walking - drinking - random
03.05.2014 - 04.05.2014
I arrived in Oslo around 9am into Rygge airport and headed out to Anker Hostel where I was booked in. It was too early to check in so i just dropped off my bags and headed walking around the city. Oslo is a lovely city to walk around, it's nice and compact and i was lucky it was nice and sunny both days I was there. I saw the Opera / Play house, which, architecturally is very cool in my opinion. I was well impressed. I also saw the Cathedral, fortress and walked around the marina area which has a lot of cool looking restaurants and you can chill out along the boardwalk. i was told the ruter pass covered the ferry but when i got there it said it wasn't valid so i dunno if i just went to the wrong dock or i recevied bad info.
As it was a saturday night I headed out on the pub crawl that is organised through the hostel, it wasn't the best night as the places we went to weren't the coolest, but the people on the crawl were nice so that was cool meeting a lot of different people. We went to three different places which all their own quirks and charms and with the pass you could go back to the different bars throughout the night, but they're far enough apart. if you're a solo traveller I would recomend it. We got a free shot in the first and third bar which was pre determined before we got there which was fine. The second bar had 2 for 1 drinks which was great as alcohol prices are crazy in Norway!
Whilst I was out, myself and a couple of people from the crawl started chatting to these random Norwegian people who ended up inviting us back to their house where we drank and danced until around 7am. it was great craic. very random but very fun. Norwegian people are very friendly and I've a great impression of them.