Norlandia Geilo Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... starving. We found that there was a 50's style Dine and Bowl next to the hotel and we went there for a burger for dinner and then to the hotel bar for a few drinks to cheer us up! Next morning we decided to hit the slopes and hired some ski equipment from the hotel. I am pretty terrible at skiing but we had great fun. I spent most of my time on the practice slope and think I managed to improve quite a bit - still ...
... one of the priests who worked here was fond of two things 1) beer and 2) long sermons. However the two didn't really mix well and he found himself in some discomfort during his own mass. So in the small room out the back of the alter he had a carpenter drill a hole and construct a small urninal, so he could duck out during services and relieve himself. On the side of the curch you can see the...um...outflow? After the church ...
... The lakes go on forever, there is no fear of a water shortage here. To the Norwegians credit they use all this water to generate hydroelectricity, the only source of power here. No carbon footprint here....well except for the oil mines. We went past lots of waterfalls. Some were far away and could only be seen as little strips of silver running down the mountainside. Others were close to the road. Harald was very kind in ...
... but has a checkered history, having been one of the locations for Heinrich Himmler's Aryan breeding programs - Norwegian girls having children with SS officers! Part of the drive to breed the pure Aryan race. It seemingly started with good intent, to provide places for unwed mothers to have their children and not have to have abortions (apparently the rate being very high in Germany at the time). ...
... a massive, expansive social welfare system. In fact, one of Norway's most debated domestic concerns is how much oil-profit to spend on funding welfare. Norwegians have opted for a social contract between them and their government which basically states that Norway's extremely productive workforce (ranked as the most productive on earth) is willing to sacrifice up to just under 50% of received salary in taxes. In exchange, they receive government ...