Thon Hotel Stefan
Travel Blogs from Oslo
... br> Doing the Hop on Hop off bus.
The round trip took about an hour and a half. We only got off once at
Vigelandsparken (don’t I sound Norwegian, Yah) Sculpture Park. It was pretty
cool. All these sculptures of naked people. Heaps of them. The rest of the ride
was pretty good. Oslo is a very pretty city with heaps of museums, which, strangely,
we didn’t visit. Did go past the Royal Palace and the Vestbanen ...
... money if it is still going……
All in all it was a fairly good tour as tours go. Before we
knew it we were back on board, to rest up before late dinner sitting & to
watch a Tribute Elton John Show before bed.
A cuppa on the top dining deck & to see the Sun at Twilight &
guess what time it is 11.30 pm UNREAL that the sun is just doing its’ last rays
at this time at night. Another day ...
Karianne is Shane's cousin, and Olav is her boyfriend. They've been together since university, and they have had some amazing adventures together! We loved looking at photos and hearing about their experiences in Svalbard, the Northernmost part of Norway. In Svalbard, it's mandatory that everyone carries a rifle at all times, because of the serious possibility of running into a POLAR ...
... they had out, (the English entries, anyway!), and there were a lot of entries about the place being gross and dirty and things being stolen... So it might not be the best place to stay, but it was one of the cheapest. In saying that though, that's Norway cheap, still at around $40 a night each!! Crazy! We went back up to the room, and chilled out and went to sleep. At least we were the only ones in the room so it was pretty good in the ...
... br> beers with all the other Osloites who had flocked out to enjoy the 4 days of sunshine for the year.
Each evening we went to a BBQ ('grilling') with Marte's friends. (NB: sausages go great with
rumper). We just mainly sat round chilling and chatting. Norwegians are a pretty cool bunch of people I gotta say. Very friendly and open-minded.
Other highlights from Oslo were ...