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Sunday, December 28, 1997
Barcelona, Spain to Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway:
Latitude: 59° 55' 13" North
Longitude: 10° 41' 48" East
Altitude: 225 feet
From Seattle: 5471 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Tove and Einar

Today's Travel:
Countries: England, Norway
Regions: Greater London, Oslo Fjord
Route: Brittish Air: Flight 477M, Brittish Midlands: Flight 507Q
Start: Barcelona, Spain
Stop 1. Heathrow, London, England
End:Oslo, Norway
Linear:1582 miles
Weather: Overcast

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 262
Linear Dist: 89653
Countries Visited: 20
Regions Visited: 94
More stats...
Hotels: 42
Friends / Family: 83
Camping: 35
Hostels: 76
Transit: 26
Beers: 1087

Journal Entry:
Determined to leave Barcelona properly I stayed up dancing all night and barely had time to get a shower in before heading to the airport. I opted to take the train instead of the faster bus(?!?) on the chance that I could catch the people I've been rowing with at the station and say goodbye. Unfortunately I missed them.

Met my friend Sof at Heathrow (where I had a couple hour layover). When I had made arangements to meet her I hadn't thought about having to go through customs, so that ate up a lot of our time. Still managed to have lunch and a beer (at the airport), and it was nice to see her and get caught up.

Tove met me at the airport in Oslo. She and Einar were having a diner party which I was priveledged to attend. Diner was traditional Norwegian fare (Rake Fisk, 3 types of smoked salmon). Not only did I try the Rake Fisk (basically aged raw trout), but I enjoyed it (even had seconds)! The dinner was verry nice, and festive and made me feel better about missing my traditional Christmas diner.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Oslo
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Norway

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