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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
Brandenburg Gates Berlin
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

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo April 7th 2015

The night train arrived in Oslo at 6:25am, and after a surprisingly good sleep, Shawn and I headed towards our hostel to drop our big bags off in luggage storage. Unfortunately, and really inconveniently, we can't check in until 3pm! That means another 1st-day-in-Reykjavík-like day with years of walking! Trying first to find some food, because oh ya, it's easter MONDAY now and everything is also closed, we venture into the central part of the city. After grabbing some quick stuff from a 7-11 (sorry Peterboroughians, there's a ton of them over here!) we walk around the city because literally nothing is open! The first thing we came across was the old Akershus Fortress which was really cool to walk around. It's open always to the public and you're able to walk on top of the ... read more
Palace Seflie
Palace palace

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo March 22nd 2015

Í gær hitti ég mjög skemmtilegt fólk sem var á sama hóteli og ég. Við fórum saman um bæinn og skoðuðum okkur um og enduðum kvöldið á bar. Ég þurfti þó að fara snemma að sofa til að vakna fyrir flugið til Bangkok. ... read more

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

Nú er ég kominn á hótelið í Osló. Ég náði að sofa í rúman hálftíma og líður eins og það sé kominn nýr dagur. Á leiðinni á hótelið hitti ég fólk sem verður þar líka og við stefnum á að fara út og skoða okkur um fljótlega. ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo December 24th 2014

On our first night whilst moving between quizzes, we shared the elevator to the Crow's Nest with a young couple Jane and Nick. Both live in Southampton and both are originally from the Isle of Wight. As Roisin and Jane got talking, it came as no surprise that Jane's family knows the family of an ex colleague and good friend of Roisin's. In fact Jane's mother was the predecessor to Roisin's friend in the local Brownie group on the island! As I keep saying: ‘It's a small world…but I wouldn't want to paint it!!!' Oslo lays at the end of a 60 mile long fjord but as we sailed this deep expanse of water surrounded either side by (I am told) its picturesque snow covered peaks. The ship will have weaved through the many pine clad ... read more
Karl Johan Gate, Oslo (24 Dec)
Nubile, athletic...but cold as ice!!
Chris and drinking buddy!!

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 31st 2014

Meg majus elejen tortent, hogy egy hosszu hetvegere ellatogattam Osloba. Korabban gondoltam mar ra, de most ugy gondoltam, miert is ne, foleg, hogy a British Airways merfoldjeimet hasznalva eleg olcso jegyet sikerult szereznem. Az ut odafele rendben ment, leszamitva a leszallas utani reszt, amikor is eloszor azt vettem eszre, hogy all a gep valahol a betonon, de nem a kiszallito folyosoknal. Kb 5 perc mulva a pilotafulkebol jott az informacio, hogy szivarog az egyik futomunel a hidraulikus folyadek, ezert egy ideig meg nem lehet kiszallni, ki kell vizsgalni mi van. Kozben nehany tuzoltoauto meg egyeb jarmu erkezett, aztan ugy fel ora mulva vegul begurulhattunk a terminalhoz kiszallni. Az utlevelvizsgalat eleg gyorsan ment, utana viszont a csomagokra kellett varni vagy 50 percet (lehet, a hidraulikus folyadek szivargasa a rakodoter ajtajanal is problemat okozott). Vegul az utasok nagy ... read more
Az Akershus kastely
Az operahaz
A kiralyi palota

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo August 11th 2014

Woke this morning to it raining and cooler then usual. I went down to the main cottage and started my coffee. Andreas came in and gave me a huge hug-that was so lovely! I made Andy, Gry and Andreas grilled cheese sandwiches which seemed to be palatable and we made our days plans over breakfast. We decided that the girls would go to Oslo and Andy would stay back and rest, or take Anna to get a new cell phone, purchase a new freezer, clean the other one out, install the new one and tend the horses hahahaha As we (Gry, Thea and I) left the driveway of the cottage and traveled some down the road, we stumbled upon Vigdis (have to put that in there since she is now reading my blog giggles) and her ... read more
Drive to Oslo
Aker Brygge

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