We Like a Good Old-Fashioned Hike

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  1. I just love to see the way that other people live. I mean, this is such a beautiful lush landscape. Even though the hills are really no joke! Boy are they steep. My legs would have been furious too. You’re way more accustomed to hikes, so I can imagine my despair. I love the way you and Adi switched temperaments simultaneously. That’s just perfect. You’d better start carrying an ice box with gelato for him and he a bag of popcorn for you! And once again, you pics are amazing. What kind of camera are you using?

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    1. Thank you, Lyz. The wonderful thing about travel is that it makes you feel like you are a constant learner. The more I travel the more I come to the realisation that I know nothing.

      Lyz, you have cottoned onto our act! Gelato and popcorn stash it is 😉 I use my phone camera 😛 These photos were clicked using a Samsung Note 4 (now I use a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge though) xx

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      1. Har har har, I cannot wait for my kitchen to arrive! All those baking moulds…then you see how I whip up batches here. Cookies, cupcakes,…let’s get fat and satisfied 😉

        Isn’t the Edge gorgeous? Mine is called Rosie, she is that delicate hue of pink, ashes of roses, and she is a star. What’s yours called? xx

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      2. I’d love to get into baking more. I didn’t get the edge. It was a little too much perceived confusion for me. Too much going on for my unfocused mind. But to each his own! That’s why we have choices.

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  2. I just want to go on every adventure with you! Lol they all look so fun and with breathtaking views! I’ve always wanted to go hiking✨✨

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  3. Haha, after almost 25 years, Mike has still not fully embraced “the hike”. But I continue to work on him and he has come a long way (keep at it!). The picture of Adi is hilarious. That view is certainly worth the effort!

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  4. Another beautiful Norwegian town with names I can’t pronounce. You two did well to complete that hike, considering you both seemed keen to give up at one point or another. It’s funny that the second you had enough, Adi decided to keep going ? You both helped each other get to the top, and you both got to enjoy that view 😀

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  5. There is no better way to see a place than by walking or hiking it …. as ever your pictures and script are enticing. I hope you are settling well in New Joisey (stet spelling) …. xx

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  6. “What kind of a holiday is this? I want beer and food.” Teehee, I thought that was funny. Also how you and your husband switched moods back and forth and were never the same at the same time. Norway is very pretty, but I guess you do have to watch out for trolls.

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    1. Hee hee, Jen, to combat that awful grouchiness I would have to lose it after a while. You have to have your own weapon to make the husband come around like a lamb, after all 😉 The trolls, ah the trolls, I think I miss them xx

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  7. Lovely photos, I’ve never visited Norway but the scenery looks spectacular. I love walking but not hiking, as I prefer a more urban environment. I don’t like to stray too far from facilities!

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    1. The cities are couched in natural beauty so you would not feel alienated from urban pleasures. I like returning to the comfort of it after a long hike and then feeling pampered 🙂 xx

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  8. That truly is a very unpronounceable name! Tuktuk is a great name. ❤ My my, that must have been quite a trek! That caption for Adi’s photo ? But kudos to the two of you for making it all the way to the top. Btw it’s said that trolls are rather nasty. ? So it’s great that you didn’t run into any. That’s some beautiful photos. I would have been tempted to reach out and feel that goat’s fur!

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    1. Thank you Shweta. True trolls have an unhealthy reputation. Poor fellows. The ones I met so far have been quite adorable. Possibly exceptions but I will take that.

      Tuktuk was indeed a great boy himself. Just needed his dose of kebabs once in a while 😉 xx

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  9. So he is into hikes now? That’s too funny! We too “pass the baton of grumpiness” daily in our relationships I’m Sure! Perhaps it’s a thing? Anyway, now I digress! I love this post…so human and descriptive. You do have a way with words my lovely. Xxx

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    1. Thank you Sophie! So lovely of you (as usual). Of course, it is a thing. Grumpiness changes hands pretty quickly in most of our relationships.

      Adi is indeed back into hikes now. I use the word ‘back’ because as a teenager he used to go mountaineering and hiking with his father xx

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  10. What a lovely read. It made me laugh in places 🙂
    Also, am glad I came across your space, really enjoyed reading some of your earlier posts as well. Definitely count me in as a reader!

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  11. Lovely photographs especially the featured one with the birds. I also like this bit of advice at the end: “Take the long way up because in life you have, at times, got to take the winding way up.”

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  12. Wow! Views are so impressive, it was worth every bit of the walking tour, wasn’t it? I always go walking and your story reminded me of a similar hiking in Lisbon (Palacio da Pena). I went with my sister and I recall having a picture of her like your husband hehe 😉

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    1. You do the same to others, eh? 😀 Hmm I think your sister would agree with Adi. But he does see now why I am obsessed with walking and seeing a place. I have a convert 😉 I remember the hike to the Castle of Moors. Pena is above that. I can just imagine how you would have loved it. It is a gorgeous hike xx

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      1. It’s so much better when walking, as if you “deserved” the view. How was the Castle of Moors? I haven’t been there yet. I’ve been to Sintra several times but I always visit Pena because of its insane beauty.

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  13. hehehehe I know that baton of grimness well. Much more poetic description than the “being bitchy” moniker that I usually earn on our more strenuous hikes 😉

    Great photo of the central colorful church bordered by bleak skies and blanched buildings!

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  14. So loved reading this post, this morning, A. I have visited Bergen a few times and never walked up the mountain. I can see what I have missed. Although I think walking down would have been my choice, that way you get a bit of exercise whilst looking at the gorgeous view.

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    1. I would have loved to skip down too, but the clouds played truant at the end of the morning. And I could not bear another temper tantrum of Adi’s. When he is hungry, he’s as bad-tempered as a bear. It is not a tough climb, but yes, in stretches it can be tiring. Maybe next time? 🙂 Thank you again! xx

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