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... And first stop was Halden. Crowning the town here is the Fredriksten Festning, an imposing fortress that looks over the town. Seems unreal that so many towns and cities had so much spent on structures to hopefully save themselves from attack. They must have been very uncertain times.
Our last ...
About 3 hours on the road today leaving Norway and into Sweden. Lots of very pretty lakes and farming on the rolling hills. Mainly dairy type farming and corn in this area. Karlstad is a pretty town but there are not a lot of historical things to visit. The church dates back to 1737. There are lots of pretty waterways and canals. Just before entering Karlstad we came upon an Ikea store. At least the food was reasonable priced there unlike most of the food in ...
... cooking pots and pans.
Strangely when we arrived it had stopped raining and was a quite nice, if cold, afternoon. So we went for a walk around the lake.
We came back and had a quick tea. The one thing we have found is that despite the temperature being quite cold overnight we haven't been cold at all. Thank goodness for good insulation.
The rain returned just on bed time.
... ventured to the Systembolaget, which is the Swedish version of the liquor store, the only place to sell hard alcohol (you could buy most beers and ciders in the grocery store). We went back to our KBAB housing and met up to drink in the evening.
The following week, classes began, and I only has class for 3 hours on Wednesday and 2 hours on Thursday. This left plenty of time during the rest of the week to travel to ...
... twenty minutes. We noticed a small food area when we walked in the front doors, and proceeded to get an ice cream and a soft drink, to hold us over until after our shopping spree. We went absolutely crazy in IKEA, buying bedding, pillows, floor mats, cups, plates and other kitchen necessities. There is a cafe halfway through the showroom, where we got tea and kanelbulle (Swedish cinnamon bun). The prices took us a while to translate to Canadian dollars, but we ...