Norway and Oslo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Banksy on the quay

Alarm went off at 3.30 am for a departure from Dubai at 7.15 am. 7 Hour flight to Oslo across Iran, Caspian sea, southern Russia and Sweden to arrive at 11.30am to a balmy 2 degrees.

Oslo, population of 700,000 has a railway from the airport to the centre of the city, which we took and arrived at hotel; in about 15 minutes. Walked around town and reacquainted ourselves with the main drag after about a 15 year absence. Everything is ruinously expensive. The exchange rate is 6.15 Kroner for an Australian dollar. There is a 24% GST applied to everything, which adds a great deal to the cost of items, including food. Everyone we have met speaks English fluently, puts most of us to shame with our single language culture.

It snowed on the Monday from about lunch time, only a gentle portend of things to come further north. We are moving onto Tromso on Wed morning, a two hour flight and hopefully the northern lights.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
yours truly in front of palace
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Kay in the main street, Karl Johans gate
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Oslo tram
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
View from Hotel window near National theatre station
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Grand Hotel where Nobel prize winners stay

 

 

3 thoughts on “Norway and Oslo

  1. penny bristol-jones February 6, 2016 / 8:38 am

    Hi there Wally & Kay, Great to catch up on your travels and thanks for replying to my email. Looks as if you are having a wonderful time. Enjoy every minute.

    Like

  2. Fred and Tammy February 6, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    It looks soooo cold , thats why we want to stay here as we know the feeling. But, I must admit, it also is very beautiful.
    ☃❄️👍 Fred. and Tammy

    Like

  3. Amanda Marshall February 10, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    You can have the cold! Give me summer anytime. That’s the price you pay to see the Northern Lights i guess! Stay warm and enjoy.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s