We stopped at the first restaurant after the border, which wasn’t that great, and continued to Bled. We couldn’t find a B&B for a reasonable price, so we moved on to Bohinjska Bela. At first we tried Bovec B&B, but he only had one apartment left at the top floor with a climb of 32 stairs, and it didn’t really suit us. We arrived at Ravnik, house number 64 (www.sobe-ravnik.si), which cost €44 a couple including a great breakfast. The owner, Mojca Ravnik, greeted us with a cup of coffee and cookies. We booked the place for 4 nights.
I arrived Quito at 6 am, and caught a taxi to Galapagos hostel. The gate was locked, and to the sleepy Seniora who showed up I told I was looking for Daniel. By the time he arrived, I managed to meet in the hostel half of the people I knew in the Galapagos islands. After a good breakfast we went on our way.
I reserved a room in advance in the visitor center residing near the famous lighthouse, but when we got there we saw it was a dump. We escaped quickly and immediately saw a sign on the right saying ROM = room. We got a house with a top floor kitchen, living room, TV, ground floor bathroom and a toilet for 700 krone with an amazing view to the islands. We did a tour near the lighthouse, and it turned out that our owner's grandfather was the lighthouse keeper and the room we stayed in was his room.
When it was time to look for a place to stay for the long night, we thought of settling in camping at the Lofoten's entrance - but we couldn't find it. We decided to check the cost of staying at the hotel but the price (1250 krone with breakfast) convinced my husband to keep looking.
Camping we saw on the map eastern toward Sweden turned out to be closed. We found an X on the sign directing to it. We asked in the gas station where we could find a place for the night, and eventually we found a hotel at Bjerkvik, considered a workers' hotel, but set on the banks of a fjord with an amazing view to the fjord, comfortable rooms with excellent breakfast for 1090 krone. Hour was 20:30 so we also ate dinner at the hotel - meat with unrecognizable side dish for expensive 279 krone.
But the view the next day when we woke up was a huge compensation for the price we paid and all the cloudy days we had experienced so far.
After our incident the day before, I called at 9 am and booked a place for that night. According to our expected progress that day I booked it at Steinkjer, however when we reached there at the end of the day the owner told me I didn't booked. I brought the camping book and showed him the place with its phone and he admit that indeed it's his but insisted I didn't talk with him. I remembered all call details and tried to refresh his memories but in vain.
We continued driving toward Trondheim and found a motel with large rooms for 600 krone and bed sheets for 25 krone per person. We ate a dinner of schnitzel, french fries and salad for 125 krone per each.
At 14:00 we reached Geiranger, and we couldn't even see the fjord. He was obscured by a thick fog. Even the Hurtigruten boat anchoring at the pier you almost can't see.
I told my husband we needed to stop the trip and search for a place to stay. He thought I was crazy for stopping in the middle of the day but I insisted we couldn't drive this way. You don't see a thing and it's scary.
Lan Kwai Fong hotel
We stayed at "Lan Kwai Fong hotel" - located at "Kau U Fong 3" (There are several locations).
A friend from Hong-Kong reccomended the hotel -mostly because of its great location. It's very central and close to the nightlife scene and public transportation.
We stayed at a beautiful boutique hotel, situated right in the middle of the old city. They upgraded us to a suite, which was huge. The hotel has great breakfast (incl. bakery, meat, eggs etc), and a cool roof top bar for an afternoon drink.
A bit pricy but well worth it!
Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci, Via Tomabuoni 3-50123