May 28, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Oh yeah, language is not a barrier at all
. Everyone yup everyone speaks English. And usually very well. Better than some americana actually And it is very expensive in Norway! 13 bucks for a beer! Good thing I saved up! Also a good thing the hostels have kitchens. I have been cooking a lot for myself and treating myself to out only a little bit. I have realized that my itinerary that I planned for my trip is too slow. I think I will shave a day of of a few locations and add my Budapest stop back in and increase my time in Ireland to 2 weeks. I would rather do that than spend an extra say here or there in some of these countries!
I'm in Bergen now and waiting for my 11 pm night train back to Oslo. I have a train I'll catch directly to Stockholm in the morning. If ya haven't heard about the fjords in western Norway, check em out! It'll blow your mind!
Hope everyone is well! Miss you all!
Ps. On another note, I am taking and uploading pics from my touch so a lot of these pics will be upgraded w more and better pics when I get back to the u.s. i dont have access to a pc. To transfer from my camera These pics today are kind of dark because it was cloudy and cold! I hope they suffice for now :)
Wow, what an amazingly busy, tiring, and incredible day..... And its still not over. I left Oslo at 630 am this morning for a 7 hr train ride to Myrdal Norway. From there I took another train to flam Norway which is a small norwegian town deep in the valley where the fjords are I got on a boat in flam that weaved iin and out of the fjords for two hours. The train rides are the highest in elevation in Europe and the scenery was out of this world. The only way I can describe the train into the fjords and the boat tour in the fjords was that it felt like when I saw the grand canyon for the first time but bigger. Just so incredibly awe inspiring. Norway is such an incredibly gorgeous country from the natural beauty standpoint. There are so many forests, rivers, valleys, cliffs, fjords, etc.... I honestly cant say i have ever seen anything remotely similar in the u s Being an outdoorsy person (didn't know if u knew that). I could spend some time here!