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September 11th, Trondheim




Currently I am sitting in the old Vikhammer Hotel, just up the hill from where I pitched my tent for the two nights I'm here. First impressions of Norway are great, the landscapes are incredible and the little colourful houses are just incredible! The locals have been very helpful, but also abrupt and right to the point, so I haven really met anyone to this point. Vikammer is a small town just outside of Trondheim, so this morning I spent a good hour, after grocery shopping, trying to figure out the transit system here, but all the work payed off and by around 1pm, local time, I was wandering the streets of Trondheim.




Trondheim was unlike any city I have witnessed, up to this point in my life. Structures were both ancient and new. On one side of the street there'd be a cathedral that was almost an 800 years old and right across from it would be a mall that looked like it had been built in the last 10 years. Statues and landmarks littered the streets, many of which were of Viking analogs, which seemed to be guarding the city. Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway with a population of 180,000 people, but it certainly didn’t seem that big. As soon as you left Main Street and the epicenter of town you get this small town feel again, with small grocery stores on street corners and tiny bakeries along the side streets. I saw the main ports in Trondheim as well as the famous colourful houses, which are so famous of Norway, lining the waterways. Unfortunately my SD card bugged out on me today, so I didn’t get a single photo of Trondheim to share with all of you, but I can promise you it was very beautiful.


To get back to my campsite I used yet another form of transportation, train. So for any of you who have seen the movie, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, I feel a little bit like I’m living out that movie. Having ridden all within in 24 hours, but I’ll also be adding boat to that list in about 14 hours here. So when I finally arrive in Alesund, I will have taken 5 flights, 8 busses, 2 taxis, 1 train, 1 ferry and roughly sixty kilometers by foot. Not half bad I’d say.




Anyways, I'm going to try and get a little shut eye so I can get up early to pack up and catch my ferry tomorrow.




Cheers all!

Tags: adventure, city, explore, norway, travel

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