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Oslo On the House – 10 great free Oslo attractions

With the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony coming up this weekend, Oslo is the obvious choice for this chapter in Magic of Cities. The focus will be free travel. That’s right: low-budget, or rather no-budget, free Oslo attractions. Norway is not exactly famous for being a budget destination, so you might be surprised how much is [...]

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Blog carnival: Your favourite place on earth

It’s my great pleasure to host the 10th Lonely Planet Blogsherpa Blog Carnival. For this edition, I asked my fellow bloggers: Which is your favourite place on earth? Is it a country, a city, a village, a beach, a hut, a mountain, a hotel? Do you return all the time – or do you dream [...]

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The country that loves soccer the most is Norway

A boyfriend once made me sit through an entire football match at Oslo’s Ullevål stadium. It was decades ago, but I remember it was Manchester United. I also remember it was possible to stretch out and take a nap. Oh, and did I mention, he’s an ex-boyfriend now? I just didn’t catch the fever. Still [...]

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Let women jump: Oslo’s Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Gender Debate

Earlier this week, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, possibly Oslo’s best known attraction, reopened. The old ski jump from 1892 was torn down in 2008 to make room for a new, improved hill to be ready for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

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PhotoFriday: Winter in Norway

List of my recently published Norway articles – on Matador Travel, NileGuide and Cheapoair’s blog

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Oslo celebrates Christmas

National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler is hosting a holiday series called My City Celebrates. Again, I was inspired, so without further ado, here’s how Oslo celebrates Christmas Cool photo of Frogner Park, photo credit: cris Oslo Celebrates When I need a dose of holiday cheer, I always take in a concert with Sølvguttene (The Silver Boys). [...]

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Oslo or Copenhagen – where will Obama be?

Oslo and Copenhagen are both in the headlines these days; Oslo for being the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony on 10 December, and Copenhagen for hosting the United Nations Climate Conference 09 on 7 – 18 December. Oslo and Copenhagen Oslo’s Frogner Park and Copenhagen’s Tivoli The question is, where will Obama be? [...]

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