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Travel Blogs from Geilo
... we saw on the sides of the road these large expanses of white rock. But was it rock? No, it was snow. We'd found glaciers! I pulled over, we took some photos and I got the chance to throw a few snowballs at Jess, but sadly I missed. We continued along the main road, looking for places to camp, but being in glacier territory there was no longer any forest. On either side of us it was lakes, glaciers, rocks or alpine grass. Near one of the gravel pull offs was a tent, ...
... After another couple of kilometers we made the summit of the road and, much to MY amazement, the wind started to follow. The afternoon was more or less a breeze, except that it would sprinkle on us now and then. We happened upon a wonderful little place called Elvenstad which is more like a museum than a hotel. After a cup of coffee (and a rather awe-struck wander through the premises by me) we headed down the road toward the grocery store. Finally we would be ...
... with vertical boards nailed on overlapping. Roofs are often covered in sod, even to this day. Then there are the stabburs. They are the traditional Norsk storage sheds, set up on legs to keep the rats and wet out. They're all over the place, every farm having one or two in the yard.
Day one didn't exactly end well for me. My blood sugar crashed late in the afternoon, so the last few k were rather uncomfortable, even after a litle rest and a ...
Time for a stroll around the Oslo Opera House before catching the train to Geilo. The Opera House is right on the water's edge and in summer they have performances on a floating pontoon. It has a great sloping roof that just invites one to climb up it. Apparently when it was completed this is just what people did. Unfortunately it did not meet the building regulations for a roof to walk on so to get ...
... said, "I know not what WWIII will be fought with, but WWIV will be fought with sticks and stones." While highlighting the point I just made about our pessimistic view of our species' journey, this viewpoint also reinforces the reality that the next World War, should there be one, has the potential not just to do massive damage to individuals, as was the case in the past, but also the capability to destroy both our physical planet, and our ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking