I first caught the travel bug sitting in the harbour in Cannes, basking in the sun whilst eating blueberries from the local market. I was 17, travelling on my own for the first time and revelled in the intense feeling of freedom. Two years later, I made a journey though Nepal and Tibet, sleeping in flooded tents, digging trucks out of muddy avalanches and seeing precious few showers, and yet loving every second. My fate was sealed.
I am Norwegian, and so naturally crave a degree of mountains, fjords and solitude, though I also love city living with its people, pace and martini cocktails. Married to a lovely Englishman, I live in London, the perfect gateway to the world – so diverse and multicultural, it is the closest I’ve come to travelling whilst staying still in one place.
I’ve now combined my two great loves, writing and travelling, and I write for both Norwegian and English print and online media. Please see below for some samples of my writing.
• Scandinavia and England
• City breaks
• Cycling and activity-based holidays
Please do contact me with questions, requirements, etc.: beate_oera[at]hotmail.com