It is all about the journey. It had better be.


I use that expression all the time, and I believe in it wholeheartedly. The journey though life is the destination, and noticing it and being present is a recipe for greater happiness. That said, Josh has booked us on a doozy of a journey today that will take us on a train from Oslo to Myrdal (which we are on right now and which will last 4 hours, 42 minutes), followed by a trip on the Flam Railway (1:27pm), connecting to a fjord boat trip to Gudvangen (3:10pm), followed by a local bus to Voss (5:45pm), and finally a train again to Bergen (7:20pm, arriving at 8:34pm). For those that are counting, that will make for over 12 hours of┬átraveling, with some supposedly spectacular views, although it is raining and the part we are on right now is not very interesting visually. And some sadist at the booking office put our reserved seats in the “family” car of this train, where we are surrounded by screaming children and diapers. On the bright side, I have headphones and internet.

Buquebus lap of luxury


Here is a travel tip for you. If you are ever traveling by Buquebus from Buenos Aires to Uruguay, spend the extra 12 dollars on premier class, it is toally worth it. The line to check in is 2 people vs 95, you don’t have to pay the exit tax, there is a fancy waiting lounge with free food, and to top it all off, free wifi with which to blog about it. We haven’t even boarded the boat yet and I am happy. Juan Carlos, on the other hand, is worried. I talked him into going to Colonia with me for the day, and he is a bundle of nerves about getting to the airport on time when he gets back later this afternoon. He should be fine, but I promised him I would pay for the flight change should he miss his. Let’s hope I don’t have to keep that promise.