Lynsey Addario | International Travel Chick

All posts tagged: Lynsey Addario

Norway 186

Oslo, Norway: Beyond the Heated Sidewalks

I had the good fortune to spend 4 days in Oslo.  This city reminds me of Zürich and Geneva in that it doesn’t really have the energy or distinct architecture that London, Paris, Rome or Amsterdam has.  And while I found the city to be kind of “blah”, the city sightseeing tour and museums were actually pretty interesting. A few interesting facts about Oslo: 1.  It was established on 1 January 1838. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III, the city was largely destroyed by fire in 1624. The city was moved during the reign of King Christian IV. It was rebuilt closer to Akershus Castle, and renamed Christiania in his honour (also spelled Kristiania in the late 1800s). In 1925, twenty years after the dissolution of personal union between Norway and Sweden, the city reclaimed its original Norwegian name, Oslo. (source Wikipedia) 2.  This city rich.  And I am not kidding (a regular pizza & Diet Coke from a chain called Pepe’s Pizza cost me $50 USD!  I wanted apply for Norwegian food stamps so I could eat.).  In 2009, Oslo … End holding out, become a member of the overall game with lightning link continuing success and several victories await an individual!


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 309 other followers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *