Oslo Travel Blog› entry 10 of 18 › view all entries
August 3rd, 2007 – by: pyrrho
Quite tired now, so might just have a meal and a quick beer.
I stayed at the Best Western Hotel for a couple of days. The hotel itself is pretty good, with a restaurant attached to it - where you get a discount, being a guest. However - the main problem for me was the noise; there was a local football team playing and I discovered that the locals congregate in this bar and party till 4am.
Went to the Munch museum (http://www.munch.museum.no/) and I have to say he was a pretty depressed person - themes of love, then deep depression and insecurity. The Scream (was stolen) wasn't on show, as it was apparently being restored. In its place was another version that he did, in pastels I think. I think that I did the museum in an hour or so, it's quite small. Though it does have the most impressive security arrangements!! I also went to another museum, the name escapes me at the moment, that had quite a bit on the Vikings. I got told off by one of the guards for leaving my mobile phone on.
If you go to Oslo, make sure you get out of the city and do some of the islands, lakes etc. The main street from the train station is a haven for beggars and drunks, so pretty much like any other city.
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