InterRail 2010 – Part 18: Going Home

After almost a month of traveling, I was starting to get homesick.

It was starting to be more tiring than fun to move location almost every day, so Venice would be the last new place I visited on my journey.


When I left Venice, I found the quickest route towards Norway by train.

I did not take in to any more hotels, instead opting for sleeping on the train the one night that passed during my trip home.

I ended up in Hamburg again, but instead of going via Sweden by train like on my journey down, I figured it would be quicker to take a boat from northern Denmark.

I booked a ticket on a ferry from the port of Frederikshavn, and as soon as I arrived in Oslo, I hopped on a plane back to Bergen.

These two modes of transportation were the only ones I used during the entire trip that were not covered by my InterRail ticket in some capacity, but I was so ready to get home that I didn’t care.


I really enjoyed my journey, getting to see places I had only ever seen in pictures before, but a month with very minimal human interaction was just slightly too long for me.

Some people would have no trouble finding random new friends on the road, but I was too shy to start up conversations with other travelers on the trains.

If I ever were to try anything like this again, I think I would have to bring someone with me.


I hope you have enjoyed my trip down memory lane πŸ™‚

Happy travels!


5 Weird Ways People Have Found My Blog

I like to check the stats for my website every now and then.

Besides checking where my visitors are from, checking how they found my blog is one of the most interesting stats.

Here are a few weird search terms that have been used on different search engines, and that have sent people to my webpage.



5. “amazon”

Apparently, WordPress does not always get all the info that they need from the search engines in order to give 100% accurate info to its users.

When the search term stats reports a hit from the search “amazon”, there was most likely more to that search than was reported, with “amazon” simply being part of the search.

So these were most likely searches for products to buy, that sent the searcher to me as a result of me writing about those products.

I also have 440 hits from search terms marked as “Unknown Search Terms”, again as a result of WordPress not having access to 100% of search term information.


4. “arthur webley dead”

I shared a clip from the comedy Hot Fuzz (the best movie ever) a while back.

The clip was about a character named Arthur Webley, and his impossible to understand “Queen’s English”, so I titled the post Arthur Webley’s English.

Then J.W. Martin mentioned the related film ‘Shaun of the Dead’ in the comments.


I don’t know if the person who searched for this knew someone named Arthur Webley, or if there is someone famous somewhere that is named that.

Either way, they must have been pretty confused when they found that video.


3. “does oslo snow alll the time”

This question led someone to this post about when I visited Oslo last winter.

This person found my blog just before summer, so they must have been packing for their holiday.

And the answer is “no”, it only snows in the winter.


2. “russ1968 video sex com”

The 60s-70s sexploitation-film director Russ Meyer, mainly known for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, had two films released in 1968 – Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! and Vixen!

Someone probably searched for a way to watch those films online, but instead they found a blog-post about a traditional Norwegian “Russ” graduation celebration.

At least I hope that is the case, and not some Norwegian old-timer looking for smut from their college days.


1. “rudolph the reindeer on a meat hook”

It is quite understandable that someone found my Rudolph The Red Roast Reindeer Recipe with that search, and by searching “how to roast rudolph”.

But it is still a pretty gruesome thing to search for, and I doubt that my post was enough to satisfy the searcher’s weird bloodlust.


Still, I am more worried about the person who found that post by searching “email ru;oph reindeer”.

I may have scarred someone for life..


Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, and a happy new year to you all!

I would like to gift you a bunch of links to Christmas and New Year’s Eve related posts I have made in the past.

Enjoy πŸ™‚


Doctor Who Christmas Special Reviews

Discovering Harry Potter

New Year’s Eve Trick-or-Treating

Ten Fun Christmas Songs

Reindeer Roast Recipe

Theodor Kittelsen’s Winter Paintings

My Favorite Christmas Films

The Best Christmas Gift I Have Given

Anubis dressed as Santa

Anubis dressed as Rudolph

Advent Calendar Television Shows