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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 21st 2015

I start off this European adventure not knowing what to expect. I decided to go somewhere different this year, and with great anticipation I chose Scandinavia. I have never been to Scandinavia before, and I am eager to arrive and get my trip started. Norway would be my first stop and is famous for its breathtaking Fjords and Viking heritage. I arrive at the airport, and off I go. I had already exchanged currency before I left the states, so I was good to go and ready for my adventure to start. I find the train station to take me to the center of town, and the journey begins. Once there, I walk out of the train station into the main area, and my next task at hand is to find my hostel. I look around ... read more
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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo July 13th 2015

NORVEGE 26 : Oslo fin – NORVEGE 26 : Oslo fin texto en castellano debajo del frances... Ce 14 juillet nous sommes à nouveau au Danemark, dans le Juteland, petit à petit notre chemin de retour se rapproche... nous essayons d'avoir un contact avec l'Allemagne pour notre frigo et déciderons donc aujourd'hui de rester un jour deux de plus au bord de la mer ici... Il fait beau, presque chaud ou bon ! L'internet n'est pas évident ou en tous les cas pas gratuit dans ce pays... les blogs se suivront comme nous le pourrons donc ! Nous pensons bien à vous tous et espérons que votre voyage se déroule bien ! Nous passerons la grande partie de notre dimanche 5 juillet dans le Parc Vigeland puis nous rendrons à 13h30 au Palais Royal afin d'assister ... read more
de quoi nous promener !
loin !
pas mal de visiteurs, mais sans nous gêner

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo July 10th 2015

NORVEGE 25 : Oslo 1 – NORUEGA 25 : Oslo 1 Pour mieux profiter des photos, lisez le texte en premier lieu. Puis cliquez sur la première photo qui se trouve dans le texte, après quoi faites suivant ou cliquez sur n°2, 3, 4, etc... La photo apparaîtra en plus grand et vous voyagerez en première loge... En route vers Oslo, nous rencontrons à nouveau une quantité énorme de tunnels... Surprise... dans l'un d'eux se trouve même un rond-point ! Nous en avons été surpris, c'est pour cela que bêtement j'ai poussé sur le bouton ok de ma caméra embarquée... alors qu'elle enregistrait déjà, j'ai donc coupé l'enregistrement... Une photo prise à toute allure, fait qu'elle soit toute trouble, mais tant pis c'est tout de même du jamais vu... du moins pour nous ! Oslo mérite ... read more
Camping de ville à Oslo
Rond point tunnel Oslo !

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 31st 2015

Hi Everyone, This weekend was a solo trip to Oslo - home of rain, misery, interesting sculptures, and whale steaks. I got off the plane on Friday night. A heads up to travellers: the airport is a solid 1 hour drive from the city center. When picking a hotel, make sure you have a plan to get there (preferably by the airport express train). Saturday, I stumbled into a Medieval Festival at Castle Akershus in the middle of town. The museums in the area and the opera house took up most of my day. Whale Steak for supper - It was pretty good with fried onions. Sunday was Vigeland Park - home of the some of the weirdest but best statues you'll ever see. That was followed up with some museums and a ferry ride before ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 31st 2015

A short flight from Hamburg landed us in the capital of Norway, Oslo. The entire population of Norway is a bit below 5 million, of which 600,000 live in Oslo. We stayed close to the train station in the heart of Oslo and close to the iconic Opera House. Our first day we took Larry & Lisa on a quick walkabout of the central district and the Opera House. Even though the sun was peeking through the clouds, the wind was a bit brisk! Last time Barb and I were in Oslo we did the Hop on Hop Off Bus to get around the city and see the key attractions, like the Kon Tiki and the Viking longboat museums. Both were as amazing as we had remembered and Lisa and Larry were also fascinated with the ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 29th 2015

So we totally were down to the wire with printing, packing and making our way to the airport. We got a great deal on a flight to Europe via Norwegian air and their dreamy dreamliner, seriously it's a nice ass plane. Check in was a breeze, but international terminal one at JFK is abysmal. The food options are a fucking joke: the Chinese place Chop X (that X is made from chopsticks. Shakes my head) is literally cup o' noodles. Seriously? Anyhoo, get your food BEFORE you get there or have enough time to eat in a different terminal. Moving on, the plane is beautiful! It was also delayed over an hour and Norwegian Air takes economy international flights to a new level and doesn't even give you water. Do bring WATER or it'll cost you ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 27th 2015

Europe 2015 Blog 1 Monday 15 June – Early wake up call at 4.15 for the neighbours to drive us to the airport. Just as we arrived at the airport we received a text message to say our flight to Sydney had been cancelled. Ignoring the message we bowled into the airport to see what our options were. Two seats were available on the 6 am flight to Sydney. Problem fixed and all luggage (2 suitcases and 2 golf bags) checked thru to Copenhagen. Tuesday 16 June - 32 hours later we arrived at Copenhagen (6.30am local time). No big queues at the Custom gates and a 15 min ride in the train to the centre of Copenhagen. 60 minutes later we checked into the Opera Hotel. Set off immediately to explore Copenhagen - used the ... read more
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Berlin Olympic Stadium
The Berlin Wall

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo May 24th 2015

Three days after returning from the congress in Göttingen I left for a congress in Oslo, the Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, together with my colleague Richard. I had been there two years ago (see my blog entry here) when our Norwegian colleagues had invited me to speak at their client event. I had like Oslo and was looking forward to being there again – and of course to seeing a lot of great colleagues there! We arrived in Oslo on Tuesday evening and met our South African colleague Hennie at the airport, what a coincidence! Once we had checked into our hotel we had a Norwegian dinner just around the corner: the guys ate whale and reindeer, I had some Norwegian waffles with sour cream and strawberry jam. The next ... read more
Akershus Fortress
Norwegian waffles
The ice cream stall

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo April 26th 2015

Lähdettiin Islantiin SAS-yhtiön lennoilla. Oslossa oli 2,5 tuntia vaihtoaikaa. Vessasta sai ilmaiseksi juomakelpoista vettä. Olut maksoikin sitten 11 euroa. Olimme perillä klo 23.30 paikallista aikaa, eli Suomen aikaa klo 2.30 yöllä. Heti lentokentällä piti käydä tax freessä, koska sieltä sai ostettua juomia halvemmalla kuin Islannin viinakaupoista. Olin varannut huoneen hostellista, josta tultiin noutamaan meidät lentokentältä.... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo April 8th 2015

The relaxed, easy-going atmosphere of the city shaped our last day here in Oslo. We planned to hit a couple things, but other than that, it was a chill day of walking around, soaking up the European waves. We first walked a short distance back to the Nobel Peace Centre and payed our admission, which would prove to be 100% worth it. Initially, I thought this was the place where the Nobel Prize winner is announced each year, however it was much more than that. Inside on the first level, was an exhibition designed by, and about the two winners in 2014, Malala and ___________. It took you through their lives, and their impact on the world, really inspiring you to do goodman the world whenever you can, no matter what your circumstance. There were video ... read more
Cool Sculpture

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