Day 1 & 2: Oslo to Wageningen

I have just completed the 2nd stage of my long overland journey around northern Europe, from Oslo in Norway, down to Wageningen in the Netherlands, ready for a PhD summer school. After a brief day of rest, the summer school has started and it's time to blog the experience. The journey, I thought, would be…

Day 4 of 4: Bristol to Oslo

I have arrived in Oslo! After 9 trains, 7 countries and 4 days! The last part of the journey was, perhaps, the most enjoyable. The journey through Denmark, Sweden and Norway gave me the biggest insight into just how quickly the landscape can change. As I went from the flat, Danish pasturelands, across the Øresund…

Day 3 of 4: Bristol to Oslo

I am now on my way to Gothenburg, with one more train to go to get to Oslo by 5pm tonight. Reflecting on the journey yesterday, there are some interesting points to make about how travel can affect us, for better or worse. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the Thalys service to Köln from…