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Spring Walk

Spring Walk

Spring is here! I went for a walk along the fjord, enjoying the pretty clouds and the sunshine. I found a lot of “blåveis”, a blue flower (common hepetica in English) which is a well known sign of spring in Norway but it doesn’t grow in Tromsø 😉 Geese are arriving in big numbers, there are buds on the trees – I love it 🙂

Bygdøy

Bygdøy

Today was a gloriously sunny day in Oslo, and I decided to go for a walk on the Bygdøy peninsula. There is a coastal path which goes around the whole peninsula, and there are some really nice beaches. Lots of people were out to enjoy the sunshine, there were even people having BBQ’s and picnics on the beach, with the children playing by the water – never mind that the fjord is frozen!! 😀 The atmosphere was really nice, and…

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Snow in Oslo

Snow in Oslo

Oslo got another fresh layer of snow last weekend, and when the sun came out on Saturday I just had to go for a walk through the snowy city 🙂 I ended up in Vigelandsparken, which I had never seen in the snow before – it was so pretty! I am trying something new with my blog – instead of the small thumbnails they are now much bigger. You can still click on them for an even larger version with…

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Light Pillars

Light Pillars

It’s been really cold in Oslo (down to -13) and a couple of days ago, a really cool optical phenomenon was visible: light pillars. Some people thought they were seeing the northern lights, as the pillars were quite strong and very colourful, but this is a different phenomenon where city lights are reflected by tiny ice crystals in the sky. I thought of going to a viewpoint over the city, but as it was really cold, I decided to stay…

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Winter comes to Oslo

Winter comes to Oslo

I came back from a work trip to Bangladesh last Friday (more on this soon). When I left Oslo the week before, it still felt like autumn. When I came back, it was definitely winter! The temperatures are below zero all day, the trees have lost all their leaves and there is snow up in the hills. On Sunday, I dressed up warm and took the Tbane all the way to Frognerseteren. This is the highest station in Oslo at…

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Exploring Oslo

Exploring Oslo

Last weekend Chanita was here, and for 3 days we explored Oslo on foot. We walked a LOT and saw a LOT – many things were new for me too. The weather was a bit grey unfortunately, so I didn’t feel inspired to drag my heavy SLR with me. Instead I took a lot of photos with my iPhone, and I turned them into a gallery. You can see captions if you move the mouse over the photo, and you…

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Mustadkroken

Mustadkroken

Last weekend I unexpectedly went on a hiking weekend with DNT (the Norwegian Tourist Association). I had tried to sign up for this trip earlier, but it was full. Thursday at 22:30 I got an email saying a place had become available. I decided to take it 🙂 so I left work a bit early on Friday to buy some food and pack my backpack. We took the bus to Sollihøgda, about 45 minutes outside of Oslo. It was only…

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