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... fortress was constructed according to an old Dutch) system. It is certainly a very well preserved town.
And so to Oslo and our hostel. A place with no atmosphere. But with a large newly renovated clean room with kitchenette and bathroom, and a supermarket downstairs we were happy.
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 ...
Today we leave Stockholm and head towards Oslo. We are picking up our rental car which of course means driving on the other side of the road.
We have a VW Golf and it took us more than a few minutes to get it out of its parking spot in the basement of a shopping centre car park. Once we were out on the roads we made our way onto the freeway and we were on our way.
Apparently I ...
... to see what was happening around Karlstad, and to join Karlstad's intramural sports teams. I bought a ball sports membership for one semester, which allowed me to play: badminton, basket ball, floor ball (innebandy), football, and volleyball. Me, Molly, Julia, and Colin (all Canadian), all opted to try innebandy, which was like floor ball, but the sticks were different, and you used a plastic hollow ball. We also tried playing badminton too!
... 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 ...