Road Trip Begins
Trip Start Jun 13, 2004
5Trip End Jun 29, 2004
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There really are so many beautiful cities here we feel we're beginning to be reduntant, but with the thousands of lakes in Sweden, every town is a medieval Muskoka. How could we object getting semi-lost in Karlstad, where we had lunch, with views like that?
Often, we North Americans discover little quirks as we travel foreign lands, making us question why it has to be like that. Get this. We stopped to get a bite to eat at a fairly spacious and modern McDonald's (hey, we're on vacation!). All was good until we went to the washroom only to find out that we had to pay, about $1. Enough said!
Test of Strength
The border to Norway loomed in front of us - we were looking forward to getting another stamp in our passports, even though Debbie's is barely readable after her Malaysia mishaps, but we were to be dissapointed. Even though not part of the EU, there is no (hard) working border between Sweden and Norway, so without much slowing down we sailed right in.
We arrived on the outskirts of Oslo, and even though the skies looked dangerously like rain (no surprise there) we pulled out the cosy tent and squeezed in. Alas, during the rainstorms in the night, one of the pegs came out and we had no ground sheet or outer protective shell, so saying some of us were a little damp is an understatement. But not to worry, this is our day to explore Oslo so off we go!