Oslo, the open-minded city

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, [...]

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 [...]

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

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.

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 [...]

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