World at a Glance: Kate Moss in Oslo

Do you recognise her? Just like stumbling upon Frank Zappa in Vilnius, bumping into Kate Moss in Oslo is equally unexpected. But here she is, bikini-clad and larger than life. Kind of in your face - and a bit of a contortionist, our Kate. A [...]

Walking with alpacas (Day out Oslo)

Remember The Emperor’s New Groove? Where Kuzco, the selfish Inca emperor is transformed into a llama by mistake, when his evil advisor Yzma gives him the wrong poison? My kids must have seen that film 100 times, and can quote pretty much every line in [...]

2021-04-27T16:23:14+01:0027 April 2021|Animals, Daytrip, Europe with kids, Norway|

Oslo – Bergen road trip: across the Hardangervidda Plateau

A road trip across Europe's largest mountain plateau is better suited to photos than to words. The landscape speaks for itself.Random roadside scene, summer at HardangerviddaCrossing the mountain from Oslo to Bergen, you can choose between several passes. The ones most frequently used, are the [...]

2021-02-26T19:50:40+00:0014 February 2021|Norway, Road trips|

Hiking Gaustatoppen, Norway

Only 4 more weeks until this strange, ominous year will become history, and not a moment too soon. If you're like us, you're more than ready to get back on the road. Any road. But healthy would be a bonus, wouldn't it? Just now, healthy [...]

Stave churches – and a rant

I've been meaning to write about stave churches here on Sophie's World for a while now. Years, actually; but waiting until I had seen the oldest of them all: Urnes. Somehow, I thought that one was needed.Well, in this corona-dominated summer - or early autumn [...]

2021-02-26T19:23:17+00:0030 October 2020|Idle musings, Norway, UNESCO World Heritage|
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