What does Norway and a king penguin has in common? Especially one particular penguin.
In the shadow of the recently celebrated Memorial of Holocaust Remembrance and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity, which is marked every January 27th throughout Europe, I have decided to write a short text about the history of the Jews in Norway and the snublesteiners placed in the larger cities of the country.
During the last month of the year every company, school, sports club or group of friends attends Christmas party (Julebord). Usually they book a table in one of the restaurants and eat, drink, chat, hold long speeches while some may go out clubbing after. Anything is possible.
Christmas time in Oslo, as in most European cities, begins in early December with city decorations, lights and Christmas fairs (Julemarked). Christmas tents and booths are placed on large squares but the most visited fair in Oslo is the one between the National Theater and the Parliament Building, where a mini skating ring is also set up.
What does Christmas mean for you? This was the title of a chapter in my Norwegian language book and there were some very interesting thoughts about that. The usual answers were: family, Christmas tree, presents, snow….I say food. And stress 🙂
Everybody loves shopping. Well, alright, not everybody, but most of the people. But even those rare ones love sales and when you combine outlet and sale you have yourself a small trip to Norwegian outlet.
Små ting or small things that I noticed in my six months of continuous living in Oslo, Norway.
Solsiden or Sunny side restaurant is situated on the afternoon sunny side of Oslo’s harbor, just below Akershus fortress. It’s a summer restaurant that opens its door every May all the way till September so you will have to wait till next opening season for a visit, but until then enjoy the review.
The weather forecast for 18th of July 2017 predicted a beautiful and sunny day so we decided to take a short trip to the inner part of Oslofjord called Bunnefjorden, in the municipality of Nesodden in Akershus
After a visit to the Oscarsborg fortress we came back to Drøbak; a small town in Oslofjord with some 13 000 inhabitants. It used to be the winter harbor of Oslo when during harsh winters the fjord would freeze from outside Drøbak all the way up to the capital. Today it is a very popular tourist spot not just for foreigners but also for Norwegians.