A glance of Oslo

I’m sure many of you found yourselves saying at least once “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey”.

That’s exactly what we had in mind when we booked a Mini Cruise Trip with DFDS from Copenhagen to Oslo in the following way: 34 hours on water and 31 hours in Oslo.

Even though not our typical travel way, it was fun and extra comfort for a better price than other means of transportation (tickets were bought 5 days in advance – 280 euro – 2 people – return). As an advice, if you’re not short on budget,  definitely pay the extra 30-50 euros to get a double bed and sea view.

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I’m not going to list all the stuff you can do on a cruise but I can tell what you should not miss: sunset in outdoor jacuzzi and dinner in spot with great view: since it’s a bit more pricey you might as well stay there until they kick you out 😛 .

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The seagull is greeting us to a sunny morning as we are almost there 🙂 .

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The first impression we have when we arrive is that Oslo is not the typical Scandinavian city. It has a cutting edge architecture that varies from stunning contemporary architecture near the sea to classicist German influences deeper inland.

The Vigeland Park is a huge sculpture park that depicts the story of life from birth until death.

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“The Monolith”, made out of 121 human figures combined, is the focal point of the park and it’s  meant to represent the human desire to reach out to the divine.

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Our time on earth is only a part of an eternal cycle with no beginning and no end…

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Pretty autumn on the city fortress (yes, they have that too).

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So, what traditional Norwegian food did we eat? It’s called Tikka Masala and it is as indian as it can be. Norway is the most expensive country in Europe (and not only) to drink and eat out, so going in the immigrants district is your alternative. And it was yummy!

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Oslo’s opera house is inspired from the shape of a flat iceberg and it’s a great playground even for those who are no so much into opera.

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And it seems we live in a barcode era…literally.

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Tjuvholmen is probably the simbol of modern art in Oslo. A place where you wouldn’t like to find yourself in the 18th century when it was an island for thieves executions , today it became probably the most expensive neighbourhood to live in._DSC1313And we also made a friend there ^_^

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Taking the train up to Frognerseteren I’d say  we got a quite different perspective over Oslo. And some unexpected degrees in minus from the sea level 😀 .

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Oslo was just a teaser for us, see you soon with more Norway,

Iulia & Bancsi

Iulia

In search for balance and a long term way to enjoy the world around us without getting dragged in the society speed. You'll probably find me in my best element hiking mountains, reading a book in a hammock or exploring off the beaten path sides of the world. Of course, with a backpack.

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