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HJ DJ
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Hi there,

So the wife and kids want to go to Spain again this summer. I want to go to Scandinavia. Norway it is.

I’ll be travelling with my car and racing bike, and maybe play a game somewhere. Thinking about the south of Norway. Any tips?


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Tips for where you can get a game in?
 
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Ah sorry ...
Yes. Tips about where to play a game, tips about where to sleep (I bring my tent with me), tips about nice places/people

I already have a mail from Kai from Kristiansand. He told me about Rallarvegen and that Bergen should be a nice place to visit ...

Ah I just see Kristoff winning an etappe in the Tour ...
 
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Nice
There is a boardgaming group called "Prekestolen gamers" near Stavanger (on the south west coast). They can be nice, or so I have heard.
Also there is Prekestolen wich is a must see or if you are more adventorus: Trolltunga http://www.visitnorway.com/no/product/?pid=149585
 
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Ah. I've seen pictures of this and want to see it. Very spectacular. I think I already have a part of the route: Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen ...
 
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If you are going to Stavanger area and Preikestolen give us a hint on when and we maybe can arrange a gamenight while you are here:-) We in Preikestolen gamers would love to have you join us if most of us not are on holiday while you are here... Check out www.preikestolengamers.no where you can see who we are and what we are playing.

Welcome to Norway!
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Hi Svein,

I checked out your site. It looks great!!

I'm planning to leave on sunday (27/july).

If I'm correct you are playing in Jørpeland?

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Hi Henderikus!

If you do travel to Bergen then there is a board game group that meets every Wednesday (http://www.bergenbrettspill.no/?s=english). I've not yet managed to get to their group meets yet (for some reason I seem to have been very busy most Wednesday nights since I've moved to Norway), and they were on holiday for the month of July, but I will try and get down there sometime in August.

I have a plan to run a few game nights at my house too but, for the moment, my games collection is pretty limited. I'll try and rectify that as soon as I am able, but there may be some game nights being advertised very soon (perhaps they will coincide with your visit).

Anyway, I hope you have a great holiday in Norway.

Joe
 
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If you get all the way to Trondheim I can organise a game night.
 
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sveinmain wrote:
If you are going to Stavanger area and Preikestolen give us a hint on when and we maybe can arrange a gamenight while you are here:-) We in Preikestolen gamers would love to have you join us if most of us not are on holiday while you are here... Check out www.preikestolengamers.no where you can see who we are and what we are playing.


If you wouldn't mind another interloper from Bergen coming to your gaming circle then I could be tempted to make a trip down to the Stavanger area too. My girlfriend and I are both pretty new to Norway and we've been hankering to tick off a couple of touristy things (like seeing the Preikestolen) so, depending on timings, we could combine the activities.
 
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Well Joe that is of course a good idea!
My motto is: the more the merrier!
 
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znirp81 wrote:
If you get all the way to Trondheim I can organise a game night.

Mmhh I believe that that is quit a trip.
So I don't think so. At the moment it looks like I have just some 10 days to spend. But if things change (work) I could have another extra week. Then I'll come back on yor offer!
 
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frky wrote:
Well Joe that is of course a good idea!
My motto is: the more the merrier!

Hi Joe,
Thought I sent you an e-mail?
I arrived today in Norway and am around Kristiansand.
 
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frky wrote:

Hi Joe,
Thought I sent you an e-mail?
I arrived today in Norway and am around Kristiansand.


Hi sorry for the delayed reply. Managed to get stuck on a pretty remote island with no internet access. I've sent a mail but I'm afraid it is looking like I might not be able to get out of some work commitments until at least the weekend (possibly later but I'll find out today).

If you do come to Bergen then feel free to drop me a line and I'll see if I can rustle up some players for a game of something but it is looking that my ambitions to join you in Stavanger have been somewhat grounded.
 
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The boat to Kristiansand was loaded (with people ...).


So had to take the boat to Langesund.


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Next, find a camping,



and set the tent up

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Next day (tuesday) a trip by bike to Lillesand.



And play a game of A few acres of snow with Kai at Handverkeeren (a pub).


Of course we had a locally crafted beer


Very nice. Kai was also a very nice guy and we had a great evening. Most probably we'll see each other in Essen in october.

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And again a biketrip. You shouldn't take to many diversions over here, cause you take the chanche that the road ends like this ....



Today (Thursday) preparing for Stavanger/Preikestolen.
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Looks good! I hope you're having a great holiday!

Unfortunately, after talking to the boss, I am definitely confined to Bergen for the foreseeable future but feel free to get in touch if you do manage to get as far north as here.

Good luck with your travels!
 
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Well finally some time to tell how the story went on ....
But have to rely on my memory for a great deal:
I got two adresses for campings. One was some 10 km south of Stavanger. It turned out to be a kind of a gipsy camp (as far as i could see). I went on to the City camping in Stavanger:


I was there at dinner time and parked my car and tent next to a Dutch couple. I got some soup and meat from them, and I contributed some wine :-) It was rather cold that evening.

Friday august 1:
I visited the centre of Stavanger: The Harbour


and the nice little village next to the harbour:



at the Canningmuseum I scored some sardines and, together with some buns, it was my lunch ...


In the evening I played some games with André, Glenn, Eelco and Geir Harald (if I'm correct ..., like I said ... the memory).

First game (3 people). If I'm correct a crowd funder:



Sorry don't know the name of the game anymore. It was OK. Not my favourite.

And



Get Bit!

A nice game!

And another crowdfunder:



Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia

I liked this game also. But made a mistake at the start. So I was rather chanceless.

We also played a nice cardgame, something with animals (?) and a feather. And it was important not to exceed the 50 kg. The last game was a casinogame, mmhh can't find it.

During gameplaying it was thundering loudly and raining fiercely outside. André told me it would be the same the next few days. But when I went back to the camping I was lucky. The rain had stopped!!! I had to walk half an hour to the camping, so I was very pleased that it didn't rain anymore!




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Saturday august 2
Well, thanx to the rain and the forecasts I decided to go back. This time with the boat from Stavanger. I booked a hotel in the local hospital. When I wanted to park the car, I got a flat tyre. OMG
That was a long time ago I had to replace a tyre ...

While I was replacing the tyre, the helicoptor had to leave ...


Well after some problems with the room (they put me in a room with a family of 5), I took the bike and cycled around:


and ended in a new suburb ...:


On the way back I crossed an Irish pub

and had some beer


Back in my room, I saw that I had a roommate. He was from Saskatoon Sasketchwan and had some wodka. I had some wine and whisky to play some dicegames. He was a nice chap and we had a good lot of fun.

In Denmark I found a garage to replace the sparetyre


Going down I decided to travel to Plön, nearby Kiel. Here some photo's of the surroundings. The weather was fine and I had good company in Dirk. The poor sod lived in the tent next to my tent. He had been married to some Dutch woman and was thrown out the house by his latest concubine ...



Well like y'all know: there is even beer in Germany (and much cheaper than in Norway

After a few nice days in Plön: back home. Unfortunately a big accident at Hamburg-Süd and a traffic jam with some nice rain ...

Well it was a really nice trip. Next time with wife and kids?
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