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Oslo - hangin' round

sunny

8.30 - another early wake-up - Leif had to go to school, and we didn't want to hang around all alone in the flat so we had a quick breakfast and moved our asses out in the snow

9 AM - first we went to the Opera, which is one of the coolest buildings in town despite that it's all modern covered with Italian marble, you can walk on the top of it and enjoy a panoramic view of Oslo, another cool fact: they built it so that skaters are allowed to use it.

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Our other host also told us that there was quite a disaster when Justin Bieber announced giving a surprise concert at a random place in Oslo - rumors started circulating saying that the concert will take place on the top of the Opera - attracting thousands of screaming teenagers around it - funny thing is that it's built to make the image of floating on the water - needless to say all those mad teenagers jumping all over the frozen waterfront made the police come to the decision to cancel the show.

12 AM - our first visit to the supermarket - holy shit: is the perfect word for the prices we saw - so we got the slight minimum (it was okay, we were clevier enough import "cheep" food from France :D )

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1 PM - pique-nique in the botanical garden wanting to g to the Munch museum - of course it's closed until saturday, so we continue to walk around

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3 PM - we're at the castle which used to be a prison back then - quite interesting to see the list of the food the prisoners got at that time: 1 liter of beer a day/ loads of meat and a pretty varied diet

5 PM - getting home, it's getting dark - sun goes down around that time

6 PM - Leif prepared us the most awesome good-bye dinner we could have - beans, tomatoes, paprika, yogurt, cottage cheese and kale with fresh Pakistani bread - all good things have to end before it gets too good as he says - so we pose for a last photo and leave

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7 PM - As Leif convinced us we take the bus without paying, it's really easy to do when you're a tourist - you just give them a fake name with a fake address or mumble something in Hungarian - happily we didn't have to use any of these brilliant ideas

8 PM - Arriving at our second host, Torill's place - she's a woman in her 60s - living a bit outside of town with her dog Gunda - we get the rules before she leaves to work - we have to take Gunda for a pee before going to sleep and calculate our wake-up considering that doggy can only hold it for 9 hours

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we have a chilled out night, watching a movie (easy as Norwegian TV is in English), playing some cards, and finally go with the dog for a pee - we feel kind of odd, but it's funny at the same time

Posted by sonofzso 05:42 Archived in Norway

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