Oslo Travel Blog› entry 1 of 10 › view all entries
First off, this entry, or any of my entries to come, are probably not going to be of any use to anyone on here, but rather a place I found in cyberspace where I can attempt to regurgitate my experiences in some sort of tangible way, if that's the right word I'm looking for.
Anyway, I'm not real keen on doing a lot of "touristy" things, although I do have my fair share of them. I'm more the type to go somewhere and get to know a city by either having a friend who lives there or by meeting new friends, and discovering it on my own. Leaving room for a bit of impulsiveness can make for some interesting adventures. Living it local is my favorite way to travel and experience the people and culture of a place.
One thing that I hate writing about is weather, but I have to say that it's been pretty wet here with only a few good sunny days so far. Apparently it hasn't rained here this much at this time of year, ever.
Last night was my friend's sisters birthday soiree, so we started the night off with the pre-party, and at about 12:30 in the morn' we headed out on the town. Our point of interest was a pub called Pepe's, with no cover, normal priced beer(70kr), and packed to the hilt. Apparently everyone comes back during the summer, and the weekends are busy. sweet. The one thing I'm not sure I can get used to is getting home after the pub. There aren't enough cabs to go around so people are lined up along the sidewalk, the busses get packed to over capacity with the driver jacking up prices to make an extra buck, or there's the 20 - 30 minute walk home. We chose the walk. Next time I'm thinking of bailing the preparty early and then the pub in order to avoid the crowd. We'll see how it goes...