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29-05-14 Ovre Eigfjord to Kongsberg via Bakka
This morning I was up bright and early to join the other bikers for
breakfast. All night the winds had been blowing through the gap in the mountains
behind us and so i thought we were going to have a rather windy day today but by
morning it was all calm and the sun was beating …
I've had hosts now who were, in fact, Norwegian, but the Americans and Poles were just as splendid. I think it has less to do with nationality and more to do with state of mind. Yes, adventure cyclists are the best!
Bartek has a lovely wife and son, and they truly treated me like family. Thank you, thank you!
On to the other side of Oslofjorden. Just two days away from ...
Today was a day with a mission: get to Kongsberg to stay with Warmshowers hosts and get that warm (no, hot) shower, laundry, and a bed. Never mind the fatigue from yesterday's long ride, the hail which fell on me or the 10 km climb out of Notodden along a busy highway.
Otherwise, it was just a typical Norweigan day ...
... we just had. Once dinner was finished, the drinking continued. We were taking shots of Jameson followed by beers on beers. Soon it was 1130 and to be honest we were fairly sauced. Right as we finished the Jameson bottle Halover received a call from one of the players on the team named Danny, he was with a group of 6 girls and needed dudes to even out the numbers. So naturally we chugged the beers we had in our hand, and stocked up for the 2 mile walk down to the town center. ...
... we stopped at a mini mart to pick up some munchie food (pizza, potato salad, chips, beer, etc.) After spending 250 krone at the grocery store we headed to Halover`s house. Kongsberg is a city that sits around a river that is the natural runoff of the local ski mountain. The city of Kongsberg is situated in a valley with one side being the ski mountain, and the other being the hill that the majority of residents reside. Halover`s house was about a 1\4 mile up the hill cozied ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Gyldenlove Hotell Kongsberg
Wonderful friendly hotel and certainly one of the cleanest and best I have stayed in on my 4 week tour of Norway. Like all hotels in Norway it is quite expensive but this is much better value than what I had from some.
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