Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Holiday to Norway PT 4 - Gidvangen + Voss

Saturday 25th April 2009

Philip and I found ourselves at a new destination on the cruise ship. We looked outside the ship and it was a pretty sight. We were in the Fjords of Gudvangen. It was freezing cold outside, so we had breakfast inside the ship. Then we got outside the cruise ship on to the tender for our next trip.

When we got to the bank of Gudvangen, I was stopped by a Viking and had a photo taken with him. Quite nice. Then we got on to the coach, listened to some interesting facts about Gudvangen and headed off to the giant waterfall. It was very pretty. Philip took a few photos of the waterfall. Back on the coach again, to Voss. This was our lunch stop, at a buffet restaurant. Food was really nice. I relaxed in the park with my brother then we went to the railway station. We caught the courtesy train and the train took us to the Flám Railway. After we got off the train from Voss to Flám, we got on to the Flám railway.

When we got on to the train in Flám. The speakers turned on and said 'Welcome to the Flám Railway' in a very slow and boring way. Philip and I were laughing as it was very hilarious. Another thing that made me laugh was that one of the cruise tour guides asked the conductor if they could turn up the speakers on the train. The conductor with only 3 teeth, said "No, but you can close the windows if you can't hear". LOL that was rude, but funny.

After we done the Flám railway, we got back on to the ship for tea and it was 'casual' dress code. So Philip and I headed off to the piano bar for a beer and then to the games room, where we played Scrabble. I lost at Scrabble as well as checkers. Will there be a game I am good at? Then we went to bed. It was a great day out, but tiring when you are on the coach most of the time :P.

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