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My small tribute to the victims of the Oslo bombing

Oslo Bomb & Shooting – The Day That Will Change Norway Forever

It's taken me hours to gather my thoughts enough to be able to put them into words and I'm still shaken now, so forgive me if this is all a little “raw”. I can't get my...

Oslo Bomb – Stunned and Shaken

I can't put into words how I feel right now – I live just a few minutes walk from where the blast was. I'll write more when I feel more up to it – but for...

In Search of Oslo’s Best Coffee – Tim Wendelboe

Today I had intended to continue my search for Oslo's best cafe, but I took a slight detour and decided to concentrate on coffee. Living in the centre of Oslo I am surrounded by cafes offering...

Exploring Grønland, Oslo’s “multicultural melting pot”

One of the more interesting parts of Oslo is the eastern inner city area known as Grønland. This literally translates as Greenland, although it has absolutely nothing in common with the Danish slab of ice in the...

Bitter. Sweet. Alive. Oslo Chocolaterie

“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.” UPDATE: This wonderful place has now closed, but I'm leaving this post here as a memory! For those who don't know...
Aker Brygge waterside

People Watching and Ice Cream on Aker Brygge

Undoubtedly one of the more love it/hate it parts of Oslo is the pier-style harbourside development of bars, restaurants, shops and offices called Aker Brygge. It's put down by many as a tourist trap, pricey (even by...

Christiania Torv – Modern Oslo’s Birthplace

Christiania torv is one of the most beautiful public squares in Oslo. It's centrepiece is one of the best known statues in the city, the hand of King Christian IV, marking the spot where modern Oslo...

Oslo Gay Pride – Skeive Dager

Sognsvann lake in Oslo

A Walk Around Sognsvann

It's been a pretty dismal week weather-wise, with only a couple of evenings worthy of the tag “summer”. But I awoke this morning to shards of glorious sunshine filling my apartment with light. Since moving to...
Midsummer's Night in St. Hanshaugen Park

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Oslo

A world festival which has always interested me is Midsummer. The actual date varies as some cultures celebrate Summer Solstice (the astronomical longest day of the year, this year 21st June) and others celebrating St. John's...