This weekend I had guest here in Oslo, Norway. So I showed them around to different sights here in Oslo. And one of these places where the Kontiki museum. The museum is about the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his expeditions around the world where Kontiki is the most famous.
During the Kontiki expidition Thor and his crew build a wooden raft in balsa wood and sailed it for 100 days between South America and Polynesia in order to show that the people from Polynesia came from South American and not Asia.
The position took place in 1948 and during this expedition the crew at Kontiki documented the entire trip. It all ended up in a documentary that later won an Oscars Award for best documentary in 1950. A documentary that I really could recommend.
The expedition has also become adventure and history movie of a bit more fictional type but still based on the true events and story of reality. That movie where released in 2012 and is also a move that I would recommend.
Here is a link if you would like to visit the museum or get more information about it.
Here is a photo from the visit yesterday.
Half the week has already past and it went quick. Now I am looking forward to the trip med and G have planned for a long time the the mountains this weekend. Its a ski resort we are going to visit but the ski season doesn’t start first 29th of November so we will get into the mountains and just relax and discover a new part of Norway. Read some snow reports and it has been snowing but the not so much that there will be any downhill/alpine skiing. However even if its doubtful there might be some tracks for cross country skiing in the area that we can use. Hope that it would be very nice to be able to get some cross country skiing this weekend. We will see but I promise to keep you posted.
However, this is one of the first real trips we will make since we moved here for more than one year ago. So I’m really looking forward to it and we have hired a car to get there. Obviously we hired a Volvo as the Swedes we are. I hope it’s one of the later models and will be fun to try the new V40.
Tonight G are working late so I had dinner in front of the TV and watched a documentary on youtube about the development of aircraft carriers thought out the history, much better documentary than the one I watched a few days ago. If you’re interested in that kind of things I attached in the bottom of this post.
It has become a bit of a Kontiki weekend for me. Before this weekend I didn’t know very much about Kontiki that is a raft that where built by a the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdal. He and 5 other guys sailed the raft from Peru to Polynesia in their hand build raft in 101 day and proved that it was possible for people that travel between these two places even several hundred years ago.
But now I know a lot more about it and are very fascinated by both Kontiki and Thor Heyerdal. I visited the museum yesterday and today I saw the documentary they recorded while they did their journey. The documentary won also an Oscar in 1951 for best documentary.
Must say that it was a very interesting documentary and really liked it, even if it’s over 65 years old.
The museum was great and I can really recommend it.
Here’s some pictures from the visit at the museum.