I'll get to my pictures in a minute, but here's some of the things I learned that pictures can't explain.
- If you ever fly into the Oslo airport and take the train into the city, Dramen is not a stop in the city. It's a town about an hour outside Oslo. And definitely don't make the young woman you travelled with drag her luggage around in the rain as she tries to check the map. No, the hotel is not just around the corner. Stop being a male stereotype and just take some directions.
- Norway is not vegetarian-friendly at all. No, strike that, Norwegian food isn't vegetarian. If you are a vegetarian in Norway, there's plenty of things like pizza to eat, but nothing traditional Scandinavian.
- If you bring a candle in a glass jar back as a souvenir, pull it out of your luggage at every security check. Security will automatically think it's a jar of honey or something and won't believe you until they see it.
Anyway, picture summary!
|Parliament Building. Why don't we get to have gorgeous buildings like this in Tucson?|
|National Theater, at the opposite end of the park from the Parliament Building.|
|Cool tented buildings under construction at the university.|
|The Royal Palace|
|Some portly dude immortalized in metal|
|Best named store ever|
|Random photo shoot taking place the harbor|
|Not our hotel, but so pretty and classy|
|I don't know what this was supposed to be, but I call it "Tin Foil: Uniting"|
|The Art Museum|
|Another view of the Art Museum with a Pegasus statue|
|I'm on viking ship (in the history museum)|
|In the courtyard of the castle|
|Ordering the cannons to fire on the fools who attack our castle|
|Foggy view of the harbor from the castle wall|
|We stumbled onto a tank on the way back to the hotel|
I would have never thought that I would have visited Norway in my lifetime, but I'm glad I did. It was an incredible trip and I'd go back in a second if offered the chance.