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The Oslo Boat Show & Norwegian Food Fest

September 4, 2016.  By now, I’m sure you’re all very much aware of how seasick I get.  So you’re probably wondering why in the heck I’d go to a boat show.  Especially when just standing on a floating dock gets me queasy.  The answer is:  I had to satisfy my curiosity about the Norwegian national obsession with fancy yachts.  From my vantage point near several of Oslo’s marinas, it seems like everyone and his brother owns a sweet ride for the water.  And the Båter i Sjøen (“Boats in the Sea”) show promised to reveal the full spectrum of luxury floatables available to the well-heeled Viking. Continue reading The Oslo Boat Show & Norwegian Food Fest

Oslo’s Islands

August 5, 2015.  Apparently someone finally made the right sacrifices to Odin, Thor, and Freya — at long last, we’ve had several sunny days in a row, and reasonably warm ones, to boot!  I’m not talking bathing-suit weather or anything; let’s not get carried away.  But I am saying that I felt a certain satisfaction at being able to don sunglasses and take off my jacket … briefly.  To celebrate the heat wave, Matthew and I decided to embark on a series of ferry trips to explore some of the small islands in Oslo’s harbor. Continue reading Oslo’s Islands