Travel Blogs from Bergen
A bonus day Never let a chance go by! We now had an unscheduled day in Bergen, a bonus despite the cost. Our original program only allowed us a brief stroll around town, now we had a whole day that we didn't plan to waste. Firstly though, in respect for our good Norwegian mate, Rigel, we dined on fish and potatoes for breakfast. Our tanks full we …
Arrived Oslo early morning on 18 May 2005. Got directions to the correct train and used the tickets in the package to board. Short trip to downtown Oslo where we drug our luggage 3 blocks or so from the station the tje Bristol Hotel, our home for 2 nights. No problem checking in with our voucher. Nice room. One feature my wife loved in both hotels …
... when a German ammunition boat blew up right in front of them but have now been restored. Looked hard but I couldn't see any sign of Guildenstern!!
We explored further into Bryggen by going down one of the small lanes. Here we came across a white stone building from 1666. This is the oldest house in Bergen as most were burnt down in a devastating fire in 1702. There was a wooden statue of what looks like an emaciated fish nearby. We worked out later that this is dried cod ...
I have made my way to Tours, as a stopover before flying from Paris to Bergen. The train from Penne involved 4 changes, the longest being in Bordeaux, with the train from there to Tours being chockers, so my knees were locked in 1 position for 2 hours, before I escaped to the cafe area for a break!
Tours is lovely...My hotel was literally outside the station as I was looking around to find my bearings. I headed out for dinner ...
... Also Moose, followed by Whale and Reindeer salami (sorry green peace!) A quick look around town and it was time to head off, we strolled back through the old streets and small alley ways to find Skippy. While on our drive inland to escape all the ferry crossing charges, we came across the world's longest road tunnel which was 24.5km. Although the Norweigens are very good at making tunnels, they lack installing enough lights or having a wide enough road to feel ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed