As this post is so late (I took the trip in February, and it is now April...oh dear) I will just add some photos to explain my trip, as a visual essay will be more fun and entertaining than a written one of me rambling and trying to remember what to say.... I will also split up the posts between the two cities I saw in Norway, since I have so many photos.
First up - Lillehammer!
Mostly famous for holding the 94' (I think) Winter Olympics, Lillehammer is a nice ski town, with cute houses. It has a suburban feel, but is set in a gorgeous mountainside.
|My friend's mom's house that we stayed at in Lillehammer :)|
|Plant used to celebrate their version of Carnival|
|My awesome friend Ingrid!|
|Food!!! Definitely ate very well while in Norway :)|
|The sausages were especially good as well.|
|Traditional Norwegian dresses|
|And this version is for the guys...it looks so snazzi!|
|Sign for the Olympics (I think this is the hospital though...could be wrong).|
|Sign pointing towards the Olympic Ski Park.|
|Old wooden Norwegian houses! Most are from around the 1600/1700s if I remember correctly, though a few were even older!|
|Inside an old Norwegian house!|
|Norwegian sign for one of their famous brands of chocolate.|
|Clever use of skis.|
|The big ski jump. (I think this is the Olympic one.)|
|View from below.|
|Skiing for my first time! Can't believe it was in Norway! (I went cross-country skiing, didn't feel ready for downhill yet!)|
|Cafe where we went skiing :)|
|Heart shaped waffles! Apparently these weren't the best as far as taste, but they sure where cute!|
Sorry if this post was a bit sporadic...kind of have a lot on my plate right now. I guess it's true when they say that it rains, it pours. (Which is quite funny because today is becoming a busy day, and it is raining heavily in my part of England!)
Anyway, be sure to look out for pictures from Oslo coming soon!!!