Hartz to the Alps.  On Twitter there is one adventurer/photographer in Germany that really captures what I enjoy, a love of the sights around her and getting out on a trail. She tweets in English as @NiniBaseema and also tweets in her own country’s tongue at @Knaatschtante. I thought it...

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