Friday, August 26, 2016

Trip Notes, Chapter#11, Kristiansand& surroundings

On our way to Kristiansand, w e had a a short coffee break at Grimstad it was a typical summer holiday village. 
All cafes, pubs were full, people were dealing with their vessels, the others were sitting on the stairs in the pier area to get sun tan. Unfortunately they have so limited time to have sun shine, whenever they find it, they try to enjoy.
We walked all the way down to pier, all those white painted wooden houses, nicely decorated balconies were so pretty. 
Boat tours or boathiring to organize your own tours are so nice options here. 

According to my another observation, I think there is a traditional Norwegians, likes balcony and terrace living. Most of the balconies have lovely seating groups and most of the chairs are in transverse positions. As I indicated before, most probably they have maximum one month to enjoy summer at their balconies, they decorate them for this special time.

Grimstad is where Knut Hamsun lived the final years of his life. He was a major Norwegian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun's work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to the subject, perspective and environment.
Also, Grimstad is the town of Henrik Ibsen, and there are many traces of these famous writers to be found. Henrik Ibsen's story is told in the building where he worked as an apothecary's assistant in his youth – the pharmacy in which he wrote what was to become Catilina, his first play. The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad is the oldest of its kind in the country. 
I'm so glad that we got a chance to tour this nice place, it is really worth to pay a visit.
After visiting many different places and with quickly change able weather conditions we arrived Kristiansand. 
What do you expect after a long day and heavily loaded program? A comfortable, quiet depending weather conditions a warm or cool hotel room. 

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