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, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. And maybe Qatar. But for now, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 always take in a concert with Sølvguttene (The Silver Boys). […]
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? […]