Woke up this morning in the hostel. I don't want to jinx it, but I think I have done a pretty good job adjusting to the time difference, we had a solid 7 hours of sleep last night, and I woke up feeling like it was a normal day. This morning Thor took us to the Viking museum, which was a blast. They had 3 or 4 giant Viking ships from circa 800 AD, which had been excavated from burial grounds that had Kings and Queens buried in them, they were in remarkable condition considering the age. They had the bones on display of the people that were buried in them. One of the Kings had cut marks on his bones form when he died in battle, it was really cool to see, especially in Norway. I picked up a couple of souvenirs from the Viking museum. A small clay statue of Thor (not the driver, but the mythological god), a couple of postcards, and a salt spoon that is shaped like the bows of one of the ships.
For lunch the guys went to the same Mediterranean restaurant we ate at yesterday, having some more Kabobs. But I decided to do something more adventurous. I went to a Burger King and ordered a Whopper. I knew it wouldn't be the same as the states (which is the reason I wanted to try it out). The meat in the burger tasted more like a veggie patty then beef, and needless to say I was pretty unimpressed with this whopper impostor. Everything just tasted a little off, but hey, that's the reason I was trying it in the first place. Everything is very expensive in Norway. Soda's cost about $3 in US currency and the cheapest means you can find is fast food (McDonalds and Burger King) the value meals cost you about $11, and they advertise how great of a deal that is. It's quite expensive to be a tourist in Norway.
We then met up with a local newspaper writer and did an interview, after which, he asked if his photographer could take some photos of us. They took us to a local fortress that is over 700 years old, has been through a handful of wars, and was occupied by the Germans in WWII, and is still actively used as a military base today. It was a pretty breathtaking site to walk around the old base and see the history.
The show was a blast. We had the second largest crowd in the History of the festival/venue, seemed like Norway had been waiting for Demon Hunter for quite awhile.We got back to the hostel around 2 in the morning and got up at 6:30 to catch a ride to the airport, add showers and packing on top of that, there wasn't much sleep to have.
A tired American Viking in Norway.