Thought for the day….” If money does not grow on trees, then why do banks have branches? “.
” Why do round pizzas come in square boxes? “
When we travel now, we are never really out of touch, because with internet and mobile phones, then there is always a link, even in surprisingly ‘remote’ places. In the news from Japan is a story that they are launching internet ‘fasting camps’ so that the estimated 1/2 million children in Japan who are addicted to the internet can receive help. California in the USA already has a digital detoxing resort for adults but the Japanese Education authority is now targeting children in an attempt to get them to do more activities WITHOUT internet.
Today’s photo shows one of the great railway journeys in the world, the Oslo-Bergen line in Norway. Seen here on an early autumn day, is the train heading for Oslo, not far from the town of Nesbyen. The 493km journey crosses the Hardangervidda plateau, and reaches a height of 1222m at Finse before descending to sea level near Bergen. The newer tilting trains that were introduced on this line in 2000 are gradually being replaced by locomotive hauled trains (as in the photo) which handle the snow and conditions on the line better.
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