Day 47: June 4th, Oslo Norway to Gothenburg, Sweden
We had all day in Oslo, as our bus back to Gothenburg left at 10 pm. Sadly, it was raining when we got up, and it showed no sign of letting up. It was also Sunday, so most stores were closed, leaving fewer places to hide when it really started coming down.
We decided to walk the Akerselva river and check out a couple of small, free museums. The river is amazing, with numerous small, beautiful waterfalls. It winds through interesting neighbourhoods. There were cafes with great views, parks, and old factories converted into homes, schools, etc.
We checked out a “Museum of Labour”, which had displays about factory girls, and paintings of the river through the years. I think we woke the poor girl who was working that day.
We explored some more, then went for coffee at one of the cafe’s on the river. Finally, we went to a fantastic brewpub, located in an old cellar. They had a wood fire burning, and some seriously good craft beer. Later they had a “Tap Takeover” and we had beer from Spain. We even talked to one of the brewers, a guy from California who relocated to the Basque region. This seems to be a common theme in craft brewing over here: American or English brewers setting up shop all over Europe.
There was still light for the first hour of the bus ride back to Sweden. At the border a sniffer dog got on the bus and thoroughly checked us all out.
In Gothenburg, it was too late to take a local bus back to the cat house, so we took a cab, then tried not to wake everyone else staying there.
Distance: 0 (riding, long bus ride)