Day 2 of the Norway in a Nutshell - Oslo
We tried to make good the sunny weather by getting up early. In any case, the jetlag got me waking up at 6am, and I could see daylight seeping through the gap between the drawn curtains.
The breakfast at Thon Hotel was a really sumptuous one, with a large spread for Nordic standards. As the food prices are exorbitant in Norway, I decided to stuff myself for breakfast so that I will have a lighter lunch later in the day.
First stop was to the central train station where we enquired about the whole day travel pass. We got a little confused on which tram to take to Vigeland and ended up taking the Metro instead. Then it was a nice short stroll through a cemetery to arrive at the further end of Vigeland.
My Vigeland experience would have been better if not for the numerous travellers and kids surrounding the centerpiece statue. But then again, that's what tourists do so I'm pretty okay with that. I decided to play around with my Yi360 cam to capture more surround photos. Which I have started to upload to Google streetview and Kuula.
Viking Museum in Oslo
We then went by bus to the Viking Museum. The museum was a small building housing 3 ancient viking ships. (or boats). The entire exhibit could be easily covered within half an hour, or maybe a little more if you are interested in the fabric of the textiles and etc. Which I wasn't.
The Royal Palace and the Changing of the Guards
Next stop was to catch the changing of guards at the Royal palace. The Royal Palace was actually a small compound with a small park that's adjacent to it. As we were early, we went nearby to get some snacks and ice cream before returning for the change of guards ceremony. The ceremony proper was a little let down as the visitors didn't what to expect. Read more about my review of the Royal Palace here.
Next was a sudden stop to the supposedly Bohemian district near Mathallen. Along the way we discovered a nice river and also the Mathallen Food Hall, which would turn out to be the destination of choice for the next day as well. We had a light bite, and I sucuumbed to a glass of Negroni as well!
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