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TravelPod Member ReviewsMidtnes Hotel Balestrand
B&B type feel, friendly, nice breakfast.
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... breadcrumbs" aka intense chunky applesauce layered with apple mousse atop a collection of white chocolate enrobed crumbs highlighted with clouds of cream foam and a scattering of apple pop rocks for effects and topped with twigs of sugared apple peel, presented in a mason jar so it ...
... and we are grateful.
I failed to mention that, of course, the day dawned with rain – surprise!!! One of the servers at breakfast said that was supposed to rain for a week. Thankfully, she turned out to be completely wrong – the skies began clearing while we were at the gallery and stayed sunny all day!
We set out on a circular route that would take us north to see waterfalls and glaciers – with only a set route and our GPS, we had no ...
... of those we’ve seen in cruise ports in Alaska and the Caribbean, we quickly wrote off Flam as a waypoint and not a destination. Our high-speed ferry to Balestrand was also in port, so we queued up with the rest of the herd (this is the ferry that is used for the run all the way to Bergen). The crossing was quick and quiet, so we found ourselves on the quay at Balestrand.
Balestrand is a small seaside village that looks like it has always *almost* been a ...
... I don't even know. The fish cake was the same as the fish cake we eat in Korea, except softer and pretty bland. They sold whale meat (apparently they sell whale meat everywhere in Norway? Like you can get it at a local Kiwi..), but the one place that sold whale burgers was too busy. So next time!
Oh yeah, the weather today was perrrrfect. Sunny and breezy. I had brought an umbrella because it always rains in Bergen. I guess I bring good weather around with ...
... rowing gear. All the discomfort was soon forgotten as the spectacular scenery enveloped us. The weather was once again perfect (almost a heat wave by Norwegian standards) and the water looked like a mirror. We had some snacks and a rest close to a massive waterfall after about an hour's worth of paddling. This particular waterfall does not fall directly into the fjord, so we had to climb/hike a couple of hunters metres to get closer. We waded through ankle deep mud and clambered up ...