Travel Blogs from Rjukan
Took a day trip to a town called Seljord, not really knowing what to expect. And I cannot explain how pleasantly surprised we were! Just a short 30 minute drive, and we find ourselves in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of beautiful places! The sun was shining, the water was still, the reflection of the mountains on the lake was ...
... government stored the archives, including the constitution, and a whole bunch of art here so that it wouldn't be destroyed in the war.
Next, we went on a tour of the mines. The guide showed us them while explaining the history of the mines and what the lives of the miners would be like. The silver was originally discovered by two farmer's children who saw something shiny and brought it home. The father got arrested when trying to sell it because everybody thought he ...
... Ragnhild's on the quay out the front, and have a sensational fish/pasta dinner tonight with them, and also to see their other daughter Kirsty, Treas's niece, whom we haven't seen since Karianne's wedding 4 years ago. She has come to stay for a few days to assist Ragnhild who is just home from hospital and recuperating, and looking pretty good already.
That's about it for today - in truth I'm not really up to it tonight, but might edit or refresh tomorrow if I get ...
... a feature in each issue called: "Now This is God's Country". The idea is to show the beauty - in photos - of a particular part of the country... while walking, I keep saying to myself, NOW THIS IS GOD'S COUNTRY.
After each of the kids had a chance to fish, we needed to go back; both because we were cold and it was getting late. We hiked back and arrived about 7:30PM. ...
... SMALL!! Just shows how expensive Norway is. Watched a lacklustre game and left.
We picked a route from Oslo and headed off toward Bergen.
Not long out of Oslo we stopped to see our first Stave church at Heddal. It was an unusual and built sometime in the 12th century. It was about 5pm. There was a visitor centre where you could buy tickets to go in the church. I went in to go to the toilet which was downstairs. The lights were out so I had to feel the ...
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