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Sep152014

Clarion Collection No 13 Bergen, Norway

There are two Clarion Collection hotels in Bergen, Norway. Clarion Collection Havnekontoretis ranked #1 on TripAdvisor this week with 84% favorable rating and Clarion Collection No 13 is ranked TripAdvisor #2 of 42 listed hotels for Bergen with an 80% favorable rating. I stayed at both hotels and I highly recommend either hotel. The better…

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Sep132014

Hotel Atlantic Sandefjord, Clarion Collection

Hotel Atlantic Sandefjord, Clarion Collection is a 100-year old hotel in the historic whaling town on the southeast coast of Norway. Besides a visit to the whaling museum, two other reasons to find yourself in Sandefjord are the Sandefjord TORP airport 4 minutes by train north of town and the Color Line Sandefjord – Strømstad,…

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Sep122014

Oslo Sandefjord Torp Airport low cost flights

There are currently five airlines operating at Oslo Sandefjord Torp Airport (TRF) 120 km south of Oslo with Norwegian Air, RyanAir, WizzAir, Widerøe (SAS) and KLM. Oslo Sandefjord Torp Airport low cost flights provided a great alternative for cheap and quick transportation to Bergen, Norway (BGO). Oslo Sandefjord Torp Airport (TRF) is one of two…

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Sep122014

USA Branded Bergen

There are quite a number of Americans in Bergen, Norway. I did not come across any Americans during four days in the southeast Norway coastal towns of Larvik and Sandefjord. So I guess it is not surprising to discover USA branded Bergen. Think Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King, 7-Eleven. And of course there is the ubiquitous…

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Sep122014

Oops! Radisson Royal Bergen hotel damaged Bryggen UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When the SAS Hotel in Bergen, now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen, was constructed in the late 1970s beside the Bryggen UNESCO World Heritage Site, local groundwater began leaking into the hotel construction site. Groundwater beneath historic Bryggen maintained foundational strength and a waterlogged oxygen-poor soil environment preserving cultural artifacts from the thousand year…

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