If you’ve been entertaining the idea to visit one of the Scandinavian countries soon – you’re in luck! I’ve included a few suggestions to plan a quick trip to the capital of Norway. This video is meant to give you a head start on creating your itinerary, or for a fast trip in the city of Oslo.
In this video, I let you know the places I visited during my few days in Oslo, and in my next video, we’ll cover how to see the Fjords. The friend I visited is from Oslo and helped me plan all my adventures. So, follow along if you’d like to see what a Norwegian suggested!
Oslo is a great place for a solo female traveler and is very easy to navigate. I highly encourage you to visit this beautiful Scandinavian country!
I’d love to know if you have any questions or suggestions for a trip to the beautiful Scandinavian country of Norway!
Lucky you! If you’re reading this, it means you’re either planning a trip to Costa Rica soon or fantasize taking a trip to Costa Rica… soon. Either way, fun! These travel tips for Costa Rica are for you
If you asked me on New Years Day 2014 where I would be in 2015, I would have told you Europe. Germany more specifically. After all, I was on my way to move in with my German boyfriend. To take a leap of faith for love.
If you are deciding to take your own leap of faith to study abroad in another country (graduate school abroad in this case), these tips will help you to get the most out of your time there. Learn from my mistakes, and see what to look forward to (hint I’ve never regretted a leap of faith abroad).
I arrived in London feeling like I shed the past and was on a new path. I didn’t get the long-term visa I needed to live in Europe permanently with H, but I realized I had the opportunity to choose positive over negative, and ask myself a powerful question:
I made a list of my ‘favorite things’ a la Julie Andrews and the Sound of Music as I’ve lived with my German almost one year now (half a year in the US, a few weeks in Latin America, and two months here in Europe so far). In that time period, I’ve picked up a few of my favorite qualities of Germans. Add that to my observation of life in Europe and his amazing family and friends – this list was born:
1) My first real German meal… and it was delicious.
Then I ate this cuteness for breakfast. What a proper breakfast!
2) I had a lovely bike ride through the North German countryside (26 k in total) with H’s parents while he studied for finals.
3) I went to a farm house cafe, where they sell hand made soaps, organic meat and eggs, and other fun stuff.
They sold the handmade items in this new building – well new for European standards (since everything is amazing and more than 400 years old it seems like…)
4) I went to a tropical beach – believe it or not this is part of the North Sea! They import the white sand and put planter stands of palm trees and tiki huts everywhere, and it totally looks hot and tropical. In the summer, it is the place to be with a shoreline bar, floating restaurant, wakeboard jumps, and beach volleyball courts. Crazy.
5) I got excited for summer with the blond Germans…
And by everywhere, I mean, even IKEA has bike parking. I wanted to say, “how the heck to you get out of an IKEA shopping trip on just a BIKE,” but then, we did.
Sometimes the bikes are artistically parked, like the first picture in this post, and others are just the perfect color –
Or have cute names –
Some are bought, then stolen (like our bike was three weeks in), which makes some residents refer to it as, ‘the giant bike borrowing community in Groningen’ – you buy a bike, which gets stolen, you buy another bike hoping it wasn’t stolen, and on and on and on.
So then you put it on your boat house to discourage that cycle –
And that is just a snapshot of life (or a handful) in the Netherlands – street bike style.
An act of or believing in or attempting something whose existence or outcome cannot be proved.
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Thanks for stopping by! My name is Azahar, and I am an avid traveler, daily yoga student + teacher and holistic happiness seeker. Join me as I dig through all the world has to offer in lessons of leaps of faith with travel, yoga, and holistics in learning to practice happiness.