The rain has stopped. At least temporarily. Dark clouds still loom. And the wind has picked up. But I did manage to get out of the house and treat myself to a good curry.
Sagar, the owner/manager, joined me as I dined at the OM Indian Restaurant. The past few days have been busy, he says. Not the volume of last year’s festival, but still very good. Sunday was surprisingly quiet. I enjoyed a simple “Curry Chicken”, one of the lunch specials, including a free dessert for about 90kr ($4.50). The dinner prices are quite a bit higher, but the value for the lunch set is hard to beat!
Following that, I stopped by Alchymy Hotel, to have a coffee. The cafe looks a bit posh from the outside, but the view from the terrace is hard to beat. They charge 45kr ($2.25) for an Illy Cappuccino. A pretty standard price for table service here. I found it to be a bit bitter and small, but that’s how Italian coffee should be, right? Next time I’ll get a Latte. The patio was nearly full, but I found an empty seat quickly. The table across from me had 3 girls, obviously american tourists, chatting away with their faces glued to their cellphones. They seemed quite confused about the exchange rate. I chuckled to myself. The table furthest from the door had a strange duo, constantly looking up at the castle tower. It wasn’t until I got up to leave that I realized they were artists, making sketches. Cool. Nicely done, too!