Eliassen Rorbuer
4.0

ELIASSEN RORBUER IN LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Norway has a reputation of being one of the most expensive countries in the world. When we wanted to pay a visit to Lofoten Islands in the northern remote part of Norway, it was difficult to make the decision...
Dresden, Germany, Where to stay in Germany, Where to stay in Dresden, Kangaroo-Stop Hostel, Kangaroo Stop, Saxon Switzerland, Travel, Hostel, Hostel Review,
4.3

KANGAROO-STOP IN DRESDEN

While staying with friends in Berlin, I decided to escape the city for a couple of days, (as it was my hosts' wedding anniversary that same week). After a little research online, I caught a bus to Dresden and...
Bodo Hostel, Norway, Where to stay in Bodo, ferry to Lofoten Islands, Ferry to moskenes, Visit Norway
3.7

BODO HOSTEL IN NORWAY

Britnee and I parted ways in Bodo, Norway, one evening as she flew onto Belgium and I awaited my flight to Berlin the following day. So I settled in at the Bodo Hostel for a comfortable stay while my poor wife...
Lofoten, Norway, Moskenes, Hamnøy, Bodø, Visit Norway, Travel, Backpacking, Scandinavia, ferry to Moskenes, hiking in Norway, fishing, Cotopaxi, Gear For Good, Fjord, Reinefjord, Mount Reinebringen

NORWAY PHOTO GALLERY

It took three flights and then a three hour ferry ride from Bodø to Moskenes, but it was well worth the trip to visit Lofoten in northern Norway. Despite some wet and cloudy weather, we enjoyed our days...
Lofoten, Norway, Moskenes, Hamnøy, Bodø, Visit Norway, Travel, Backpacking, Scandinavia, ferry to Moskenes, hiking in Norway, fishing, Cotopaxi, Gear For Good, Fjord, Reinefjord, Mount Reinebringen

VISITING THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Riding the ferry back to Bodø from Moskenes, I slumped in my chair and stared out at the grey sea and clouds ahead of us. My body felt like jelly and all I could think was how grateful I was for the...
Bananas Hostel, Russia, Where to stay in Moscow, Hostel Review, Hostel, Moscow,
3.5

BANANAS HOSTEL IN MOSCOW

We arrived at the Bananas Hostel tired and weary after canceling our other disappointing accommodation in Moscow. Right on our arrival we were happy to be there and glad to have made the switch. This place...
Hostel in Moscow, Where to Stay in Moscow, Russian Dream Hostel, Hostel Review, Moscow,
2.2

RUSSIAN DREAM HOTEL IN MOSCOW

Well it sure sounded nice, but our stay at the Russian Dream Hotel in Moscow turned into a nightmare that we're still trying to sort out. Certain necessities, (like air conditioning when it's crazy hot...
Time well spent visiting friends in Helsinki and family in Tampere, Finland. Lots of good food, fishing, boating, relaxing and sauna.

FINLAND PHOTO GALLERY

Time well spent visiting friends in Helsinki and family in Tampere, Finland. Lots of good food, fishing, boating, relaxing and sauna... plus roller coasters at Särkänniemi. Mark's cousin Oskari cray...
Finland

WELL FED IN FINLAND

We hadn't even reached the Russia-Finland border and I was already enjoying my first Karelian pie. Riding the train from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki, I was finally entering familiar territory and would soon...
During our short stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we visited the Hermitage, (Winter Palace), Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the flea market at Udelnaya and took a lovely, evening boat ride.

SAINT PETERSBURG PHOTO GALLERY

During our short stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we visited the Hermitage, (Winter Palace), Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the flea market at Udelnaya and took a lovely,...
When visiting Moscow, we loved Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin so much that we visited them repeatedly.

RED SQUARE

Being an 80s baby that grew up in the west, my perception of Red Square was always a rather gloomy one: a dark, cloudy sky over dingy brick buildings with maybe a military parade filling the cobblestone...
Trans Mongolian Railway

LESSONS LEARNED ON THE TRANS-MONGOLIAN

Stepping off the train in Moscow, we officially ended our journey on the Trans-Mongolian Railway, (although we'll have plenty more time on trains, from here to St. Petersburg and onto Helsinki). What started...
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YEKATERINBURG TO VLADIMIR PHOTO GALLERY

On our journey westward on the Trans-Mongolian (Trans-Siberian) Railway we made quick stops in the towns of Yekaterinburg and Vladimir to break up the long train rides. There we explored some wonderful and...