"This is actually quite … sexy," Gianmarco, my Italian friend whispers. I’m showing him Frogner Park; we’re surrounded by nude sculptures – all life-size. The rain is pouring, our clothes are clinging to us. "It certainly is," I think to myself as he brushes wet [...]
A quick detour to Oslo today, dear readers. I'm taking a break from the Middle East for a bit to do a post closer to home for the cool World Reviewer. No worries, I'll return to the exciting Arabian world shortly, with posts on Egypt, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Earlier this week, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, one of Oslo's best known attractions, 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.
List of my recently published Norway articles - on Matador Travel, NileGuide and Cheapoair's blog
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 [...]