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Travel Blogs from Oslo
... We each got a hot chocolate to go with dinner. The train should arrive to Oslo around 10pm.
Next stop: exploring Oslo, Norway
# of countries: 24
# of cities: 52
# of bus rides: 11
# of ...
... search of the visa rules and cost and a desire to go to Russia for a longer period of time someday kaiboshed that.) The SAS flight from New York was pretty unremarkable. However, if you've read any of my blogs before you know this will not stop me from remarking on it. The first unusual thing was when the recorded pre-flight announcements included the woman saying in perfect British-accented English, "Passengers are requested not to sleep on the floor." ...
Leaving The Thief at 7:15 am found us out along the waterfront where few others were at that hour! Nonetheless, we walked along Aker Brygge toward Akershus Fortress and Castle making our way to the newly built Opera House. The Fortress is used for the military but during the Nazi reign in Norway (1940-1945) it was the headquarters for the Nazi Command. The castle is architecturally beautiful due to the commanding nature of the structure. On our return to ...
... We cleared the bushes. Do not taste anything like our strawberries. They taste very different and are very tiny.
10. We hiked some more.
11. Saw a gypsy camp site (not pretty).
12. We made it to Songsvann Lake. Eli took it all the way home. Roar and I went shopping for souvenirs for the rugrats back home. If the rugrats are reading this, don't expect anything fancy. It's ridiculously expensive here.
... tour that was starting in 10 or so minutes. Our guide came out, dressed up in a traditional norwegian dress, and she took us out into the open air museum, which was really cool, because we thought it was just a normal indoor museum. There were different sections made up for the different parts of Norway and the first part we went to was from an area called Setesdal, where it was made to be like a street from a village there, and had authentic houses from about 1650 that ...