- Most parts of this country looks just as beautiful as it does in the travel magazines
- You never have to wonder about what to eat for dinner, because it is always fish :-) (and hey, usually you can put the pan on the stove and then go fishing somewhere close by)
- In some of the bigger cities and towns in Norway it is easier to get Chinese food than Norwegian food. And I don’t know why.
- Ordering wine in this country can lead you to bankruptcy faster than gambling can.
- Fjords are stunning, but they all look the same - the same mountain, same creek, same waterfall, and the same billy goats.
- You don’t need a guidebook to find your way, since the locals are a friendly lot and yeah, I forgot to mention, there’s only one way (and that too a single lane) between any two towns or cities.
- You will know the meaning of the word ‘astronomical’ when you pay for car parking in Oslo. (You could save on car park by simply driving around and not getting off your car and what more!? the money saved would be enough to buy back the car you rented :-)).
- Some towns in this country are so small that often the address comprises a name followed by the P.O Box
- International media coverage around an untoward local incident is just hype
- It is possible to have a free sumptuous meal by simply sampling smoked sea food in a local fish market.
- Some Norwegian homes are soooo far up a mountain that in the interests of the postman, they hang their postboxes at the point where the mountain intersects a motor-able road.
|Harbour Front, Oslo|
|This sculpture close to the Oslo Opera House is called 'She Lies'. It even turns on its axis...pretty cool!!|
|A sculpture at Vigeland Park - Bottoms-Up should be its name!|
|An old kindergarten|
|The Sod roofs you see atop many Norwegian houses|
|A Norwegian Clap Dance at a Museum -very touristy, but very sweet|
|The typical red houses of Norway (surrounded by blue blue water and green green grass)|
|At the fjord|
|Would love to rent this on-the-foot of the-mountain-by-the-river-cabin (or is it a shack?)|
|Gudvangen, near Flam|
|ah! you can even meet a Viking in Norway ;) I wish I did, when I was struggling with History lessons in school|
|The mythological Troll|
|My new Norwegian friend...(pity! we can't reconnect online).|
|The widely advertised edibles in the Fish market in Bergen|
|The board outside the most crowded fishmonger in the market|
|Apparently the longest road tunnel in the world!|
|Even cabins at camping grounds were red!|
|An elaborate exhibition of Nobel Peace Prize winners. The usual facts presented in a very visually appealing and intriguing manner|