Travel Tuesday

Five things I learned about: Oslo

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Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David • Location: Astrup Fearnly Museet, Norsk Folkemuseum, etc., Oslo

Welcome to another edition of #TravelTuesday! Some of you may have noticed that I skipped a post last week (if you did, thank you!) whilst some of you who follow me on Instagram (@oliverinstead) might have noticed that I’ve been to Oslo recently (if you did, thank you!!) In this post, I’m going to spill all on the trip. The goods, the bads and the fantabulouses!

嗨嗨!欢迎来到#TravelTuesday。正在读着这篇文章的您,或许有留意到上个星期我没有发帖,某些读者或许也有在我的Instagram看到我前两个星期在挪威奥斯陆时拍的照片。所以在这张旅游帖里我想将本人在奥斯陆短短的三天里学到好的,坏的,超级棒的东西统统都给大家分享。

 

one They have sun in Scandinavia… and then some!

Maybe it’s just me but I always had this preconceived misconception of the Scandinavia as cold, dark and wintry year round… However, I went at a time when there was no darkness whatsoever. The sun would start going down around 11PM and just when you think it’s going to disappear behind the horizon, it pulls a BAZINGA! and rises again shortly after midnight.

斯堪的纳维亚真的有阳光!在我去北欧前,我一直都以为那里的气候是全年都是寒冬,很暗,很冷的那种。不过我非常幸运的可以在日常夜短期间里看到和我想象中差异超大,奥斯陆很阳光灿烂的一面。每一天不到晚上十一点,太阳公公都不肯下班。但是午夜一过,它又会渐渐开始升起,使得黑夜持续不达三个小时。

 

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two It’s expensive!!

First of all, I paid next to nothing for the flights and accommodation, both of which turned out to be absolutely do-able… except I landed at 11PMish and had to ride the coach for an hour to the city centre, then transferred to a cab which set me back a hefty 20 quid for a short, 5-minute cruise… and that’s when I realised, Oslo knows how to price.

好贵好贵!虽然我的机票和住宿很便宜,很划算,但是一到达立格机场(Moss Airport, Rygge),所有东西的价格比起英国可说是涨了好几倍!

 

three Vegetarians need not starve

A little context: I decided to fully give up meat and fish after my birthday last month, and that’s after having attempted to maintain a vegetarian diet on-and-off for the past year. 素食主义者别怕!话说经过去年断断续续的维持了我的素食习惯,我在上个月生日后下定决心开始戒绝肉食。

oslobrekkieoslodindinSo my number one concern prior to the trip was whether I would find food and Oslo turned out to be less meaty than I imagined. Definitely, definitely less so than what people make it out to be on the Net. I wouldn’t say there was a vegetarian “variety” or I’d be playing fast and loose with the word, but I’m not fussy with food anyway so I survived alright.

我在去奥斯陆之前最担心的就是在饮食方面,到底能不能找到适合我吃的东西。其实我发觉到大多数餐馆和咖啡厅的菜单上至少还是会一道无肉的菜肴。选择虽然不多但是像我这种对食物并不过于挑剔的素食主义者其实还是可以生存滴!

 

four Oslo Pass is a must

Pretty much every major, developed European city you go to, there is a city pass and do check it out because it can often save you a lot of money if you’re planning on “doing things“. I had one in Amsterdam and Paris and I just had one in Oslo called the Oslo Pass. 一定要买张Oslo Pass。不管你去到欧洲哪个大城市玩,一定要查看有没有当地的city pass,因为它往往可以帮你省下不少的旅游费用。我在阿姆斯特丹和巴黎都有买过,而奥斯陆的就叫Oslo Pass。

oslo006It cost around £50 for three full days and it paid for all my museum entries and travel fares, including a ferry trip to the Bygdøy peninsula, which in itself was one of my highlights! It even gives you discounts in selected pubs, restaurants and souvenir shops, so Oslo Pass is a must. 我买的72小时的pass价格五十磅左右,就包了我所有博物馆的入门票和交通费,包括每天来回的公车和电车还有去Bygdøy半岛的船票。超值得!

 

five A weekend is not enough…

There is plenty, and I mean pleeeeenty to do and see in Oslo and sadly, I did not have enough time for everything. I’m not sure when my next visit will be since there are still many other cities I’d like to see but I would 100% recommend it for anyone who has a healthy travel fund and wants a bit of sun, but refuses to join the rowdy crowd in Ibiza… *winks*

一个周末看不完…奥斯陆好玩,好看的东西也太多了吧?我这次因为时间不足,很遗憾得错失了很多原先有计划想去看的东西所以我想给大家的一个忠告就是如果有打算去奥斯陆旅游的话记得要多呆几天,才可以玩得彻底一点!但是去之前记得努力把钱存好哟!

 

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I won’t be travelling as much in the next few months due to visa issues but I have already planned a couple of trips for late 2016 that I believe will be equally exciting, so until then, love the life you live and travel safe! 接下来的这几个月我因为签证关系,或许不会再有那么多出国的机会。但是不怕,我为今年底已经作了不少旅游的打算。请大家拭目以待呗!下张帖再见!

 

Oliver ❤

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy Lyons
    June 21, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Oslo is a place I’ve never really considered visiting but I think I may look into it! The food looks amazing! xx

    • Reply
      Oliver
      June 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

      You need to go! It’s such an aesthetically-pleasing place. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

      Oliver x

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    Joanna
    June 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I’ve never been to Oslo looks a great place though. The food looks amazing and i love your photos.

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      Oliver
      June 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Thanks. The food was pretty amazing in Oslo, definitely worth paying the “premium” prices. 😄

      Oliver x

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    hannah gee
    June 21, 2016 at 10:47 am

    A weekend is definitely not enough, love Oslo! I’m glad you enjoyed your time there thoguh and got to enjoy it in the sunshine.

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      Oliver
      June 21, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Hi Hannah! Thanks for the comment!! I know, I just miss it so so much! The sun was an added bonus for sure~

      Oliver x

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    Dean of Little Steps
    June 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Would love to visit too and yes, I’ve heard, how expensive some Scandinavian countries are. Love your photos!

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    Cathy Glynn
    June 21, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I really hadn’t considered Oslo as a place to visit but it sounds fascinating. Great photos x

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    Talya
    June 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve never been to Oslo but it’s on my list of places to check out as I do love Scandinavian countries. Thanks for the travel inspo!

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      Oliver
      June 22, 2016 at 9:14 am

      You’re welcome, Talya. It was my dream for the longest time to go to Scandinavia and it took me a while to do it, now I’m hooked and already planning a trip to Copenhagen for later this year 😄

      Oliver x

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    MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    June 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I have never been to Oslo before but it looks like a great place to visit.

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    Danielle
    June 21, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I haven’t ever been to Oslo but it looks such an amazing place to visit x

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    Ana De- Jesus
    June 22, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I am glad that it has a few veggie options, what made you give up meat? Oslo looks brilliant.

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    June 22, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I flew into Oslo then took another plane even further north. I’d love to go back.

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      Oliver
      June 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      I would have loved to venture beyond Oslo so time only permitted a short city stay in this trip, maybe next time!

      Oliver x

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    Kara
    June 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I have heard that Scandanavia is expensive which is a shame. I would love to visit but probably with just my husband and not the family in tow

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    Rachel
    June 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    It looks absolutely beautiful though I do say that about Scandinavia everytime x

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    Jollies and Jaunts
    June 23, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Hoping to go to Oslo soon – Norway is one of the few Scandinavian countries I’ve not visited. It looks absolutely stunning!

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      Oliver
      June 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Jealous! I’m hoping to visit all the Scandinavian countries by next year definitely.

      Oliver x

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    Lilinha
    June 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I’ve never been to Oslo before but would love to. The food looks fantastic! :)
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    asma
    June 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I loved Oslo when we visited last year, we went over Winter and even then there was sunshine! Your pictures are beautiful and you’re definitely right about the Oslo Pass – worth every penny! (LOVE the jacket!)

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      Oliver
      June 25, 2016 at 9:15 pm

      That’s good to know! There was definitely more sunlight in the three days I was there than Manchester ever had in the past month combined… lol

      Oliver x

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