Rica Hotel Scandinavie
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... look at the spread before us. FULL ENGLISH, SMOGERSBORD,,,, Arctic Salami.....etc etc.. Timidly, I peck at a couple of crispbreads and a tiny piece of smoked herring....CONFIDENCE RETURNS and I force down prawn mayo, cheese, pickled herring and smoked eel..........IS THIS SENSIBLE????? The talk at breakfast from the other tabes reveals similar tales to us.......whole families queuing to be TOM TICK..........we are not ...
... language barrier being only a small handicap. Christian and Camilla live in a great apartment that they have renovated, only a short distance from downtown Oslo, so after breakfast we all head of on a sightseeing / walking your of the city. Firstly down along the river where urban renewal has been happening. All those old factories that once relied on the flow of the river to drive the machinery (or get rid of the waste!) have now been converted into very trendy apartment blocks ...
... buffet lunch and the afternoon regretting that.
We skipped food at dinner time, instead sharing a bottle of "house" red and chatting to two couples from Adelaide.
Most people stay on the ferry for at least a few days, enjoying the time to just sit and admire the scenery. Our cabin was on the second bottom deck, one above the car deck. For the first time while away our room was cool rather than quite (or very) ...
... was that I hadn’t booked any accommodation in Helsinki, which was where I was flying to that night. Had a look and the only thing that was available was a hotel out near the airport for 90 euros. The budget definitely went out the window here.
The last of the Norway trip was a 7-hour hung-over drive back to Oslo in the pouring rain ready for our flights out. It was definitely worth it though, the fjords were amazing! ...
... high above the mountains.
I also found Alesund an attractive port but busier than Kristiansund as cruise ships visited Alesund. Fortunately today there was only one cruise ship in dock. On the way down the hill I spoke to an English couple who were on their first cruise, a 7 day cruise through the fjords.
Both evenings whilst at the campsite cruise ships have sailed along the fjiord but are too far away to see much detail or ...