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Seeing Oslo with Gudny and Steph, adding a new drinking lesson to Steph's accelerated program :)

Oslo Travel Blog

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Ski Jump In Oslo, from the 1992 Olympics

This morning i met up with Gudny and Estephanie to explore Oslo. They both met me at my hostel so thank you both for not making me trekk across the city trying to find you guys.  We first went up to the Ski Jump museum in Oslo, it is WAYYY UP on the hill, and is where one of the main events of the olympics were held.  You can walk up to the lift and see just how high it is, and that I would never do something like that lol.

Me, Gudny, and Estephanie
.. We then had lunch and checked out the Kon Tiki museum, detailing the Norwegian exproration of some pacific islands.  Frankly I thought this was going to be about Viking ships so I was kinda dissappointed :(.  After that Gudny went to work, someone has to deport the skum of Oslo and she has that job! Thank you very much Gudny for taking the time out of your schedule to meet us, show us around your city, and also for taking your car :) 

After that me and Estephanie were off to explore more of the city, the Vigland park with all the sculptures, this was really cool and unexpected, very beautifull park, with alot of 'creative' sculptures some a little racier than others.  We had fun taking funny photos and exploring the park.  We checked out the new Opera House by the docks, which is amazing, the design is such that you can walk up the side of the building and then scale the slanted roof of the structure in order to enjoy some of the best views of Oslo.

such pretty vikings :)
  After getting some food, we then checked out the Royal Parliament and Royal Palace and then we had to go on a little pub crawl, OSLO STYLE!!!...

First stop, the bar at the Sentral Stasjon, we had a few drinks and I introduced Steph to something new to her, vodka shots :))) After a few drinks, we were ready to continue, but the bartender informed me that first they had no limes for the shot, OK, but then they had no ice... NO ICE??? What kind of a bar is this? Time to change venues...  Sounds simple just find the next bar right... WRONG! since SOMEONE forgot to take their ID (hmmm who can that be...) and kept on getting carded...  (Honestly she is 21!!!)

We get to a bar, "Can I see your ID?" DAMN! Lets move on...

Next bar, "ID please" CRAP :( We have have been denied by half of the bars on Karl Johans Gate and I AM SOBERING UP!!!

We finally find a place, @ FRIDAYS, I couldn't care where it is, I am just RELIEVED! I can get back to drinking :)  The night was awesome, had a bunch of laughs, saw a lot of Oslo, and truly enjoyed my time here.

Some thoughts on Oslo...

Upon exiting the Oslo Sentral Stasjon, yuo see the beginning of a familiar scene/pattern here in Oslo, street contruction/repair.  I am not talking about expanding the city or making it look new, apparently for the last few years Oslo has been constantly rebuilding roads, squares its a neverending process (sounds like NY haha).  What really amazes me is that not in Denmark or Norway did anyone checked my passport, WHAT??? No passport control, I guess they feel that if the people in London grill you enough with every possible question, they will give you a pass :)

The airport personnel like to have fun too, they roam around the airport on scooters (who says everyone has to grow up) and is really funny to see two airport workers high five eachother while passing on scooters CLASSIC!

Also Oslo Express train to  the airport has some meaningless inspectors I thought.

Me and Estephanie hanging out on top of the Opera House
  In order to board the train, one has to scan the ticket, so their job is unnecessary yet this is the protocol... First one inspector passes buy, looks around, for what I have no idea then goes away. Minutes later, a different inspector passes by has a look around... Finally BOTH inspectors pass by and have a look again.  I have no idea why????

Ok on to Stockholm!

 

darlingwish says:
awesome!! hehehehe
Posted on: Jul 27, 2008
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Ski Jump In Oslo, from the 1992 Ol…
Ski Jump In Oslo, from the 1992 O…
Me, Gudny, and Estephanie
Me, Gudny, and Estephanie
such pretty vikings :)
such pretty vikings :)
Me and Estephanie hanging out on t…
Me and Estephanie hanging out on …
You can see it hasnt been used in…
You can see it hasn't been used i…
Gudny and EStephanie
Gudny and EStephanie
Me and Gudny
Me and Gudny
Being silly in the souvenir shop
Being silly in the souvenir shop
We entered this museum, i thought …
We entered this museum, i thought…
Ski Jump from 1992 Olympics
Ski Jump from 1992 Olympics
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Beautiful city of Oslo
Beautiful city of Oslo
Vigpark had alot of weird statues
Vigpark had alot of weird statues
Famous Sad baby statue
Famous Sad baby statue
I guess parenting techniques in No…
I guess parenting techniques in N…
wtf???
wtf???
Haha
Haha
Smile :)
Smile :)
Click Click
Click Click
Striking a pose!
Striking a pose!
Give me that sword!
Give me that sword!
Stephs drinking lessons continue …
Steph's drinking lessons continue…
hmmm
hmmm
That kebab was good hmmm
That kebab was good hmmm
Statue admires the Opera House
Statue admires the Opera House
Oslo Hostels review
OK Hostel in Oslo since there is not much to choose from
This place is quite nice, but feels more like a hotel than a hostel. There are no bunk beds, large rooms, and huge communal showers :) There is a rec… read entire review
Oslo
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