So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life. I wish you all a joyful journey. As an End of Life Doula, it is my honour to be there on the train of life for the part of the journey that occurs before the station arrives. To provide the support and guidance that enables the doors of the train carriage to open and an easy step onto the station platform to occur.
To also offer support to those on the train to relish in the beautiful memories left in the empty seat and to say goodbye as the train of life continues its journey. Wow Nicolette, they were beautiful words. Life is like a train ride has really touched a chord with me today. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. Would that be illegal or unethical? We would alter it slightly to better reflect our faith.
Does anybody know who wrote it? Got into this late when my brother sent me the poem.
I wanted to know more about it and ran across this. I think it is good just as it stands and let others interpret it based on their faith as you did. I would love to get a written copy of this most beautiful poem if at all possible or any information on size etc. This beautiful prose reflects so beautifully in a way which is far more acceptible the things each of us would like to say to those we love so dearly.
John A. Passaro — 'Life is like a train ride. The passengers on the train are seemingly going to the same destination as you, but based on their belief. Life is like a journey on a train with its stations, with changes of routes and with accidents! At birth we boarded the train and met our parents and we believe they .
It reminds us to cherish the important things in life-our relationships with passengers. If you come from a country with a substantial rail network such as the UK, the Norwegian network can seem limited.
You just might have to take a long way around! For example, travelling between Trondheim and Bergen by train is absolutely possible. You just have to go all the way to Oslo on the way! This map looks a lot more complicated than it actually is!
So once you've taken a look, keep reading for a look at some of Norway's most popular regional train routes. This is not an exhaustive list and there are other commuter lines, especially in the Oslo region. However, here are some of the most interesting for tourists:. Oslo to Bergen : One of the world's most famous railway journeys, and with very good reason. At 1, metres above sea level, it is northern Europe's highest mainline railway journey.
As you might expect at some altitude, the scenery is dramatic and ever-changing.
Read Maggie's trip report. You soar over the Dovre mountains and can enjoy some of Norway's mountainous landscape and nature up close. Musk ox can occasionally be seen from the train. You can also travel between the two cities on a different line by changing at Hamar. These plans have been debated for decades, but are at the time of writing back on the agenda.
Watch this space! It's a beautiful part of the country and is a must-see if you're a keen hiker. Landmarks along the route include the Romsdal Alps and Trollveggen mountain face.
The line also crosses the Kylling Bridge, part of a horseshoe curve as the line navigates the steep hills of the valley. However, it is a useful means of getting around as it links three of Norway's principal cities: Oslo, Stavanger and Kristiansand. The odd one out in the list! Regular regional and commuter trains connect Oslo Airport with the city.
However, there is also the more expensive and slightly quicker flytoget. The Airport Express Train is run by an independent company and passengers buy tickets directly for them. Read our guide to Oslo Airport to find out more about your options.
Are you wondering what to expect on a Norwegian train? Most of the longer-distance trains, called region trains, are comfortable if not overly modern. Most do come with an in-seat power outlet, although it's often one outlet for each pair of two seats. There is free Wi-Fi access available. However, signal strength varies and will be non-existent for some of the journey due to the remote, mountainous nature of many of the lines. It is generally suitable for downloading emails, checking timetables and reading the news, but definitely not for streaming video.
The regional trains have a cafe with a seating area.
There is a simple menu offering at least one hot meal, and a selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks. Don't expect fantastic quality, but the price offers reasonable value. You can also buy beer.
Each Vy regional train has a komfort class available for an additional fee, currently kr. Although this is not first class standard, you do get an upgraded seat, guaranteed power sockets, and free hot drinks from a vending machine. If you're travelling the entire length of a regional train, the fee is worth it for the more comfortable seat alone.
Most trains also have a family carriage with play area, and a quiet carriage where talking on phones etc is not allowed. There is a night train on each of the main lines between the major cities. The night trains feature sleeping compartments in place of some of the regular train carriages. Every sleeping compartment is for two people and costs around 1,kr, which is economical for a couple but expensive for an individual.
That said, you're getting transport and a night's accommodation rolled into one fee. I haven't ever taken a sleeping compartment, so I can't tell you what they're like, but I don't think you should expect a quality night of sleep. If you book a standard seat on a night train, you can again expect some disturbance.
Not every passenger will be planning to sleep! However, on these trains every seat comes with an eye mask, ear plugs and a blanket for the journey. An eye mask is an essential item especially when travelling in the summer months.
The easiest way to buy train tickets in Norway is online using the Vy website. There is a full English translation available.