A couple of years ago I went on a trip Interrailing around Europe, with Chris and Catherine (from World0102). However, Catherine only had 3 weeks holiday from work, Chris had 4, and I left my job and so was able to continue for longer.
We started with a flight to Haugesund, in Norway. Catherine left us from Venice, and Chris had a flight home from Rome. I had a flight from Frankfurt to Glasgow 4 days later, and then I had a week or so before meeting Mum and my sister Ellen in Stirling for her graduation; I spent the most part in the Shetland Islands.
We started off with a flight to Haugesund, from where we took a coach (and ferry) to Bergen. This is the city from the nearest mountain.
Chris taking a picture of Catherine by a mountain lake.
Looking out over the fjords towards the sea.
A fjord from the water.
The end of a glacier, where it meets the fjord.
From the Bergen - Oslo train, deep snow on the high plateau.
Modern art outside the royal palace.
The fancy waterfront area of Stockholm.
The imposing former royal palace, now a museum, with a replica Viking longship moored outside.
Catherine behind the bar in the Ice Gallery, kept at a constant -4C. We also went to the Ice Bar, where you can drink vodka from glasses made of blocks of ice.
Chris using the lift in Copenhagen main railway station.
The Danish royal palace in Copenhagen.
The Hamburg waterfront and docks, and fish market.
Prague castle peeping up over the rooftops of the old town.
Looking down at a restaurtant.
The traditional view of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge (Karlovy Most).
Prague opera house.
Krakow main square, reputedly the largest in Europe. Many bars and restaurants around the edges.
The infamous "Arbeit macht frei" sign at the entrance to the first Auschwitz camp, translates as "Work sets you free". Not that it did in most cases.
Warning sign about the electric fences in the camp.
the entrance gatehouse to the second, larger camp at Auschwitz.
All that remains of the majority of huts that housed hundreds of slave workers.
The ruins of one of the camp gas chambers.
The Hungarian parliament building, huge in a Gothic style.
The Budapest Marathon took place while we were there. Chris decided to join in - for about 20m!
The Hungarian parliament building from over the Danube.
The reflection of an old church in a modern office building window.
In the Statue Park, a collection of old, Soviet era statues and monuments.
Another communist era statue.