Monday, March 6, 2017

Aboard The Bergen Railway @ Norway

The seven-hour train trip from Oslo to Bergen is hailed as one of the world's most scenic, & it lives up to that reputation - the view outside the window evolves steadily & engagingly, from the city landscape to a terrain of mountain plateaus, wide-open plains & icy lakes characterised as 'Norway in a nutshell.' The food aboard is pleasant too, with a focus on local produce - a salad of chicken from the Horpestad farm, beans & lentils, & bacalao made with Norwegian fish stock from the Dybvik family. 


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  1. What a fabulous holiday you are having. It is like seeing heavens from the window of the train.

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    1. Twilight Man: seven hours was a long time to be on the train, especially during daytime, but you're right, the view helped the time fly ;)

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    2. Oh man, your 7 hours was easy and blissful. My December post shared my trip from Xi'an to Dunhuang by 24 hours slow train ride, filled with Chinese smoke!

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    3. Twilight Man: oh yeah, that sounds much, much worse! hehehe :)

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  2. What breathtaking scenery along the way. I wonder what they serve on our KTM, took it in 1973, the night train and slept all the way - don't think there was anything to eat then.

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    1. Suituapui: 1973 - that's the dark ages of public transport! ;) I'm not sure I've ever taken a real ktm ride along the peninsula before - I've taken night coaches before, but I actually don't find sleeping on train seats to be comfortable, heh ;)

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  3. I am not a good traveler as I suffer from motion sickness. But perhaps with scenery as beautiful and this, I would be fine LOL!

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    1. Phong Hong: i get a bit of motion sickness too, but only if i read on the ride :D

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  4. These are some really nice views, not sure how the food would be but I think the scenery would make up for that kan?

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    1. KY: ya! the food was OK (better than plane food, at least), but the views were what kept me awake :D

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  5. Wow beautiful scenery! But 7 hours trip is a too bit long for me. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, yeah, i don't think i'll do this train trip ever again ... but it was good to experience once ;)

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    2. Actually the better option is to go on Norway in a Nutshell, couple of hours by train, steam train, boat, bus and then train again. A much better mix of scenery and experience (provided if you don't have too much luggage to carry). Best Norwegian hotdogs (wrapped in bacon) and waffles on my train ride there.

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  6. definitely a pleasant journey by looking at the amazing scenery outside the train~

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, it was fun having my camera always on standby to snap some shots ;)

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  7. I had chills looking at these because I have been on it too. I love the ride on the NSB train and I am missing every moment of it. Rode it to Bergen too. What an enjoyable breathtaking journey and I was awake 90% of the time! :D

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    1. Sophia: thanks for writing - it's great to hear from another passenger on this train about their experience :) it's definitely a journey that i'll want to remember too for many years to come :)

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