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    • Day5

      Leaving the snow behind.

      May 3, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

      Yes. We left Røldal. And we discovered soon why this is a place of snowfun. We climbed up the mountains and it looked as if winter was still around us. Nice slopes and steep hills covered with a thick white blanket of snow.
      Slowly but surely we are leaving the mountains and fjords to enter the more "Limburg" like part of the country.
      We want to reach the suburbs of Oslo today, so we have tomorrow all day in the capital of Norway.
      Found some great treasures on our way, like the famous old church of Heddal in Dutch called "staafkerk".
      Naturally we arrived safely.
      Thanks to Lieske and her driver ... ofcourse.
      ;)
      We even had some time left to spent the early evening in the city center of Oslo!
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    • Day17

      Bärenpark und Oslo

      August 1, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Die Fahrt Richtung Oslo durch das Hallingdal zum Bärenpark erinnert uns an die Landschaft daheim.
      Am Nachmittag kommen wir in Oslo an und besichtigen das nordische Wintersportzentrum am Holmenkoll.
      Dann bestaunen wir die Stadt und gönnen uns 2 Achterl Rotwein um 24 Euro.
      Um 22 Uhr fuhren wir aus Oslo raus und nächtigen an einem kleiner Hafen.
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    • Day16

      Oslo Museumsinsel

      August 13, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Ein Tag, ganz anders als gedacht. Wir fahren gemütlich nach Oslo, um dann kurz nach Mittag festzustellen, dass der Campingplatz ausgebucht ist. Spontan beschließen wir zu der Museumsinsel zu fahren, die glücklicherweise nur eine halbe Insel ist. Dort "gönnen" wir uns das 3er Paket Fram, Wikinger und Kon Tiki. Schöne Museen sehen anders aus.Read more

    • Day5

      OSLO

      January 25 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

      Planmässige Ankunft mit der riesigen Fähre (kleine Stadt!). Das erste Sightseeing hatte ich die ersten 2.5 km quer durch die Stadt mit dem Gepäck :)
      Tourist-Info - 24h-öV-Karten - und nichts wie ab zum Fram-Museum auf der Halbinsel Bygdoy - what else !?!
      Original-Fotos von Fritjof Nansen, das ganze Schiff zum Begehen, interessanter Film, ich bin begeistert.
      Bus-Hopping zum Frognerparken mit den Statuen. Naja. Die ganze Grünanlage ein Sumpf, das Schmelzen sichtbar!
      Den Abend verbringe ich lesend in der „Volksbücherei“, einem Millionenbau genannt „Deichmann“ - offen bis 22 Uhr. Dieses Haus ist einfach genial - überall Arbeits- und Chill-Plätze, grosses Schachspiel, Spielecken…. gut besetzt.
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      Traveler

      Dein Schiff? :)

      Traveler

      Ja!

       
    • Day3

      Musée Fram

      September 11, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      "Fram" signifie en avant. Ce musée est dédié aux expéditions du début du XXe siècle qui partaient de Norvège pour tenter d'atteindre le pôle Nord
      "Fram" était donc leur devise : toujours en avant, pas de demi-tour possibleRead more

    • Day13

      Und jetzt kommt ein Sprung

      July 28, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Da sitzen wir also, in einem schicken Hotelzimmer in Oslo, und fragen, wie die zwei Welten eigentlich zusammenpassen.
      Aber fangen wir vorne an.
      Vor zwei Tagen, als wir über unsere weiteren Pläne nachgedacht haben, kamen wir auf Oslo als einen möglichen nächsten Schritt. Auf der Suche nach Stellplätzen sind uns ein wenig die Fische aus der Pfanne gesprungen (man füge eine passende Metapher ein). 50 Euro die Nacht für einen simplen Parkplatz ohne Leistungen, 80 Euro für einen Campingplatz außerhalb, oder halt 100 Euro die Nacht für ein Hotel mit anliegenden Parkplatz und Frühstück inklusive.
      Da war es gebucht.

      Der Tag selbst heute war auch schon ereignisreich, wenn wir so zurück denken.
      Aufgewacht nach einer eiskalten Nacht - das Thermometer hatte zwischendurch 6° Innentemperatur angezeigt - haben wir uns erstmal mit Standheizung und frischem Kaffee in die Gänge gebracht. Irgendwann kam auch die Sonne raus, aber die Luft blieb klirrend kalt.
      Wir hatten eine 4-Stunden-Fahrt vor uns und mit frischem Tee und vollem Tank sind wir dann schließlich aufgebrochen.
      Die Straßen in dieser Umgebung sind wirklich unfassbar schön. Wie im Bilderbuch ziehen sich enge Straßen bergauf, bergab, kurvig durch die sonnigen Wälder, immer wieder mit Blick auf einen Fjord und mit vorsichtigem Blick auf die vielen freilaufenden Schafe, die die Straßenseiten unsicher machen.
      Pause gemacht haben wir in Kongsberg, haben einen Baumarkt durchwühlt ("anything you're looking for?" - "no, thanks, just strawling around having a look" - "OK well, so that's quite unusual to go window-shopping in this store..."), und haben einen Camping Laden gefunden, der leider auch nicht die Dinge hatte, nach denen wir grad noch suchen (die Möglichkeit, elektrisch Wasser zu kochen und einen Klappspaten - beides schwerer als gedacht..).
      Gegen 3 haben wir dann Oslo und das Hotel erreicht, gegen 4 einen ersten Ausflug in die Stadt gemacht, der sich schon zu einem eigenständigen Tagestrip entwickelte.
      Oslo ist eine spannende Stadt. Auf den ersten Blick fallen auf, dass die Stadt erstaunlich modern ist, einerseits durch die Architektur und das viele Grün, anderseits durch USB-Steckdosen im Nahverkehr an jedem einzelnen Sitzplatz. Auch was Bezahlen angeht, gibt es an vielen Stellen schon gar kein Bargeld mehr und selbst Kinder zahlen an den Kartengeräten mit ihren Smartphones.
      Außerdem fällt auf, dass die Norweger sehr modisch zu sein scheinen und offenbar sehr auf ihr äußeres achten.
      Nach einer langen und anstrengenden Suche nach einem passenden Abendessen und der Frage, irgendwo reinsetzen oder einfach irgendwo hinsetzen, sind wir in der späten Nachmittagssonne an der Oper von Oslo gelandet und konnten schon viele schöne erste Eindrücke von Oslo sammeln.

      Als wir - im Sinne unseres Sundowners - mit Chickenwings und Zimtknäcke an einem kleinen Hafen im Außenbezirk von Oslo gelandet sind, sahen wir uns wieder in uns selbst bestätigt: hier mit fettigen Fingern auf dem Boden zu sitzen passt doch irgendwie viel besser zu uns, als einen schicken Cocktail in einer Bar zu trinken..
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    • Day5

      Geiler Kutter

      August 10, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      3.Tag in Dänemark...Skagen ein kleiner beschaulicher Ort mit einem kleinen Hafen und einer schönen Shoppingmeile🤦sehr zu meinem Vergnügen...aber es gibt auch noch eine Besonderheit, nämlich an seiner Nordspitze vereinen sich Nord-und Ostsee,dort befindet sich der Leuchtturm und ein sehr schöner Strand.Read more

      Traveler

      Wo sind die Bilder?

      8/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      Mit Ü64 dauert so etwas ein wenig länger…😂 Rolli ich setze auf dich 👍

      8/8/22Reply
      Traveler

      liegt nicht an mir...Claudia Handy ist leer,vom surfen deshalb kann sie mir die Bilder nicht schicken...und das mit 57..ach ja du kennst das ja🤣

      8/8/22Reply
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    • Day12

      Day 12🇩🇰🇳🇴

      August 1, 2022 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Happy August!
      We woke up early in the morning in Copenhagen. Stamos wanted to get up with us too so he could start bus day cause he had some work left behind since we were there visiting. So early risers we were!
      We took leftover pastries from yesterday’s breakfast, wore our rain coats since it was drizzling, got out of the zoo to find 2 donkey bicycles to rent and cycle to the train station! We got “Moonshine” and Lampros doesn’t remember his bicycle’s name, said goodbye to Stamos and went off into Copenhagen to reach the main train station. Promise to come back soon Stamo!
      Bike ride was very pretty since the roads were almost completely empty, and it was raining a tiny bit so made things more fun and thrilling. So what if we get wet?
      Our train was leaving at 6:19 with final destination being Oslo, Norway. In order to get there we had to change 3 trains.
      We found where to leave our rented bicycles, bought a cup of coffee and boarded the train. By the time the train had crossed the bridge to Malmö, I had eaten my pastries, drank my coffee and slept for the rest of the ride till the first stop. First stop was Goteborg, we walked around the station for a bit and then boarded the next train to Rygge. That train thought had an hours delay, because just half an hour after we had started the journey, there was an accident in a station ahead of us and we had to wait. Again, we just slept most of the way and played a couple of board games (word find, crosswords, sudoku etc). Getting to Rygge, we had to get on a bus because the train tracks were under construction and couldn’t go any further. So our last travel was by bus, from Rygge to Oslo.
      About an hour later we had arrived in Oslo, capital of Norway. We found our Airbnb, left our rucksacks and went off into town. We wanted to go the train station in order to book some tickets for the next day - a train ride from Myrdal to Flam, a scenic route in the Norwegian mountains - but unfortunately they were all booked which made Lampros quite sad. I promised we would come again and he will eventually get to see the wonderful scenery he wants.
      After that we walked into town, got curry to eat at a food festival (expensive food in Norway - one portion of butter chicken with a few naan breads cost 20€), and then to the dock to have a beer. We were a bit tired by then, so headed back to the Airbnb for showers and sleep. I couldn’t believe that it never gets dark in Norway, it was 23:00 and there was still light!
      We won’t get up too early tomorrow, and we’ll try and see what we can do with our day in Oslo.
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    • Day13

      Day 13🇳🇴

      August 2, 2022 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      So as I said yesterday, we won’t wake up too early tomorrow…and that’s how it went!
      Since it doesn’t get dark very early in Norway, we weren’t rushing to catch the sunlight so decided to rest for a couple of hours and get our batteries going!
      Yesterday we had bought super market stuff for packed sandwiches, but since we weren’t going on a trip we packed our cheese, ham, bread, banana’s etc, and headed to the pier to eat our breakfast. We bought coffees and started making up our sandwiches - being super careful of the seagulls!
      After that we decided we would walk into town and visit the national gallery so we could see Edvard Munch’s painted “the scream”. Everybody thinks it’s Van Gogh but nope! Norwegian painter Edvard Munch - so “the scream” according to Munch, was inspired one day when he was out walking at sunset, and he 'heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature'. The painting's agonised face is widely identified with the angst of the modern person. I think a lot of people think it’s Van Gogh cause of the similar choices in color and maybe the sadness of their paintings. They were both alive around the same period of time (only 10 years apart in age - Van Gogh 1853 Much 1863!) and experimented in their paintings with feelings, dark thoughts and ways of expression through color. Overall the museum wasn’t that good though - they had loads of replicas of Ancient Greek statues (like Nice of Samothrake of Venus that are in the Louvre - as well as parts of Parthenon’s zwoforos that’s in British museum). Also Lampros didn’t like the modern stuff, he thinks there’s nothing behind the meaning of them (I get it but I’m too much of an art lover to fully stand by it!).
      After the museum the rain in Oslo got worse, so we decided to find some shopping malls to hand around. Once there we got coffees and thought we’d look into where we’ll be going on our last few days of travelling and most importantly where we will be flying back to Athens from. We spent a few hours planning and eventually got to the ends of things. Then went to eat something and slowly walked back to our Airbnb so we could have a calm night. Bought some more snacks for our breakfast just sat around for a bit. Showers, rucksacks loaded and clothes out for the morning, cause we have a plane to catch!
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      Traveler

      καταπληκτικη, υπεροχα εργα!!!

      8/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      ωραια βροχουλα, και εδω ζεστη.....

      8/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      Έχουμε δροσιστεί αρκετά!!!

      8/5/22Reply
       
    • Day50

      One great full day in Oslo

      October 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

      Today was much better. The jiggling feeling after the train ride was gone and after a night’s sleep I found I could face a new city. We had spied a good breakfast place yesterday and had coffee and a yum pastry, then set off to achieve all the things we had planned. We took umbrellas as an insurance against rain, and were happy we did as when we set off it had obviously been raining during the night - wet pavements and puddles everywhere, but again we were lucky as it didn’t rain at all today - just grey skies, and even a break of blue by late afternoon.

      First of all we walked to the sculpture garden - a big attraction here, beautiful gardens, specially now with their autumn glory, and with many sculptures by a famous person whose name I can’t remember, who must have spent his whole life making so many works, or had a workshop of helpers...figures of men, women children in all forms and contortions, in granite...there is a lot of stone here! Anyway, that was fun. Many school children and tourist groups there too.

      Then we walked back and found the Nobel Peace museum which was good, and then on to the Resistance museum, which we found was within the fortress and castle complex which was interesting in itself. The Resistance museum we really enjoyed - not the right word really, but was interesting especially as it filled in what we had learned about during talks and visiting towns during the cruise up the coast where the towns felt the main brunt of the nazi occupation.

      After that we had a break and sandwich and then found that we were too late for the Viking museum -it was 3.40 and it closed at 4 in October, so we went on to look at the opera house again while the weather was good and before it started to get dark. It is such an amazing building, and I have tried to take photos, but it is difficult to capture. We then returned to the hotel - Amr had a short outing to look at some shops - but a little down time till we set off for dinner.

      We had planned to go to a Spanish place that had a sister restaurant we had noticed in Bergen, but when we went there - along a string of restaurants, rather like Barangaroo, alongside the harbour, with ferries, it was too busy, so we gave in and went to Olivia again...I just had salad, and we had a glass of wine. Didn’t feel like much after late lunch. So now back and ready to pack up and fly to Copenhagen tomorrow. Amr’s Apple Watch says that we walked 22 kms today, so that is good!

      I am bracing for another unknown city to explore, but everyone says how good Copenhagen is, so hope it won’t be too daunting! We have already found out where to go on the metro from the airport to get to our hotel so that is a good start! We spend 3 nights there, then start the journey home on Tuesday.
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      Traveler

      Vigeland is the sculptor I think

      10/18/19Reply
      Traveler

      I’m sorry you missed the Viking Museum but at least you will never forget the sculptures by whatshisname.

      10/18/19Reply
      Traveler

      Wow that is so pretty!

      10/18/19Reply
       

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