Sunday, June 7, 2009

Andalsnes, Norway

Our trip to a very small Fjord town in Norway called Andalsnes was our most beautiful train ride yet. We took a train called the Rauma Line, which took 13 years to build and was finished in 1924. There were too many pictures to choose from, but here are a few...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Harnosand, Sweden

After seeing friends in Stockholm, we went north to a small but lovely town called Harnosand where a lot of my relatives live. A few of my mom's first cousins are still in this town along with both their children and grandchildren. The last time I saw my relatives here was for my Papa's 90th birthday 1993. Thanks to my generous cousin Katarina and her boyfriend Robert, we slept at their bed and breakfast, which was probably the best place we've stayed the entire trip. We were welcomed by all the relatives and they went out of their way to make sure our stay was wonderful. It was also great to see my cousin Jann (and his family) who lived with us for a few weeks when I was young. Katarina and Robert's baby Vilmer was great entertainment and a handsome little guy. We ended our time there with a Logosol company dinner and retreat on the beach. Thanks again to our family in Harnosand! -Ahn


Stockholm was another glorious renuion with my other friend from Aix, Hanna. She and her boyfriend Thomas made us laugh constantly and were very kind to let us stay with them. We spent most of the day walking around Old Town Stockholm and took a tour of the Swedes Royal Palace. It was another fun city with so much to see in such a small amount of time. We're so glad we stopped through though. -Ahn

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Copenhagen, Denmark

Even though we were only in Denmark two nights (like most places), we had a wonderful time visiting with friends and getting to know a little bit more about one of the three Scandinavian lands where Ahn gets her height from. First we took the train from Berlin and it literally went onto the ferry, which we took across the sea. Then we were happily greeted by Bodil, who is the mother of Charlotte, Ahn's good friend from Aix. Charlotte is studying in Australia, so it was sad not to see her, but meeting and staying with her parent's was a treat. Bodil took us on a quick car tour of the city, and we got a firm "stay back" with a gun pound to the ground from a Royal Guard...the fear can be seen on Ahn's face in that picture. When we got to their house, Sven and Bodil had prepared a delicious Danish dinner for us. The next day we took a boat tour of Copenhagen, walked around the Royal Palace, and ended the day perusing Tivoli. Charlotte's boyfriend, Esben (who we had met before in NYC) was great company and fun to see again.