Welcome to the Sweater Saga. I created this site mostly as a blog to chronicle my travels. However, as time progresses I hope to use this site to provide resources to others looking to travel, including awesome travel deals, funny and informative stories, and gear reviews. Though, if anything, I hope this blog will serve as a catalyst for other people looking to travel!
Well after four months my around the world trip is over, and after 53 blog posts, I only have one remaining (after this). I wanted to thank everyone who read and followed along with my journey. Connecting with my readers was an incredible experience. I have some wonderful memories and did some ridiculous things. I have met amazing people and developed lifelong friendships. I have been both ecstatic and afraid and have definitely grown as a person.
To summarize my trip I was going to write my thoughts in paragraph form, however, I have done enough of that emotional writing over the last four months. I thought I would make it a bit more fun and throw down some ideas via list form.
My flight from Bergen to New York City was rather uneventful. I played Solitaire and watched three movies. I finally arrived in NYC at 8:30 PM completely and absolutely exhausted. While it was only 8:30 PM in NYC, in Bergen it was 2:30 AM. I didn’t get much jet lag my entire trip, but for some reason I was having a tough time with this leg.
After four months of traveling I didn’t think my trip could get any weirder. My time in Bergen changed that. Following my brief stint in Oslo, I boarded a seven hour train ride to Bergen, Norway. Bergen is a small and quaint fishing town nestled between mountains to the east and fjords to the west. The train ride to Bergen was a journey in itself. Hailed as the ‘most scenic’ train ride in all of Europe, the passage from Oslo to Bergen didn’t disappoint. Over the approximate 450 kilometer journey I saw high mountain passes, glaciers, rivers, thundering waterfalls, dark winding tunnels, and massive fjords. My gaze didn’t leave the window the entire time.
From Stockholm I boarded a 6-hour train to Oslo, Norway. I only spent one full day in Oslo, but in hindsight I wish I would have spent more. Despite being ultra pricey (a Big Mac is $18 USD), Oslo is an extremely lovely city filled with rivers, peaceful bays, beautiful people, and lush green parks.