Travel Journal on August 30, 2011Wake up at 1 am and try to get back to catch more zzzs.
The breakfast is good, better than dinner.
We have a 2 hours ferry drive. The ferry is huge, operated by Stena Line. The TD says we get lucky. Good for us!
Also use the opportunity during the ferry trip, per TD's suggestion, to spend my DKK coins and change my DKK notes into SEK notes. Buy some chocolates and am patting my back for being a good person not buying that barley. (sulking after the tour finishes ... remembering the yummy barley)
We have a quick tour in Gothenburg, which is the second largest city in Sweden. It is situated on Sweden's west coast at the outlet of the Göta river. Gothenburg has a reputation of being a friendly place, even more welcoming than the Swedish capital. It’s a busy city for sure.
We arrive in Oslo in the afternoon. We are lucky again to have a hotel located in downtown area. The hotel’s receptionist advises us to watch our belongings, though. He says that there are lots of crimes happen recently.
This is a new hotel, and I get lucky this time. My room is huge. I have a living room too! This is more like an apartment to me! Wish my own room like this at home. Have time before the optional dinner, so I walk to the pedestrian street which is behind the hotel. And there are lots of people around! I don’t feel any threats at all.
Meet two of my travel mates at Hard Rock as they don’t join the optional dinner. Am almost tempted to buy the T-Shirt for my brother, but then, I can get cheaper in my home country. Find a good Norwegian t-shirt for him, though.
The optional dinner is out town, but in a beautiful area. The fjord view is awesome! We almost don’t want to return to our table due to better view outside! My fish (brown trout) is yummy and my wine is good too. Have a good conversation with my travel mates during the meal course. It seems they also have a good time too. Cheers to us!