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Jun '17


Last Day in Oslo

Posing in front of the royal palaces

We managed to make it to the hotel breakfast this time, and found it was a pretty decent buffet. It was similar to the cruise ship one in that it had scrambled eggs and bacon for the Americans, small sausages and baked beans for the Brits, and sliced cheeses, meats, and fresh vegetables for the Scandinavians. There were also yogurts, cereals, and fresh fruits. Not a bad breakfast. Our first stop of the day was… (more)

Jun '17


Akershus and Holmenkollen

Looking down from the top of the ski jump

We were very slow getting out this morning actually, such that we missed the free hotel breakfast. Oops. Thankfully staying in a hotel adjoining the train station has its perks and we were able to get pastries very easily. Our first stop of the day was to explore Akershus Castle and Fortress. It was a nice walk from the hotel, and we were grateful for Google Maps because it seems hard to find the entrance… (more)

Jun '17


Bygdøy Museums

The outside of the church

I slept pretty well, even though the pillow was basically a pancake. Eric said he woke up for a while around 2:30am because the ship was rocking so bad. He said he could hear items sliding and rolling around in the distance. I guess because it was a fairly small ship and because the weather was extremely windy and borderline rainy the waves were very noticeable. We went to the buffet again for breakfast, and… (more)

Jun '17


Leaving Copenhagen

There she is

We lounged around and had a slow start for the morning. Packed up our bags and checked out of the hotel. We asked if they could hold our bags while we went out for the morning. They said sure, we could just leave our bags in the lobby against the wall and they’ll watch them. So we did. Pretty different kind of security and trust than we are used to. So we took off to… (more)

Jun '17


Rosenborg and Tivoli

Christian IV's crown

We woke up around 7:30 this morning, but didn’t really get moving for a while. Either there was less excitement outside overnight or we just got better sleep, but we weren’t too bothered by any noise or the early sunrise this time. Eventually we made our way out and down to a cafe called Coffee Factory. I enjoyed a coffee, Eric enjoyed a hot chocolate, and we each had a chocolate croissant for breakfast. It… (more)

Jun '17


Helsingør and Bakken


Similar to our first night experience in Iceland, we went to bed around 8:30ish and woke up around 4:30ish. That’s actually fairly typical for me at home during work nights, but not cool on vacation. The worst part is that while it was fully sunny out when we got in bed, it was also fully sunny when we awoke at 4:30. Yay… Also our gorgeous view of the shops and canal of Nyhavn left us… (more)

Jun '17


Arriving to Copenhagen

View out of our hotel window

Our flight actually took off from San Francisco on Tuesday June 20, but we didn’t land until Wednesday so that’s where I decided to begin. We had some pretty good food on the flight, plenty of free movies to choose from, and we slept a few hours. Upon arriving at the Copenhagen airport we encountered the worst passport control check we had ever seen. There were three officers checking for all non-European passport holders, and… (more)

Apr '17


Last day in Iceland and Party

Amazing shot of the Sun Voyager

Last morning in Iceland we woke up to beautiful sunny skies. We started some laundry and walked down to the water to take pictures with the Sun Voyager statue. On our walk back it started snowing on us because it’s Iceland. We grabbed the car and drove to the National Museum where we spent an hour or so enjoying the artifacts and more exhibits about Iceland. We had already heard most of the stories and… (more)

Apr '17


Evey’s 30th Birthday

Standing just outside the church

 It’s my 30th birthday!! Woo! Woke up to a lovely birthday card from Eric. We started the day at one of the oldest coffee shops in Iceland, and the first one to own an espresso machine, called Mokka. It was just at the end of our street, and we were the only ones in there on a Monday morning at 10ish. It clearly hasn’t been updated or touched since it opened with dark wood ceilings,… (more)

Apr '17


Golden Circle

There's one now!

Woke up leisurely and showered to start the day. Came out and discovered it was actually snowing! My goodness! It wasn’t sticking because it wasn’t quite cold enough, but it was dropping big fluffy snowflakes everywhere in the city. We got dressed and went across to the street to a little market to buy sandwiches and snacks for our lunch for the day and some pastries for breakfast, then hopped in the car to start… (more)

Apr '17


Snowmobile and Reykjavik

With our ride

We woke up around 8 feeling pretty sleepy due do the interrupted night. Packed up, checked out, and drove about 20 mins to the meeting point for our snowmobile tour. At least this morning was sunny and clear so we had beautiful views driving on the road that we didn’t have before. At the snowmobile place we got suited into big insulated jumpsuits, balaclavas, and helmets. Then we rode in a van about 20 minutes… (more)

Mar '17



Quick take pictures of the Reynisdrangar from the other side with the blue skies!

Slept until 8am, yay! We had a very leisurely morning enjoying the view out of the window of our room and not rushing anywhere. Around 10 or so we headed down to Reynisfjara to enjoy the black sand on the beach, the amazing basalt columns, and the views of the “troll rocks” or “sea stacks”, Reynisdrangar in Icelandic. It was still gray and cloudy but not windy, not cold, and not really raining. Lovely weather… (more)