One more bloody update before we start; we are flying into Stockholm and out of Paris! Two wonderful cities to start and end a bloody good voyage.
A bit late!, you might say. Cliche! you might also say. But every voyager has plans, even if it's plans to have no plans! & I'm keen to share it with you guys.
Let's dig in!
That's exactly how I feel; like flying abroad is so surreal, that a little road trip is not the same.
But seriously, I am buzzed to go to Europe not just because it's far away, but because it's exotic; in a completely different environment, the change of scenery is refreshing. Or, for Europe, heart warming as a cooler climate makes for a warmer heart. I have been to Europe five times, so I know what a killer it is to go there! But if I travel within the country, nothing much changes & I feel flat. Same food, same supermarkets, similar scenery & not a lot to do there outside of the cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Goldy and Brissy.
Or sign up to be a full time stacay-er and fall in love with the comforts of home. Especially now as I get tired of commuting out of obligation!
Now, here I bring...
Then we hurry to our next desto, ...
Maybe staying around Bergen will be more than enough; Bergen looks lovely and over-traveling can leave one broke and tired af, I'm just learning now! But these were the plans a few months back!
Then it's time to fly back to Alsace, another flight, with Lydia, to Oslo we go!
Here's where I plan to take another cheeky, ludicrous detour and take a plane from Bergen/Oslo to Tromso, and bam! I've hit arctic paradise, sans le freezing climate; will be summer. I feel silly deciding to do this, but you know what? I am silly! Even for a day, or over nighter in Tromso if I find a cheap-ish place to sleep there. Not particularly knowing where I'm going, just knowing that there is nowhere I'd rather go than Scandinavia, even if it is a tad bit expensive. If any country will reconnect me back to nature, I reckon it will be Norway. What to do in Norway in general, still have a vague idea, I know, but that's a part of traveling, right! Just rock up and explore!
Bloody hell, Russia plans are wiped out, so naturally I'm moving those plans, as with the plans to cross the arctic circle, to 2018. Or whenever the hell I get around to it!
From Stockholm to St Petersburg we go, via ferry! Champagne on deck, aye?
Flying back from Paris now. I wish I'd booked a stopover in the Maldives, but you know what? Wanderlust is never satisfied! There's always more to see and do. Taking a selfie at the Hollywood sign, hitting the Rockies, hitting the arctic, it never ends!
I never want to wake up from the living dream of world travel and have nothing but work and bills. That's no way to live imo!
So hopefully after 21 I will still have many more adventures to knock off, both overseas and staycays. And get around to going to Russia and crossing the arctic circle!
Reindeer and Russians is the one if you're anything like me and the arctic and/or Russia are your cup of tea! Or do this one and make your own way through Russia to save money on tours, but do the arctic voyage on a tour as it seems like a nightmare to get around the arctic by your own means! Not to say you can't do it, but that guided tours are awesome for getting you around where the public transport is atrocious.