I’m back in one piece from Oslo, we didn’t do much tourist stuff, just a short cruise and a trip to the Munch Museum, I mostly spent the rest of time in in bars or sleeping, sometimes both.
I wasn’t particularly blown away by the buildings there but the landscape (and seascape) surrounding it is beautiful. It’s an expensive city, but it has it’s cheaper spots if you’ve got someone who knows where to go. Everyone speaks English so my lack of language skills was no problem. I don’t have much else to say about it, the weekend is rapidly descending into the haze that is my memory, I haven’t looked at the pictures yet hopefully I’ll put up a few in a while. I’d love to go back for a bit longer, do some more tourist stuff, maybe tour around the countryside a bit more and also have more time to get over the journey there.
I’m stunned that there’s no direct flights from Edinburgh to Oslo, or anywhere even vaguely near there. We flew with Ryanair — the surly airline — and had to go from Glasgow Prestwick to Torp which is around an hour and a half outside Oslo, the transport links between all the places were excellent but all in all it took nine hours door to door for something that would take about three with a direct flight. Still it’s less than half the price, even factoring the train and bus tickets, than the next cheapest option and that involves flying via Heathrow which is all kinds of stupid since it’s in completely the wrong direction.