|Hotel to the left, apartment to the right.|
It's beautifully centrally located, a visitor's dream! Steps from everything: Shopping/yarn shops, groceries, bus, train, harbor, sights, museum, library, parks, concerts, well, you get it, all within walking distance. I really enjoy it there. Last year I stayed with them, however, this summer, with a two year old, I didn't invite myself, but instead, I booked the 'cheapest' of hotels I could find within a few blocks. It would mean I'd have my 'stuff' (i.e. yarn/projects) somewhere else, and I would leave them every night to party with the rowdy summer crowd that inhabits cheap hotels in summer Norway.
|An odd sculpture for music festival|
It's a Sun thing...
The nights get a bit dusky, but not dark, and students and young adults stay up. They drink, and shout, and sing and smoke...every night (not just weekends). Amazing, yes, as an older woman, I just shake my head. I probably wouldn't get so much sleep, but we'd all be happy. When I announced my plans, it was immediately vetoed. They would rather have me spend my money on their groceries, which I would do anyway! LOL
|Beaded Dale of Norway mittens|
At the moment, I'm hesitant to cancel my reservations. Maybe I'll try the first week with them, and keep the reservations in case.
Note: Norway is in no way 'cheap' for tourists or accommodations in general. $75 will get you a single room with shared bath. I reserved a double with shared bath for $100. Luxury!!
|Concert in the cathedral|