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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo July 14th 2019

Blog 12 - July 8, 9 and 10 Ferries, Trains, Cars, Bikes and Planes This will be the final blog of the trip. Our final days are wrapped into one not because they are less important but because they are the final chapter. Our last days were just as marvelous as the the others… They were the perfect ending to a perfect story. Part 1 - The Ferry Our ferry to Bergen was a bit different this time. It was a smaller boat and it was not an express. It was still a fast boat but instead of almost a straight shot to Bergen we made many stops along the way before hitting open sea. At one stop there was even an oceanside pub. This gets note because the only other pub we had seen while ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo June 27th 2019

Nun sind wir schon seit einer Woche wieder zu Hause, und irgendwie fehlt im Blog noch der letzte Teil der Reise. Daher gibt es hier noch einen Nachschlag... Vom Sognefjord geht es weiter Richtung Geirangerfjord. Der Weg dorthin führt durch eine sehr alpine Landschaft: Berge, die teilweise mehr Schneeflecken als nackten Fels haben, zugefrorene Seen und viele Haarnadelkurven. Wir stehen mit unserem Wohnmobil auf einem Aussichtspunkt auf 1.500 m Höhe; von dort können wir nach hinten in die Berge und den Schnee und nach vorne in den Geirangerfjord und den Ort Geiranger schauen - ein sehr interessanter Gegensatz. Bei der Bootstour auf dem Fjord wird uns u.a. erzählt, dass sich eine Felswand über dem Fjord bewegt und irgendwann abrutschen und eine bis zu 80 m hohe Flutwelle verursachen wird. Aber die Bewegungen werden gemessen, so dass ... read more
Rondane Nationalpark
Oslo: Hafen mit Kunstmuseum
So sieht Wetter aus

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo June 5th 2019

16 – 31 May 2019 Where have we been? A good question as we are not sure, the time has passed so quickly. Opening dates at various places have determined our movements. The site in Copenhagen did not open until 24th May and in Oslo 1st June. It is always possible to find free or very cheap sites open but the city sites only open when they expect tourists to arrive at the start of the summer. Jim is quite pleased about this as he has been monitoring temperatures in Norway and they are still in low single figures during the day and even lower at night. We hope that by the time we have spent five or six days in Oslo they will be creeping up. Days are long and as we travelled through Sweden ... read more
Street scene, Copenhagen
Outside Guinness World Records office:Tallest man
National Theatre

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 29th 2019

Certains, comme Laurence sur FB diront que nous avons déjà vu tout cela… et c’est bien vrai… mais ma réponse fut immédiatement « quand on aime on ne compte pas » !!!! Et oui, un 5 juillet 2015, le jour de notre anniversaire de mariage nous avions trouvé bon nous trouver entre ces sculptures qui représentent tant d’Amour !!!! Avec plus d'un million de visiteurs par an, ce parc figure parmi les premières attractions de Norvège. Le parc Vigeland rassemble les oeuvres d'une vie de travail du scuplteur Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) avec plus de 200 sculptures en bronze, granit et fer forgé. Vigeland a également imaginé et dessiné l'architecture du parc. « Sinnataggen » (L’enfant en colère), un petit garçon piétinant rageusement le sol, est l’une des figures les plus populaires du parc. Il est tant ... read more
c'est le printemps !
camping d'Oslo, un camping de ville...
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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 29th 2019

L'Opéra d'Oslo est situé à l'extrémité du fjord d'Oslo, sur le port commercial et industriel du quartier de Bjørvika, dans la partie est du centre ville de la capitale de la Norvège. Il a été inauguré le 12 avril 2008 . Veuillez marcher sur le toît ! En Norvège, l'escalade en montagne, on l'a dans la peau - alors pourquoi on ne pourrait pas grimper aussi sur les bâtiments? La nature norvégienne est libre d'accès pour tous et l'Opéra d'Oslo, inauguré en 2008, a été construit dans le même esprit. Normalement, quand on marche sur le toit d'un bâtiment public, on risque fort de se faire arrêter. Pourtant ce bâtiment novateur, au cœur de la capitale de Norvège, lance aux touristes un défi contraire de l'habituel « Veuillez ne rien toucher » - trop souvent affiché ... read more
même pas un canard ne viendrait s'y installer
là où l'on remet le Prix Nobel de la Paix
la forteresse d'Akershus

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 22nd 2019

Day 58, 22.05.19. Wednesday. Finally I'm on the move again! It's been a challenging two months as I almost threw in the towel several times, but I've healed and grown a bit more wise and is generally happy as I've been meeting a lot of good people around this area, some old friends and classmates and new friends that gave me the motivation to continue my journey and pursue my quest. Was driven by my newfound friend, the scrapper, to one of the largest towns in the vicinity, Kongsberg, at mid-day yesterday. He absolutely refused when I wanted to give him some monetary compensation for everything he'd given me. I tried at least, but he told me he would get cranky if I pushed the issue anymore. So I gave in and waved goodbye as he ... read more
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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo October 19th 2018

Let's face it. On a world level, Americans are rich. Not all of them, but most of them. Sure we complain about the high cost of living, excessive taxes and the general lack of economic opportunity based on our perceived lack of material goods. But we are still rich. It's not only the Americans though. It's the Australians, English, Germans, Swiss and many more. We know who we are. As we have travelled around the world through the last several years, it is these people we have seen enjoying themselves in the museums, art galleries and expensive cafes of the world. As for us, we have voluntarily sentenced ourselves to a minuscule budget that forces us to count all our pennies and doesn't always allow us to do everything we might like to. But we still ... read more
Bar Code District- Oslo
Fornebu Sunset- Oslo, Norway
Oslo Autumn

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 2nd 2018

Have we seen much of Norway? This is a question that many people ask us, as they are aware that we have been back here most years since our son Chris came here. The answer is No! We spend all our time in Bergen as thats were family is. We have now been coming to Bergen, Norway, for 16 years, where we have enjoyed watching Hege and Chris develop their relationship, then get married, and finally enjoying the arrival of their 2 delightful children, Lilly and Stella. This has always been our main purpose in coming to Norway, to enjoy our sons newly adopted country, enjoy his relationship with Hege and to watch them grow as a young family. We have had the privilege of seeing Chris develop in so many ways and also enjoyed spending ... read more
Oslo Opera House.
Crown Princess of Norway.
The King and Queen of Norway.

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 19th 2018

This morning we were heading off on a tour to explore Oslo at 10am - I love these 'reasonable' start times to the day! We met our local guide (oops, I couldn't pronounce her name so I have no hope in spelling it) and we hopped on our our private mini-bus. We headed up to Ekebergparken Sculpture Park on the southeastern side of the city and our guide, let's call her Sue, pointed out key buildings and areas along the way. Oslo is another city that is booming with infrastructure improvements and this was very obvious along the way. This sculpture park is relatively unknown to the tourists so we were really fortunate to be able to explore it with only a few locals in the park with their kids, for a Sunday morning outing. There ... read more
Ekebergparken - another beautiful sculpture
Man plays with child
Happy kids

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 18th 2018

Happy birthday Kellie! I awoke before my alarm this morning due to the banging that was going on next door. It seemed to me that the room was being cleaned - annoying! I pulled the curtains back and saw that it was raining outside so I knew I didn't need to rush to get up this morning. It was nice being able to hop back into bed for a while and stay under the covers. Eventually I got up to shower and head down to breakfast. As we didn't need to check out of our rooms until 11 this morning, I decided to give Kellie a call for her birthday after breakfast. It was so lovely to be able to see her and speak to her, as well as Jed, Grace and Fay. I was just ... read more
The train and the scenery
Another view from the train
Waterfalls and rivers - and the bike path




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