The first place we went to visit was a city called Trondheim to visit my great Aunt and Uncle (is that the term for it?). Trondheim reminded me of New Orleans with it's cute boutiques, cafes, art and glass shops, and Cathedral. The place was beautiful and we we able to the roof of the church to see all of the city! (pardon any picture problems, my flickr filled up for the max ammount of space per month! for the moment i am using image shack & some flickr pictures. But remember, you can always click the images to see the full size)
...that is by climbing over 172 steps! It took half and hour to walk up, and it was narrow and dark! There were some parts that were so narrow, your arms would rub against the walls, but the view was well worth it.
After we went to eat... in a rotating restaurant! I couldn't really take pictures of it moving, because it didn't move fast, so it wouldn't be obvious in the pictures we moved.
After, my aunt and uncle bought me a beautiful necklace!
(cathedral with the word Trondheim underneath)
It obviously quite expensive, I almost felt guilty accepting such a gift!
After visiting my aunt and uncle, we went to an island off the coast of Norway called Håholmen. Though it was rainy and foggy, you could still see the beauty of the island. The water was so clear, and you could see HUGE jelly fish in the water.
And they had many birds.
Me with a beautiful swan.
We also went to see Trollstigen, a very steep mountain with a beautiful waterfall and dangerous road.
And a glacier on top of a mountain.
There were a lot of cows by the glacier, this one was very photogenic.
At the end of the day, I went walking by myself near the hotel we were staying at. The hotel was surrounded with beautiful mountains, I couldn't help but take a few pictures...
I made that mini rock formation.
The trip was AMAZING
The places we saw were AMAZING
And it was an AMAZING way to slowly finish this vacation.
Yes, I only have 7 days left till I return to the States.
The feeling is bittersweet.
I can't wait to get home to see my family and friends and my puppies again.
But leaving Norway will be heart wrenching, and I will probably cry on the plane ride home.
It has been a wonderful, beautiful, incredible experience, to say the least.