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Oslo Autumn

Those Poor Americans

October 19th 2018
Let's face it. On a world level, Americans are rich. Not all of them, but most of them. Sure we complain about the high cost of living, excessive taxes and the general lack of economic opportunity based on our perceived lack of material goods. But we are still rich. It's not only the Americans though. It's the Australians, English, Germans, Swiss and many more. We know who we are. As we have tr ... read more
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Norwegian Flag Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with De... ... read more
26th October 2018

Glad you enjoyed our little corner in the world
We live in Stockholm so Oslo is not far away. When it comes to travelling in Sweden and Norway it helps to know what is expensive and what isn't. It seems like you learned that the hard way. Since we live here we know the prices already and we don't even notice that some things are expensive. Nice to read a story written by an outsider what it is like to travel here./Ake
27th October 2018

Indeed we did enjoy Oslo very much. Really a beautiful city and we wish we could see some of the northern parts of the country. Hopefully, we will be back soon. It was expensive but mostly because we watch our money so close. They had lots of discounts for tourists to get into museums and for transit, but they were geared towards short-term visits. Still a great time. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Ake. We appreciate it!

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