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Ålesund, Norway (#LHB_Travels)

Alternative title: Ruebi and M’s adventures in Norway Part 2: Ålesund, the only place in the world to completely rival my love of Vancouver…And I really, really love Vancouver…If you missed Part 1 of our trip (in which we arrived in Bergen), you can find the post here!


Receptionist: “And we have complimentary waffles, tea and coffee between 3pm and 6pm”

Me: “I’m sorry…Did you say ‘complimentary waffles’?”

Receptionist: “Yes, complimentary waffles…”

Me: “complimentary…waffles…”

Brain: “Ruebi, are you crying?”

Me: “I’m…Just *sob*…So…*sniffle* HAPPY!”

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Bergen, Norway (#LHB_Travels)

Alternative title: Ruebi and M’s adventures in Norway…First stop, Bergen! Woop, woop! 


Money Exchange Lady: “So that’s 8,000kr*”

Me: “Oh wow, I feel so rich!”

Money Exchange Lady: “You won’t when you get there”

Brain: “Was that a smirk? … I think it was a smirk!”

Me: “…umm…”

Brain: “Miserable sod”

I should point out right now that Norway is not a budget destination, especially if you like a tipple! But it is possible to experience and enjoy this wonderful place without having to remortgage your house.

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The Travelling Migraineur

Alternative title: You’re somewhere over the North Sea, a child is screaming on loop, your ears are still popping as though it’s going out of fashion, some utter tool is having a rather loud (and rather personal) conversation just a row behind you and your head is experiencing the mother of all migraines…What do you do? What DO you DO?!


Do you attempt to get into the brace position, weeping uncontrollably, while fellow travellers give you perplexed stares? Do you lock yourself in the toilet cubicle, head on the wet seat (knees on the wet floor), feeling all the more nauseous for the movement of the plane and the whiff of piss? Or do you take your second (or third) dose of painkillers using the overly bitter (and by now cold) cup of tea and hide in your Superdry hoody in a vain attempt to sleep (and even vainer attempt not to hurk bile all over your shoes)?

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Alternative title: By the time you read this, I’ll be on holiday! No I’m not shitting you…Yes I’m trusting WordPress to publish these posts when scheduled…Yes I’m having kittens about that level of trust. I’m not ready for that type of commitment damnit! 


“Cocodamol”  – For the temperamental noggin.

“Levothyroxine”  – For the dodgy Thyroid.

Imodium and Gin-Gins (ginger sweets, not a litre bottle of Bombay Sapphire…Wouldn’t fit in my bloody handbag *Ahem*)” – For the squitty-botty inducing Anxiety.

Compeed” – For the inevitable blisters from walking so much.

“Travel insurance…I’m sure I erm…Shit”

Despite being a walking pharmacy, I always forget the travel insurance!

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