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Cruising to Bergen

June 6, 2015.  Today we picked up where we left off with the typical “Norway in a Nutshell” tour by taking a boat, then a bus, then a train to Bergen.  We began by high-tailing it early in the morning over to Kaupanger, where we caught the car ferry to Gudvangen.  Normally on the Nutshell tour, travelers spend an hour sailing from Flåm to Gudvangen — basically from the Aurlandfjord to the Naerøyfjord, which are branches of the spectacular Sognefjord.  But we decided to take a special three-hour ferry that would carry us down a particularly fabulous stretch of the Sogne and into the Naerøy to Gudvangen. Continue reading Cruising to Bergen

Norway in a Nutshell

June 2, 2015.  Yay, my li’l sis Ruthie is here!  She arrived at the end of May, and we immediately hit the pavement, making the rounds to my favorite tourist sites and trying out a few new spots.  A first for me, we checked out Oslo’s Medieval Festival at Akershus fortress, where we experienced the most hardcore “faire” I’ve ever been to — these folks are serious about their authenticity.  No slippage into other time periods, nary a bad costume in sight, and handicrafts any Middle Ages denizen would die for. Continue reading Norway in a Nutshell