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Re: oslo? by Napoleon on 29 November 2003 5:35pm
 
well I have returned from oslo. Lets just say its a very nice city, but yes indeed it is expensive. But saying that if you eat at burger king or indeed various kebab shops you can get by. cinemas are the same price and the underground and attractions are reasonably priced. The people are veru polite and the city is very clean. one thing though the attractions ie museums and parks are poorly sign posted and the tube system is bizarre I shall elaborate later but i now have to dash.
 
Re: oslo? by Napoleon on 4 December 2003 12:36am
 
can I just say once again ryanair was fantastic, punctual along with the necessary bus to transport you from torp to oslo. Every thing ran like clockwork both ways. and for 48 quid for two return flights who can complain.
Oslo seemed to indeed have its own mini climate, cos outside of the city there was snow everywhere whereas the city was just drizzly and very over cast almost dark all day.
One thing I like to do in foriengn lands is go to the cinema, sad i know but I always find how different cultures behave in the cinema quite enlightnening. in oslo everyone got there snacks before hand and went to the toilet before hand, during the film not a soul left the auditorium until the end and then we were escorted out of a fire exit into the street, which when you were bursting for the toilet was not where you wnated to be. but they were all incredibly polite and quiet. Unlike in england.I saw munch's scream which was in the national gallery which was free and very nice. it was quite difficult to find a coffee shop whereas in london you fall over a costa or starbucks on every corner in oslo, they were few and far between and the majority served very poor coffee. we found a nice on in a bakers that did a mean cappucino. Next I would like to go to stockholm or riekevick, one final point is the lanquage, very tricky, usually i make an effort but aapart from hello and thankyou i was very lost. another final point was the city wasnt very croweded and the traffic was minimal compared to most other capital cities which was very pleasant but then the whole populationis only 4.5 million so its no surprise really.
 
Re: oslo? by Katin on 4 December 2003 10:29pm
 
glad you enjoyed your trip,yes it sounds like you got a good deal for that price,I would have bought two bottles of whisky duty free outbound sold them in norway payed for your holiday(now he tells me lol)the movies are great tho did you know if the movies are showing short films of traffic accidents its not because of safety,but drivers can expect a purge on drinking drivers,No breatherlising
but if the police smell drink its a fine plus two weeks in jail,a great idea I think,Oh incidentally one can choose which two weeks of the year are
suitable ie if work is a problem you may choose two weeks of your annual holiday to spend with the norwegian governmentlol.I never bothered learning the language during my two years working there.once had a lovely conversation with a 7 yearold girl in Stravangar in perfect english.In fact I dont ever remember meeting anyone who could not speak english (doesnt it make us lazy)Anyway glad you enjoyed such a lovely country.personally reminds me of canada or vice versa.
 
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