Travel Blogs from Oslo
... Our tour left approximately on time. The weather looked pretty good – high predicted in the low 60’s with just a 20% chance of showers – but we did take all of our rain gear along, just in case. The tour started with a short bus drive toward the center of the city, passing the Parliament buildings, and the Royal Palace. We then got out of the bus to tour the Vigeland Sculpture Garden, the largest in the world created by a single ...
... to sell beer at all on Sunday. That means we will be forced to go to a pub. Decided to wait until tomorrow and then blow the budget.
Staggered back to the hotel on our very tired feet - we'd been out for 11 hours and ate our deli meal (tuna salad nicoise) in the hotel. Very ready for bed and the rest of our 28 museums tomorrow!!!
As I'm sitting here on the bed writing this, I notice that our prostitute is back again tonight working the street corner.
... and for about the first time in
this whole adventure I am able to give this bike some go. In all the 3 or so
weeks that I have been riding on this trip I have not really had a chance to
lean this bike over and scrub in the edges of the tyres and so now on a
perfectly dry twisty road is my chance.
Finally after some great fun up a mountain pass I approach the village of
Brimnes where a new suspension bridge has been put across the fjord and of
... each cabin has a small mini-bar in it with a selection of drinks. On the Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry this mini-bar usually consists of about 6 bottles/cans of various drinks but here on this Oslo ferry there is simply a tiny bottle of wine and a bottle of water and not even a can of fizzy drink ;-( rather poor show if you ask me!!!
As this large ferry has about 12 decks it gives quite a good view over the old city and its not long before I'm pushing the camera shutter and ...
... Lights. We are not very hopeful for seeing the lights due to the cloud coverage that we have been having. Finally, after spending the day up north we will take another overnight train back down south.
If this journey seems a bit crazy to you, well, it seems a bit crazy to us too. We have no idea what to expect, how to feel, what we will eat or when we are going to get actual sleep. At least no one can say that we didn't use our Eurail pass enough.