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Travel Blogs from Sarpsborg
... again when we come north for Norway, whether next year or the year after is currently being debated, so we will definitely make the pilgrimage then.
So, after our sun-fix we caught the 15:31 into town, did a bit of exploring and shopping and caught the 16:20 back again (it is a small town!). One interesting point, in the boatyard is a boat that has obviously been salvaged. Her hull is covered in old barnacles and there is ...
... sadly no photos as I was too busy looking out the window at the beautiful scenery and the boats). We had lunch (the largest baked potato I have ever seen) and then went to the National Park information centre, which was able to show us a quick film about the soft coral reefs in the water of the National Park, the sealife and the deep shafts and steep cliffs under the water which was pretty interesting. After lunch we drove back to Fredrikstad, where Camilla and I met ...
... having an awesome time here. It's just that with every passing day, I (as well as the other Americans) realize just how much I love America!
As I made mention of in previous entries, the weather here has been exceptional in the last week and a half. That was, until yesterday. We woke up to a fresh blanket of white on the ground. I almost cried. Almost. It snowed most of the day, and then the snow ...
... in Europe. After catching up,
she gave me a guided tour of her city. Uppsala, which is about an
hour north of Stockholm, is a really pretty place. It is home to
northern Europe's largest church (the "Domkryka"), an
incredibly impressive example of Gothic architecture that has to be
seen to be appreciated.
During my stay, Jenni and I took a day
trip to the Swedish capitol of Stockholm. While there, ...
... our day trip
to Oslo was a lot of fun, and hopefully we will make a few more trips
there before the semester is up.
The next weekend we all, minus Kev,
went to Bjorn's place in Brumunddal. On Friday we drove to nearby
Lillehammer, home of the 1994 winter Olympic games. While there, we
went to Mauhaugen, a museum on Norwegian history and heritage. Coming
from the relatively young United States, it was really interesting ...