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Norway

I’ve made a good start on the Bucket List I posted a couple of weeks ago by completing one last week! I have now ticked off Leave the country by travelling to Norway!

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It was a family holiday and our first time on a cruise. It was amazing to wake up in a different port each day and I’ve never felt so well looked after, ever! Everything about it was fantastic and Norway is such a beautiful country. As mentioned on my bucket list, it had been 8 years since I last went abroad, due to my hatred of planes so getting out of the country was an important step for me. In the future I plan to take short flights to places like Edinburgh or Dublin because I know that the only way to get over a fear is to do it repeatedly. I’ve learnt that over the last 11 years of fighting anxiety, its hard but its the only way. Here are a few highlights of my trip:

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These photos were taken in Olden, a beautiful part of Norway.  It was a very small place but so picturesque. The last photo is my favourite, purely because of the man standing behind me! His expression cracks me up every time! “What is that weird girl doing?!” I was trying to look like a troll…

We also visited Bergen, Alesund and Stavanger but the above pics are my best photos, I’m no photographer!

Another thing on my bucket list is to see the Northern Lights. I couldn’t do it this time because its the wrong time of year but that just gives me an excuse to go back! Although I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland so maybe I could go there to see the lights instead. If you have seen the Northern Lights please comment below and let me know where you went to see them. Any advice on the best places and times to visit is welcome!

I have to admit, I had post holiday blues when I got home, which has never really happened to me before. I guess taking away the stressful part (flying) let me enjoy myself because I didn’t spend the whole holiday thinking about having to get back on the plane… Yes I know how stupid that sounds, its something for me to work on.

Take care,

Hayley