And so it begins – the first of my holiday travels, and the first cold holiday I’ve been on. I will exclude going to Toronto in February earlier this year, because that was work related – but it was still terribly cold for a sun child like me. Niagara Falls in Winter – stunning!
So before going to Tromso, I went shopping for ski pants, salopettes, base layers, heat techs from uniqlo (which I would definitely recommend for layering up). Once done, there wasn’t much to do other then get to Tromso and start having fun with my two friends, who I’ve known for over 10 years – S & M (hahaha). There is a direct flight from Gatwick – just under 4 hours, but with the usual delays, by the time we got to Tromso, waited for a cab and checked into the hotel (thankfully only 15 minutes from the airport), it was almost 10pm.
We thought we’d grab a pizza – something quick that will hit the spot. Well, we were wrong on both counts. First piece of advice – never go to Peppes Pizza!! Never ever!
It took us about an hour to order, another hour to get our food (almost midnight at this point), and the food was horrible. I had to wait a bit longer because I got a cheesy pizza and it took a while to get a cheese free pizza. I could have lived with all of that… including the warm avocado on the pizza and how it looked…
And that is where it stopped. The pizza was terrible, the two saving graces were M’s salad with giant spinach leaves and crunchy bacon, and this apple juice.
My meal came to about £20 (25% tax), but we know Norway is expensive (definitely not the place for a budget holiday). I think what got me wound up was that I paid that much money for a grim meal. Day 1 over, bring on the proper holiday!
So since I’ll be doing more of this travelling lark next year, I realised I need to up my blogging game in that I will have to blog on the go – not to worry… I have a month to figure it out.. but before that… more about Tromso!