The topic for today in BEDM is adventure.
Last year in October, my boyfriend and I found ourselves by the river in London, in a beer garden, daydreaming about travel – from big holidays to little weekends away, we wanted something to make the grey autumn-winter months a bit more bearable.
A couple of pints later, we’d booked flights to Oslo for 2 weeks later. Queue me texting my then-boss to ask if I could have some last minute time off, and us pondering that suddenly we needed accommodation for a weekend in a city we didn’t know at all.
As it turns out, it was a pretty awesome adventure, that left us yearning for more.
We explored the city:
Looking beautiful in autumnal shades of red and gold.
We went to a football match between the local team and.. another team.. Specifics be damned! Go local sports team!
A tiny turn out, but a pretty awesome atmosphere.
We took full advantage of the blue skies:
Blue skies + crisp autumn = everything looks beautiful.
We went on a boat trip around the fjords:
One of my absolute favourite experiences, the scenery was out of this world gorgeous.
And we visited Vigeland Park:
A beautiful sculpture park showcasing work by Gustav Vigeland.
Adventures, to me, don’t have to be 18 month treks around the planet, or bungee-jumping, or lion taming. They can be simple weekends away with your favourite person, exploring new spaces, and feeling happy to be alive.