Back to Oslo (Part II) & Drøbak

And so we’re back to Oslo for the final days of our adventure.

The travelling partner decided that Drobak was a must go cos there’s a huge Santa shop that’s opened all year round.

One hour and S$20 (one-way) on the bus later, we arrived at this small laid back town that’s at the mouth of the Oslo Fjord. Apparently during severe winter, all the rich people in Oslo moor their boats here cos the water’s not frozen. When we were there, I think the rich people have moved cos what’s left were lil dingy boats, but still quaint nonetheless.

The weather was beautiful!

Captain Riley sounds just about right for this boat.

Why are they not cold sitting around in the buff?

Captain Kay she says. Check out the colourful houses at the back!

This is Santa’s house in Drøbak. I think my tummy is getting there.

Little elf on the piano… Mozart anyone?

Who let the bear out of the woods?

View of Drøbak from a little hill.

Can’t afford a car in Singapore, this’ll hafta do for now. Flintstones anyone?

One of the few cafes lining the streets of Drøbak. It’s got a very nice cosy feel to it.

Having a beer at the local pub. There were 3 TV screens showing 3 different sports! Love it! This was before we make our way back to Oslo. Same view, so we fell aslp.

The Oslo Opera House, I was a lil upset I’d left my beanie on the bus, but the travelling partner was rejoicing cos she thought the beanie was ugly. O.O

It’s not the camera angle, it’s the slope on the roof of the Opera House!

Some art installation by the Oslo Opera House.

This was also the day we went out pubbing & clubbing with our host, Jan and a Dutch couple from Amsterdam. I must’ve drank at least 4-5 pints cos I could barely remember what was happening towards the end except we were in a really happening club.

At the Vigeland Sculpture Park situated at Frognerparken aka Frogner Park. The Norwegians are pretty darn proud of this park! It’s rather perverse, some of these naked sculptures, but hey, who am I to comment? I find some of them really interesting.

Medusa wannabe.

How not to fall in love with this view? We’re on our way to Holmenkollbakken, a man-made ski jumping hill.

A closer look at the view.

Apparently the FIS World Cup Nordic Skiing was happening whilst we were there! Supporters of all the countries were waving their flags in support. Whilst it was a ticketed event, I got us in free. The ushers willingly let us in, I did say something to them though. Not gonna share it. Trade secret.

I think ski-jumping might be a new addition on my bucket list. It looks scarily cool! Imagine FLYING 80-120m in the air…

Just to show you, this is the height/angle they have to take off at before you achieve the momentum to fly. I might just faint before taking off from vertigo.

Check out the cute dude that photobombed us!

This cafe/house was literally on top of the hill. Getting here was treacherous. Next picture tells you why.

We had to walk down a steep slope where the snow had turned to ice and it was bloody slippery. I posed for this shot, but in reality, I almost fell a few times!

Near the National Theater back in Oslo. A kroner for their thoughts?

Check out this vintage mustang!

Last minute shopping on our final day in Oslo. The weather was really great, a warm 12 degrees, hence the open neck.

We love Norway. It’s fabulous (other than the ridiculously expensive everything), it’s got a good vibe and fresh air. The Norwegians are friendly, the only racism I encountered was an immigrant hobo (the irony).

That marks the end of our epic Scandinavia trip to Norway, Sweden & Denmark. A few items on the bucket list ticked off, but added a few new activities too.

We’ll be back for sure, especially to Tromso.This time, maybe the midnight sun?


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