Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vossestrand (via Lake Tyrifjorden & Hallingdal Valley) - Norway


 
Yesterday's story, the story in Oslo - Akershus Fortress, Frogner ParkNoble Peace Center, Viking Ship Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Next day was all about a long journey. In between comfort stops, lunch and back to journeying prior to arriving in Vossestrand. Almost a full day in the coach, indeed, until it can hurt your butt. So, get it up, walk up and down, careful though, hold on tight when its the long winded up or down hill slope to prevent from tumbling. Or catnaps as well because it may feel as if you are seeing the same nature scenery over and over. But please, don't miss out on admiring. All the way, please do look out for Lake Tyrifjorden and Halingdal Valley. Amazing and shattering to the body, mind and soul. I actually didn't sleep. I kept peeping out from the window. I so love nature. You can't blame me. Residing in the bustling city means its day in day out traffic, people are rushing here and there, and not many are into gardening or preserving nature. Therefore, when you in Norway, specifically when its such a journey, you will love it. Norway definitely is absolutely a nature stunner. It is. I vouch.


At about 10.30am, we had our first comfort break at along the road cafe. Ice-cream, hot beverages and snacks, get any of these at the counter, thereafter sit inside, but outside is stunning. Across the lake and surrounded massively by green. Cold and breezy though, I bet hot coffee will do wonders. Strange though some of my tour buddies, beats me, they actually preferred ice-cream. Supposedly, according to them, its the remedy for cold weather. What? Have you heard of it before? Help me out, I am completely lost. 

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Back to the coach after 45 minutes of comfort or loo break, our journey continued. Mountains, valleys, typical wooden houses, slopes, plants, water streams, basically, back to nature splendor.






At about 1.00pm, approximately, we stopped for our compulsory lunch break in Solstad Hotel. Traditional Norwegian food. We were the only tour group, thank god. Thick mushroom soup, steamed salmon, alongside boiled potatoes, vegetables and sauce, the finale was fruits with cream and for drinks, we had a choice between juices or Norwegian beer.   
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Fresh food. Do I have to mention freshness of salmon in Norway? Of course not. But for a typical rice eater Malaysian like me, I missed my rice and spicy dishes. No amount of pepper can, in any way, come close to our Malaysian chilli based dishes.   
We had another 15 minutes to stand around to admire and awe the surrounding, within where Solstad Hotel is, on the road again to head to Oppheim Hotel and Resort. 




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13 comments:

  1. in love with the whipped cream dessert and beautiful nature clicks

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  2. Such breathtaking places ..Really love nature ..

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  3. I always open your page and leave it for last so that I can read through leisurely. I love the way to take me on an adventure along with you, around the world. I've never even heard of this place...it's so beautiful and serene! Wonderful!

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  4. such a beautiful place, nice and green
    the trees in the first pic are super duper tall
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  5. Love the explorer inside you!! Thank you for showing us various places, Looks like we travel with u and look at various places and food served!!

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  6. Stunning shots of the landscape...it is after all a beautiful land. I agree with you on chillies, even a hint of it makes a wonderful difference to food. But I still enjoy going through the food shots. It's always interesting.

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  7. So much natural beauty, I bet it would definitely be very relaxing :D

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  8. This is nature's beauty at its best.. loved the pics :)

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  9. wow, beautifull place with delicious meals, what could be possibly better about life???

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  10. The place looks so amazing :)

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  11. Lovely pictures ...Thanks for sharing all these nature's wonder..

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  12. nice clicks :)
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