Manchester Wanders 1 : John Rylands Library and Albert’s Schloss

John Rylands Library - Manchester (2)

I decided over the past couple of weeks to take my blog into a bit of a different direction this year. Don’t worry, I’ll still be featuring all the amazing restaurants, foodies markets and bars that Manchester has to offer; but I also want to share a bit more of the city. Things like art galleries, museums and general places of interest. Continue reading

Visiting Bergen

train-norway

We embarked onto our train at Oslo station and settled in for a long journey across the width of Norway to our next destination – Bergen. The train journey was incredible with some spectacular views as is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful train journeys you can take in Europe. Sadly our camera battery was running desperately low but I managed to catch this snap on my phone. Continue reading

Exploring Oslo

sculpture-park-oslo

After a few days blissful days in the countryside we decided to make the 45 minute bus journey from the cabin in Enebakk to Oslo. We’d been told about the Oslo Pass by our host Thove. It’s a great money-saving way to see all the sights Oslo has to offer and includes free entry to many of Oslo’s museums and attractions. You can Oslo (also) get discounts on selected restaurants and cafes and free public transport throughout the city and beyond! Continue reading

Arriving In Enebakk

You may be asking yourself, what is a blog called The Manchester Tart doing writing about Norway? It has nothing to do with Manchester! Well you’d be right, it doesn’t. But it is well within easy reach of it. Not only was I surprised but albeit delighted to discover that with a quick and cheap Ryanair flight (£25.99) from Manchester Airport I could be in Norway in 1 hour and 20mins. Surely that sort of information deserves sharing especially when you find out what’s waiting for you on the other end – ladies and gentlemen, come with me to Norway.

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