Norway (part 2)

We hitchhiked from Jotunheimen to Geiranger fjord. An old Italian couple gave us a lift. They had a big van and they were so cute! They could hardly speak English, but they cooked original Italian coffee for us and they gave us some Venetian biscuits. :)

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We spent a few days I Geiranger. We walked a lot, saw several rainbows and visited some fjord farms. We rented a double sea kayak too and explored fjords from the water.

Geiranger Fjord

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Rainbow waterfall

Fjord Farm

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Fjord farm Homlongsetra

We also took a ferry to a village, which was famous for its strawberries production

Geiranger Fjord

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Valldal - Paradise of berries :)

We took a bus from the village to Åndalsnes via Trollstigen. Trollstigen is an fascinating road. It looks quiet dangerous. I was so happy, when we arrived safely to Åndalsnes.

Trollstigen

Trollstigen

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Åndalsnes

They provide courses of levitation in Åndalsnes :)

We paid for a 'retro' room in some villa. Finally we slept in a bed again! We took the morning train from Åndalsnes to Oslo. It was a great sightseeing journey! Several times, the train stopped closed to some interesting places, so tourist – like me – could take pictures. :)

Amazing Rauma Railway from Åndalsnes to Oslo

We waited for our night bus in Oslo. We had few hours, so we looked a little bit around. We saw the Opera house, the city center, the Royal palace, the town hall, the fort etc. We also ate dinner in a fancy restaurant. The food was super expensive but delicious. And after 10 p.m., we left for Denmark. We couldn't enjoy our trip more! :)

Oslo - The Opera House

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Photo session with Mia Dyberg and Christian Balvig

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I met my friend saxophonist Mia Dyberg and her friend pianist Christian Balvig last Wednesday. I was taking pictures during their rehearsal and I really enjoyed spending time with them. I have to say, they both are very spontaneous and joyful!

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It was funny. And we had nice talks during the session too. Mia invited me to a concert, where she plays with her other project – Everything trio. It will be on Friday 28th in Metronomen. I'm so sad I can't join her. I can't come because of the annual party of the company I work for. I've already confirmed attendance there. Sad. Sad! :-( I would really love to experience what does it mean EVE-RY-THING in their music ?! Any ideas?

lp

P.S. Don't hesitate to leave any comments ;-)

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Photos from the CD Release Concert of Lubos Soukup Quartet

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Lubos Soukup (sax), Christian Pabst (piano), Joel Illerhag (bass) and Morten Hæsum (drams)

The jazz band Lubos Soukup Quartet played a CD release concert on Saturday 15th September. The concert was held in a cosy café/bookstore Tranquebar in Copenhagen. Musicians played mostly tunes from their new album Beyond the Borders, which was released at a Czech label New Port Line. There was a very friendly atmosphere during the concert and the audience could enjoy incredibly creative and vivid performance.

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What happened in Norway (part 1)

I'm sorry for delay. I was quiet busy working and studying Danish after our return from Norway. Anyway, Norway is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to. And it is very photogenic too. :)
National Park Jotunheimen

Me and my boyfriend started our two-week trip in Trondheim, where we slept two nights in our friend's friends' apartment. We saw the city centre and the harbour and enjoyed a cup of coffee in a cosy café.
Old fishermen's houses in Trondheim
Old fishermen's houses in Trondheim
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Monks' Island

We hitchhiked from Trondheim to the National Park Jotunheimen. At the beginning we were very lucky. We met two amazing women – one from Canada and one from Lithuania – who gave us a lift. But then we got stuck on a road for two hours! The place was marvelous, but on the other hand two hours were to much! Especially, if it was getting colder and darker...
THE PLACE!

So after two hours, a woman from Oslo – a translator, who loved hiking and shooting deers – stopped her car and took us to Jotunheimen. She also gave us several advices about hiking trips.
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We spent two days there. The first day, it was raining a lot. We just took a short walk to a dark grey lake.
Lake Bessvatnet
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The next day, the weather was just beautiful. We decided to take a boat to a cottage called Memurubu. We hiked from the cottage to the mountain top Besseggen. The trip took seven or eight hours and we were very, very tired after it, but the views were fantastic. There was one place, from which we could see two different lakes at once.
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Hiking
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Between to lakes
Almost on the top of the mountain Bessegen
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