|Sunday, August 24'th
Leaving Flåm with the
highlight-attraction in the area - the Flåmsbana to Myrdal. The railway-line is 20 km. long,
and is a spectacular ride.
It's mainly used by tourists, but we are a
lot this morning. Flåm is a popular destination amond bicyclists. You use
your bicycle downhill - and the take the train uphill.
There is a special
"photo-stop" at Kjosfossen. And suddenly when you stand there -
enjoying the scenery and taking your pictures - a Hardanger-violin starts
to play through the loudspeakers, and an elf-maid starts to dance in front
of the waterfall. They sure do something to make the people using the
trains happy in this area.
The sun is shining above Bergen
- and I find my hotel-room at Crowded House. This is almost like getting
In Myrdal I change for the train to Bergen. That's a fast train running
through a lot of tunnels - so most of this part of the journey is pretty
I head for the city again. I take the Fløi-banen
to the top of the Fløi-hill overlooking the city. Very nice views from
Monday, August 25'th
|Sometimes you have to get
practical. This is today. Washing my clothes at Jarlens Vaskoteque.
Then bus to the outskirts of Bergen and the
aearial ropeway up 642 to the top of Ulriken. Another great
view of the city from here - and also of the fiords, lakes and mountains
Down again - and by foot back to the city.
In the evening another walk,
where I - kind of accidentaly - gets to see the nice neighbourhood of
Sydnes. Old houses made of wood, and nice little streets. Then for the
movies - Bergen
Kino - to see the brazilian movie "City of Gods". Great movie
Tuesday, August 26'th
After breakfast - a cup of
coffee and a huge bun from 7-Eleven, it's a nice walk to Bergens Akvarium out on
Nordnesset. An oldfashioned aquarium from the times before everything had
to be interactive
Rest of the day is just
strolling around. No particular place to go. I find more of those small
neighbourhoods with old and very fine wooden-houses. Also I check out the
University of Bergen, an art-museum, a nice park - Nygaardsparken - and a
mall Bergen Storcenter - where I take home a nice win on one of the many
gaming-machines they seem to put up on every corner in this country.
Onsdag den 27. august
|Start the day by moving out.
Crowded House is full tonight - some musicians has booked the whole place.
They have to take part in a Death Metal festival, so I'm pretty pleased
that I have to finde somthing else.
I move to Bergen
Gjestehus close by. A little more expensive, but then it includes own
bathroom, tv and breakfast as well.
Rest of the day is another one without an
agenda. Another trip up the Fløi-mountain, this time I walk down and then
a walk out to the Sandviken-area - a very nice place.
Later more walking in this lovely town. Great
athmosphere - just stay away from the worst tourist-traps around town down at
the Fishmarket, where everything they sell is crap for the tourists.
Thursday, August 28'th
Leaving Bergen - and the ricicolously high prices
- and the cars, that stop everytime you look like someone that just have an
intend to cross the street - and where a garage or celler will never stay empty
for more than 2 weeks, before one of the local discount-stores Rimi or Rema1000
will open another one.
Leaving with SAS at noon. But no way. An engine
will not start properly, so they have to call Copenhagen for a spare-part. That
means a 4 hours delay - food-coupons - and a boring waiting-time. Not much of a
problem for me - but those missing a connection for Japan or USA in Copenhagen
doesn't seem to happy about it. The will get a delay on one day!!. It's quite
funny to see how a facade of an airline crushes when such a thing goes wrong.
They all have their fine uniforms and their great smiles - but when you are in
need of competent people who can make decisions and help the customers in need -
they have nothing to offer except for a nice smile.
My 4 hour deley is 6 when I finally reach
Billund, because I had to wait for another plane in Copenhagen. It's a great
thing to travel - but the travel itself is sometimes quite anoying.