Tag Archives: Norway

Beer prices in Oslo – R: 5/6

24 Jun

Beer in Oslo is not cheap; Oslopuls.no just published an unofficial ‘beer-barometer’ presenting prices from over 60 beer-serving-places in Oslo. Not suprisingly; Lekter’n is topping the list. My impression is that if you’re from out of town visiting you very likely could end up here; Aker Brygge has a great view; fully exposed to the sun; and there’s a lot of space on the boat. If you don’t want to hang around forever to find a place to sit on the nearby places then Lekter’n is a good choice.

Photo is from a cheaper pub on the other side of town: Oslo Mekaniske Verksted

My rating of this list: 5/6
… An informative, up-to-date, and extensive list that I in theory could have a lot of use for. In reality I usually buy apple martini’s and cosmo’s when I’m out; while I enjoy Pale-Ale’s at home.

 

 

Kjøkken Og Bar – R: 4/6

24 Jun

Seems like all I’m doing these days is eat and eat and eat when I look at my blog. 😐
I’ve been to Kjøkken og Bar @ Møllergata/Youngstorget in Oslo before and had some average meals, so was (a bit) surprised to find their chicken burger so good (meaning better than average I guess). Me ad my feta-craving-friend-Inga asked for feta and it was a successful combination!

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My rating: 4/6
…What I wanted when I ordered it. The feta was a nice touch, and should be implemented on the menu by the chef. The spot is great for a day out in the sun, so maybe that added to my rating. The draw-back was one “chewy” part of the chicken, and no flavor in the chicken.

Bygdøy museums – how to spend money in Oslo

22 Jun

When the weather is sunny Bygdøy is good for three things; museums, café’s, and a small beach.

If you like hemp and bamboo then the Kon-Tiki museum is great. The original Kon-Tiki raft is on display inside the museum, and there is a b&w movie going on repeat in the cinema. Not highly interesting, but it’s there. There’s some-sort-of-weird-fish-attraction in the basement supposed to appeal to children(?); a big plastic fish hanging from the ceiling.

Buy an OsloPass before going if you plan to visit more than one museum…

 

Finally grilling season in Norway

7 Jun

This past weekend part of the roof top of my block burnt down. Apparently the fire alarms were all on strike.

I was homeless for about four hours before I got to return to my all-new-bonfire-smelling-warderobe.

I’m investing in a Dropbox. Right now.

Watch my video @ Youtube


May 17 – Norway’s Constitution Day

17 May

Fun because:

1. _Everyone_ is out in the streets celebrating
2. It’s obligatory to eat ice cream, preferably with lots of whipped cream and strawberries
3. You drink champagne for breakfast
3. People get dressed up, and most Norwegians wear their bunads.
4. It’s a national holiday. Yay for red calendar days.

Pictures are from Oslo, today

 

Colors of Northern Norway

8 May

Most boring palace in Europe?

16 Apr

One of the main attractions in Oslo is the Royal Palace, which from the front consists of empty space and a dirt road. Unknown renovation spoiling the scene. Is this the most boring palace in Europe? The palace itself looks a bit like a worse miniature of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, but the greenery is nothing like the Gardens of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin!

The Royal Palace Park is inviting during the day, especially during the summer when the colors pop out. During the night this park  has been associated with assaults, although no worse than than in most American cities and towns.