Words: @oliverinstead • 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!
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.
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。
So 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.
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。
It 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*
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！