piatok 20. novembra 2015

Cold North_Airway to Norway

As the smallest and quietest of the Scandinavian capitals, Oslo isn't known for all that much - except being horribly expensive....but it is bustling, bohemian and beautiful. I was in the city for more than 72 hours, which I think it a decent amount of time to see the highlights.

airway to norway

Akershus castle

view from Opera

exploring Oslofjord

exploring Oslofjord


Nobel Peace center

Burger Joint


Gardemoen airport

well...we landed at gardemoen airport than I managed a taxi to take us on place where we have our house. Calling taxi is very nice tweak. there is a machine in front of airport, you just choose the address and it gives you a few options to choose the best one, so we clicked on the cheapest one. I booked the house via airbnb. it was amazing, the host- Charlie was very heplful and friendly. he told us where to go.

The think was, that we came to Norway to visit one married couple. They thought only 4 of us will come, but we were 7. It was a surprise.

We took the bus to down-town and went to their place for some shots. Mirka was shocked for a while but also happy and very hospitable. ....later...8 people went all the way long to THIEF bar, where Mirka's husband- Slavko is working.

The walk was really long... Oslo downtown look like Bratislava from the certain point of view. Oslo street art rubs shoulders with historic palaces, new wave coffee shops and microbreweries cosy up with great museums, and bars heave well into the night. Then there's the vast parks, cutting-edge architecture and stunning waterfronts. In other words, Oslo is a city that well and truly punches above its weight.

We had a wonderfull night with great people and to much shots and drinks.

Some highlights from this trip:

Opera- is just across the road from the station towards the sea and you will know it by slanting white roof, which can be freely climb and survey the surroundings. It's pretty new. King Harald V. solemnly opened in 2008.

Akershus castle is relatively strength away from the Opera House a few hundred meters. The castle was built in 1299 by King Håkon V. Magnusson as a royal residence.

Harbour extends over the entire length of the Oslofjord. But our fellows will certainly be interested in the largest overseas boats moored near the center, which arrive here on a regular basis and on display are from early morning to late afternoon.

We also took one boat to go for sightseen over the oslo fjords. Small islands with few colourful houses, fishermen, good vibes...

City Hall (Rådhus) dominates the port. Part of the concrete hall lined with bricks, two square towers.

There is passes the Nobel Peace Prize every year in Oslo. Before the City hall stands a statue of polar explorer Nansen, you'll find a fountain and several figurative sculptures.

Holmenkollen ski jump - dwelleth on the hill above the city for sure offers panoramic views... but we saw it olny from below.

Not to forget is one great coffee shop- Tim Wendelboe, at place called hipster's area. I can still feel the smell of the coffee. If you are fan of burgers don't miss the best hamburger in town- Burger Joint. It is small place but very nice designed, you will appreciate it.

At face value, Oslo offers a very high standard of living. I am sure than anyone who is not energy sensitive would come here and instantly feel like the quality of life here is very high. But that is because quality of living does not yet take into account the emotional environment of a location.

Anyway... it was nice time well spent, with great people.

budget: 160,-eur (flight + accomodation)

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