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Europe » Norway » Trøndelag » Trondheim September 7th 2014

Hello from the high seas! The North Sea to be exact. We are sailing from Iceland to Norway now and arriving in Trondheim tomorrow afternoon. It’s a sea day and we need a bit of a rest from the exciting things we did in Iceland. After we left the pub the other day we trudged back to the ship in the pouring rain. It was wet and miserable but not really cold. Strange place Reykjavik, they have a penis museum. Fortunately we missed this delight! So off we went about 6:30pm to find the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, are the same as our Southern Lights Aurora Australis, both of which are a response by the earth’s magnetic field to sunspot activity on the sun. In there is a museum for everything so it ... read more
Iceland in Iceland!
Troll....scary!
Christmas shop

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 31st 2014

Meg majus elejen tortent, hogy egy hosszu hetvegere ellatogattam Osloba. Korabban gondoltam mar ra, de most ugy gondoltam, miert is ne, foleg, hogy a British Airways merfoldjeimet hasznalva eleg olcso jegyet sikerult szereznem. Az ut odafele rendben ment, leszamitva a leszallas utani reszt, amikor is eloszor azt vettem eszre, hogy all a gep valahol a betonon, de nem a kiszallito folyosoknal. Kb 5 perc mulva a pilotafulkebol jott az informacio, hogy szivarog az egyik futomunel a hidraulikus folyadek, ezert egy ideig meg nem lehet kiszallni, ki kell vizsgalni mi van. Kozben nehany tuzoltoauto meg egyeb jarmu erkezett, aztan ugy fel ora mulva vegul begurulhattunk a terminalhoz kiszallni. Az utlevelvizsgalat eleg gyorsan ment, utana viszont a csomagokra kellett varni vagy 50 percet (lehet, a hidraulikus folyadek szivargasa a rakodoter ajtajanal is problemat okozott). Vegul az utasok nagy ... read more
Az Akershus kastely
Az operahaz
A kiralyi palota

Europe » Norway » Western Norway August 22nd 2014

Wir sitzen gerade in einem netten Cafe in Undredal direkt am Aurlandsfjord, genießen das tolle Bergpanorama und beobachten die vorbeifahrenden Schiffe. Emilia und Florian haben zwei Spielzeugautos aufgetrieben und sind schwer damit beschäftigt, diese zum Laufen zu bringen... Nach unserem tollen Aufenthalt im Oldental sind wir letzten Samstag zuerst mit dem Auto an den westlichen Ausläufern des Jostedals-Gletschers vorbeigefahren und dann mit der Autofähre von Kaupanger über den Sogne- und Naerofjord nach Gudvangen gefahren. In Aurland haben wir dann unsere letzte Ferienwohnung bezogen. Die Aussicht von dort auf den Aurlandsfjord ist wirklich beeindruckend! Die folgenden Tage haben wir genutzt, um die nähere Umgebung von Aurland zu erkunden: zuerst eine entlegene Farm (Skjerdal), dann das Wildlachszentrum in Laerdal und den Paß zurück nach Aurland (Aurlandsvegen). Am Diensta... read more
Autofähre nach Gudvangen
Auf der Autofähre
Einfahrt in den Naerofjord

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Bergen August 18th 2014

Hi all My last excitement this summer was to visit the Fjords around Norway's second city, Bergen. Celebrating mum's 50th and my brother's 21st, we went on our family holiday in several years, and for once I wasn't travelling alone! Norway was incredibly expensive, and I guess it was very much how foreigners, particularly from Eastern Europe must feel when they come to Britain. However saying that, there were lots of good things like WiFi absolutely everywhere - from getting on the plane at Gatwick until we returned several days later at the other end I was essentially connected the whole time! Despite being Norway's second biggest city, Bergen was still remarkably small, taking very little time to walk round and explore. Hence our visit of just two and a half days was more than enough. ... read more
Fjords

Europe » Norway » Southern Norway August 13th 2014

Die Zeit in Tjome verging schnell und am 6. August machten wir uns schließlich auf den Weg gen Norden. Nach einer Fahrt durchs malerische Gausdal und einer Übernachtung im Motel am 7. August erreichten wir am 8. August morgens unseren Ausgangspunkt für die Wanderung in den Rondane-Nationalpark. Nach einer dreistündigen Wanderung erreichten wir schließlich die Rondvassbu-Hytta, wo wir im Schlafsaal im Keller noch vier Betten ergattern konnten. Die Hütte war am Wochenende insgesamt mit 100 Wanderern überbelegt... Während Anton mit den Kids am Fluss spielte, erklomm Andrea am nächsten Morgen den Gipfel des Storronden (2.138m): die Mühen des Aufstiegs wurden mit einer atemberaubenden Aussicht belohnt. Am Freitag erreichte Anton gegen Mittag den Gipfel des Veslesmeden (2.015m) während die Kids heute mit Buchstaben aus Gras Namen bastelten. Und am Sonntag stand der Abstieg zum Pa... read more
Picknick
Erster Blick auf Rondvassbu
Aussicht vom Storronden

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Hønefoss August 12th 2014

This morning I woke and stayed in my cabin for a bit while I packed. It was a rough night as the evening closed and I thought about leaving. I managed to fall asleep and woke early. I really love it here. Packed up my stuff with a lump in my throat. I have really grown attached to this family and my and my big brother. They all made me feel like one of them right from the beginning. This visit changes everything for me as far as my feelings. Well, enough mush ...... I wiped away the tears, put on a smile and headed down to the main cottage for my coffee. I was greeted instantly by Andreas. He came over to me and asked to be picked up. He wrapped his arms around my ... read more
Joan's living room at condo
Andy at Joan's
On Joan's veranda

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 11th 2014

Woke this morning to it raining and cooler then usual. I went down to the main cottage and started my coffee. Andreas came in and gave me a huge hug-that was so lovely! I made Andy, Gry and Andreas grilled cheese sandwiches which seemed to be palatable and we made our days plans over breakfast. We decided that the girls would go to Oslo and Andy would stay back and rest, or take Anna to get a new cell phone, purchase a new freezer, clean the other one out, install the new one and tend the horses hahahaha As we (Gry, Thea and I) left the driveway of the cottage and traveled some down the road, we stumbled upon Vigdis (have to put that in there since she is now reading my blog giggles) and her ... read more
Drive to Oslo
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Aker Brygge

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Hønefoss August 10th 2014

Cooler today then the other days but still sunny with a refreshing breeze. Had breakfast then got ready to do some ATVing with Andy. Andy and I drove up the mountain on the ATV. Along the way he pointed out to me places he played as a child, where people he knew lived and where he and his parents would go swimming.he also showed me where they keept the soap! On our way up the mountain, I saw a number of moose tracks as well as droppings. Andy has a need for speed and he didn't hold back on the ATV. I wrapped my arms around his waist and held on tight. Wheeeee....... Ok I have to admit it loved it hahahaha At the top, we walked up a bit and took some photos. From there ... read more
At the top!
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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 10th 2014

Arriving in Oslo airport around 7pm on a 23 hour stopover, we were unsure of how much could be seen in such a short time. Our first time saver was the fast train from the airport. How easy, you only had to swipe your credit card through the entry turnstile before boarding the train, no need to purchase a ticket. The train only took 20 minutes at high speed to reach Oslo City, we were also pleased our hotel was only a two minute walk from the station. Checking into the Hotel Grand Central we found the rooms to be very minimalist and modern but with everything we needed for our short stay, especially unusual was the wall mural behind our bed. The next day as we were flying out early evening we decided to make ... read more
Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement in Frogner Park
Opera House
An unusual hotel room

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Sandvika August 10th 2014

Another entry into this blog. In one sense we are traveling all the time so this more or less becomes a journal of activities. The sun is bright and hot and my beloved son Elisha sleeps in the very next room. Getting rid of all my stuff occupies my time these days as at the end of August I must be gone and have this flat cleaned. Then I should get back my deposit and this is certainly some money to add to the total sum for my travel to India. I was able to upload one picture of a mask that was seen in a storefront window. They were seen in a store window of which fascinates me how decorative they have become. Also a picture was uploaded showing intricate glass work done by the ... read more
Thousands of Mask




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