Amsterdam ✈ Singapore ✈ Sydney
There are a lot of galleries in Amsterdam, and plenty of well known Dutch artists to fill them with. But forget about Mondrian, Escher and Rembrandt – this city belongs to Van Gogh.
It was beautiful weather when we arrived in Amsterdam on Saturday. Did we squander it?
Of course we did.
We didn’t have a specific reason we were going to Copenhagen, it was just in the neighborhood of Norway. But in pre-trip reading and research I realised that there was a wealth of great design and architecture. And then I got even more excited, because I remembered Denmark was the birthplace of Lego.
Copenhagen ✈ Amsterdam
Here we are in Copenhagen, city of design and culture. So yeah, we’ve looked at some buildings, been to some museums, gazed at all the statues that have been donated to the city by the Carlsberg brewing company, admired the poster next to our hotel elevator entitled “A Century of Danish Chairs”, and generally been appreciative of all the cultural superiority.
Obviously, though, the highlight was today’s trip to the zoo.
We spent three nights in Tromsø. To be honest, we didn’t see that much of it by daylight, since we were mostly out at night and had to sleep sometime. But what we did see, I thought I would attempt to describe.
On our last night in Norway, I convinced Holly that we should have another go at seeing the Northern Lights. Given the photo above, it’s probably not too much of a spoiler to say we were more successful than last time.
Tromsø ✈ Oslo ✈ Copenhagen
I was out around Tromsø last night taking photos (the weather forecast was not looking good, so we decided not to try another light hunting tour), and this photo was one of the last ones I took in the night. At the time I thought I was just taking a photo of the bridge, so was rather amazed when I saw the shade of green in the sky. Turns out that even if you can’t see the Aurora, they can still be lurking behind clouds, and visible to a camera.