Friday, November 14, 2014

The Flam Railway - Norway


Finally, oh-boy, I was glad that the an hour Fjord Cruise ended. Stepping foot in Flam, back again to rush-push, standing in the long queue. Loo Time. I think everyone must have been holding-on, doubt if many dared use cruise toilet. I didn't, so were our tour buddies. Imagine? The pong, believe me, toilet mannerism is still not there yet. Anyway, after easing ourselves, by the time we walked into the restaurant, unbelievable!. Number of people standing, sitting and long line in front of the buffet. I really hate this concept to food travelling, I hate such a scene, I don't like the grabbing all you can, never mind you can't finish up, but greedy eyes are generally what you see. Take all, polish all, who cares about wasting and who worry if others have food? Food filled up, food vanished, you stand there staring and take whatever is left behind. I don't even want to mention what was on the buffet menu card because my mood was off track. I think I hardly ate. 



Many of us quickly walked out, we couldn't take the packed scene inside. We sat outside, definitely a breather we appreciated, ordered coffee and took our moment to relax. We still had time. Train is yet to arrive, supposedly another 1 hour at least. To kill time, we walked around, not really a big area and nothing much to see, you sure can do some light shopping if your like.  






Hanging around, train sure arrived on time. Thank god, well mannered crowd who took turns to get in for this scenic ride to Voss via Myrdal. One of the must try, ranked high on the lists of the most beautiful train trips in the world. I believe. I really do. Such a joyous ride. Cutting through mountains, in and out from dark tunnels, then flashing sunshine, back to darkness, train so close to the huge trees, akin you can touch them from the window. Of course you can't, don't try please, train will be in full force. Sit back and drool. Drool and jump in the train if you want. 

20km long ride, sounds amazing, right? It is. Utterly. A life time experience, unless you return again, I won't because my travel bucket list is spilling over with many other places and ventures. Flam Railway ride is superbly majestic, scenic drop dead gorgeous view and imagine? Tight turns, 20 tunnels, lush valleys, picturesque villages, a quick stop not only at one of the largest waterfalls but at other points too.






Done. Wish I didn't have to get down, I still had to at Myral and off to the next destination - Bergen.



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10 comments:

  1. the scene is beautiful , no wonder you couldn't take your eyes off it
    i like the lovey dovy pic :)
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  2. I would have loved to go on that train ride too! What a view!
    Oh and I love that umbrella!!

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  3. living life to the fullest!!! that's way your pics says :)
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  4. Lovely view. Wah very windy there. :)

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  5. The place was super amazing.. loved ur clicks.. :)

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  6. Stunning landscape! Would love to visit some day ......... Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

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  7. wow!!! such a beautiful place Navs... Loved your clicks <3

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  8. wow such a pretty place nava and wonderful clicks

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  9. Hi Nava, amazing and breathtaking scenic view! You sure know how to enjoy life, huh... Will definitely include Norway in my itinerary for my next holidays. Thanks for sharing and stay happy and cheerful always :)

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