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Jul 9, 2018 - Oslo to Stockholm

Well we started at our usual time for a very long drive to Stockholm, Sweden. The population of Sweden is 10 million and Sweden was neutral during World War II. Ikea is Swedish and has stores in 50 countries throughout the world. As we left Oslo we passed the outer harbor which is where all commercial shipping occurs. The inner Harbor is for pleasure craft, restaurants, shops and pedestrian walkways. As we drove away from Oslo we Were soon in a lush green countryside with many trees along the motorway and some farms which were neatly...

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Scandanavia

Jul 6, 2018 - I know, I know, I'm falling behind!

27th June From the fjord at Geiranger to Flam Still driving south on coach through the mountains and the ferry across Lairdalsfjord.. Our first stop was at the view point at Dalsnibba and it was hairpin bends all the way! But the views were fantastic. The reflections of the mountains in the lakes were beautiful and looking down into the valley to die for, especially the mist hanging low. Leaving there we travelled on to the Boyabreen glacier, which is a branch of the Jostedal Glacier, apparently the largest glacier in continental Europe. We...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Travelling south in Norway

Sunday, 24th June Still in Trondheim. It is the third largest city in Norway, was the ancient capital of Norway, and sits on the edge of the Trondheim Fjord. Another free day today, so with the weather a big brighter decided we would go for a walk and see what we could find. Our hotel is on the river so we wandered across the bridge (didn't see any Trolls under it) and wandered the streets over there. Found a small red timber church and being Sunday thought it would be open - no such luck, locked up so tight I don't think a mouse could...

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Jun 23, 2018 - In Norway now!

19th June From Ostersund to Arjeplog Ostersund is 558 klms north of Stockholm and sits on the eastern shores of Lake Storsjon in central Sweden. These lakes are huge, they go on as far as the eye can see! This one is 90 metres deep and is home to Storsjoodkuret the Great Lake monster, Nessie's cousin! Very early start this morning, on the train before 7.30am. With no porterage in Sweden and Norway we are having to get our own luggage to coaches and loaded on trains, thankfully the men in the group are great and manhandle the larger luggage...

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Jun 18, 2018 - The adventure begins

14th June Departure day arrived at last. Our transport to the airport in Brisbane from Toowoomba was supposed to be a limousine (none of the local transport options fitted timewise) but what should arrive was a slightly upmarket shuttle bus! There went our dreams of waving Queen like from the back seat as we drove down Boshammer Street. Uneventful drive to Brisbane and passage through customs etc., although I think I must look like a criminal because I got the once over for drugs etc - good thing they didn't look in my carry on bag! Was...

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Jun 17, 2018 - What, No meatballs

June 17, Sunday Happy Fathers Day Stockholm Sweden The first thing you notice is the buildings have ally ways between them rather than the solid lines of buildings in Russia and Estonia. Stockholm is built on s series of islands and the name means log island. We passed the corner where the bank that was held captive for six day was and produced the term Stockholm syndrome The famous Patty Hearst defense. They have a royal family in Sweden and the eldest daughter Victoria is in line to be queen. There was a ruckus when she fell in love...

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Jun 5, 2018 - On the Road again

Dear all, Well we are on the road again. We have been in Copenhagen since we got off the ship on Friday morning early.. We found our way to our hotel, then off to Tivoli, then on Saturday visited the Rosenberg Castle and saw the Danish Royal jewels. Very nice.𯘍𯘍𯘍𯘍𯘍. Walked through the Botanical Gardens. Sunday we had a sleep in and repacked our bags and transferred to e Clarion hotel from where our first coach tour started. Monday we did some more sight seeing in Copenhagen. N9w today we are on the coach going to Stockholm. I am trying...

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Our Big Trip

May 30, 2018 - Stockholm

Dear all, Well we are just sailing out of Stockholm. The scenery on either side of the ship is fairytale with houses and forests. We have had a lovely day . Visited a museum of a ship which sunk off the 1600's a and found in 1953. We had a drive around the city. It was quite pretty in parts. Tomorrow we have a day at sea . Hoping to get some washing done and then pack ready to get off the next day when we reach Copenhagen . We are there until Monday when we join our first coach tour. Well must go now. Love Dianne and Paul

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Our Big Trip

Feb 26, 2018 - Relaxing in France

Bonjour mes amis, It's been a while since I've made a journal entry but that's because I've just been living my normal life in France. However, here's my overview. It's been cold in Saint Savin and sometimes wet as you'd expect in winter. There was even some light snow before I arrived. Everyone has been talking about the exceptional temperatures frequently around -10 or -12 across France in areas which are usually mild. It's constantly on tv and is the opening subject of conversation when you meet others. I've been grateful that I've had...

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Feb 14, 2018 - OMG I love Oslo

Hello all, I've just made a very brief visit to Oslo, made shorter by a cancelled flight. The direct flight from Helsinki to Oslo in the morning became an afternoon flight from Helsinki to Stockholm, then a mad dash in the airport to make the connecting flight from Stockholm to Oslo, finally getting me in when the sun was setting. A whole day gone! The airport train into Oslo actually provided a very beautiful sight with the sun setting over long tracts of snowy land, dotted with white trees. All the hassles of the day just fell away....

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Feb 11, 2018 - Helsinki, Hel Yeah!

Hi loved ones, I stole the title of this journal entry from Helsinki's marketing material. When a city has a sightseeing ferris wheel where one of the cars is actually an operating sauna, you understand "Helsinki, Hel Yeah". They love their saunas. There are public ones and many private ones. Each apartment building must have at least one which people book to use privately, not all in together. Even though the outdoor pools near the public saunas were frozen to a point where they needed to be cracked, we still saw people going for their...

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Feb 8, 2018 - Mamma Mia

Hi all, In the last two days I've packed in a bit of sightseeing as well as a lot of careful walking on snowy and sometimes icy streets. The "snow shoes" Lorri talked me into buying last January when we were in Salzburg have served me well. And my long, faux fur coat that she talked me into buying on a previous trip to Vienna has kept me warm. Thanks Lorri. Yesterday I visited ABBA The Museum which is on another island. I decided to walk the 45 minute journey because part of it was around the frozen bay and quite scenic. True, but there...

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