So, soon after our last post, we went to Norway for a bit over a week. It was pretty great! Visiting our friends, and the hospitality of their family made it an extra special holiday. Here are most of our photos.
We landed in Oslo and stayed overnight with our friends. The next morning we went for a walk up the hill into the park, posed like 'The Scream' and almost had to call the emergency services to get us off a very icy hillside! But eventually we made it down and had some tasty coffee (J) and tea (D).
Then we hopped on a bus to Høydalsmo (Telemark region), where we stayed for a few days in our friend's parents' cabin. We went to a number of museums, drove around and saw the sights (mountains! fjords! old towns! ski slopes! elk! norwegian waffles!) and attempted to ski for an afternoon. We also went for some nice walks over the frozen lake and around the cross country ski track.
After a lovely relaxing stay, we jumped on a bus back to Oslo. We went to an interesting gig, saw a totally bizarre panel discussion with Camille Paglia and visited some fab museums on Bygdøy. I was particularly taken by the Viking Ships Museum and took a lot of photos of the building.
All in all - yay! A nice holiday. We hope to go back sometime in summer, when all the waterways won't be frozen over. It must be a very different experience. Thank you so much to our friends J and H, and J's family for their hospitality.