Subject: Scandanavia
Good Afternoon Pauline and John Boll were asking about Denmark and Norway. I was on a conducted bus tour so it was all planned for me. We didn't have a lot of time in Denmark, more Norway and Sweden. I went with my daughter.

Norway is quite expensie, particularly alcohol. One evening a group from the tour met for a drink and my one gin and tonic cost about $14.00 Canadian. Our last evening in Bergen four of us went out for a lovely meal and when we went to pay they didn't take credit cards. We had visions of doing the dishes, but collectively we could pay the bill. Oslo has a must see park called Vigeland Scuplture Park featuring many sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. We were also fortunate enough to come upon a military band playing in a bandshell one lunch hour so we ate there and really enjoyed it.

In Oslo, Bergen and Stockholm a lot of the streets were closed to cars and were pedestrians only and it was very nice to walk down these streets that had probably been very busy thoroughfares. Souvenir shops were very hard to find, some nice gift shops attached to some of the buildings we went into.

Bergen has a fabulous fish market and the shrimp sandwiches were delicious and reasonable in price for a quick lunch.

The scenery in Norway is beautiful, Sweden is like Ontario, Denmark is quite flat, with many of those modern windmills dotting the landscape. The languages were impossible to understand, totally different from French, Italian, and German, but many of the people spoke English. I am sure you will enjoy it as we did.

Regards, Muriel