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Day 76

Oslo

Oslo impressed us today. It was lively and bustling with lots of street music and activity. After breakfast at our hotel and a walk around we had lunch near the cathedral. We passed an area where about 20 or so bikers had parked up and were standing around chatting. They were getting a lot of attention from passers-by, especially a group of women who were all over them having their photos taken. "Yoo-hoo, we've got bikes too! They're not here, but . . . "

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After that we went to the National Gallery and saw a lot of Edvard Munch paintings amongst others. The Scream is obviously a brilliant piece of work and a version was on display, but we didn't know much about his other works and to be honest found them to be largely underwhelming simple portraits. Maybe that's just us!

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We also took a look around the castle and fortress which appear to have the most easily defeatable defensive walls of any fortress.

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Just round the corner from the castle was a newly developed quay-side area of cafés which was very pleasant to spend a few hours in and grab done dinner before we made our way over to the bus terminal. We had wanted to get an overnight train to Stockholm, but it turns out that there was only one train per day at an inconvenient time, so we ended up on a coach.

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The coach was unfortunatley considerably less comfortable than the one to Tromsø and we got less than an hours sleep on a 7 hour journey. Back on the bikes tomorrow thank goodness!

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Posted by EdAndJames 12:15 Archived in Norway

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