Friday, September 13, 2013

Trip to Scandinavia 2013: City Hall and Opera House, Oslo, Norway

Such a long title xD

Thanks to FIL, hubs and I had another chance to travel this year. We visited Scandinavia, but only managed to drop by Norway and Denmark (well, that's already good enough for me since I don't pay a single cent :p).
Just in case you din't know, Scandinavia is a historical and cultural-linguistic region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethno-cultural Germanic heritage and related languages that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (source from wikipedia).

We took a transit flight from Bangkok to Oslo, the capital of Norway, and the total flight time is 11 hours. 

托家公的福,今年有得再跟老公蜜月去啦!好开心!两公婆出国玩固然开心不过妈咪我倒很想念 Aden(虽然去年试过了不过做妈妈的每分每秒都在想着孩子啦!)
结果得知妈妈不在时Aden在家还是玩得很开心,都不会找妈咪喔(哼)

不过也好,证明他大个仔了,可以独立了,那我不就有机会再次出国??(奸笑) xDD

Anyway,这次共飞了大概13小时来到挪威!!在奥斯陆逗留6晚。

Saw this unique building right in front of Oslo airport once we touched down

Din't sleep much in the plane, hence the tired and pale face

有没有发现我染了新发色?是淡淡的红色,不过有带点紫,个人还蛮满意的 ;)

In the coach, we passed by lots of beautiful and unique buildings and houses. This is one of my favorite, simple and without any fencing

Double decker tourist bus in Oslo. Buses here are very advanced, equipped with free wifi so you get connected online everywhere~!
三芭的我知道巴士里有wifi有多开心啊!!(其实团里的每个人都很兴奋啦 xD)

奥斯陆是挪威的首都,也是挪威最多人口的城市。虽说是首都,不过那里的生活很悠闲,感觉他们走路也是慢慢的,哈哈 xD 在那里可以看到很多高楼大厦,也可看到很多比较古老和复古的建筑,就像这个,其实是一家饭店来的。

Walked around the place where we had our breakfast upon touching down. It was the end of summer, temperature ranged between 11'C to 20'C during daytime, quite tolerable to me.

现在是夏末,白天气温大概在11度到20度之间。而晚上就会较冷,大概5-7度吧。不过如果耐冷,其实一件普通的外套就够了

We met the local tour guide once we arrived and she brought us to City Hall. It is the city council, city administration, art studios and galleries.

The look of the City Hall from the outside

第一站来到了奥斯陆市政厅,主要是了解它的历史 (不过当导游在讲解时我都没听啦,反而是争取时间到处拍照 ^^)

Weather is cooling, yet the sun is shining bright. June is the hottest period in Norway, then become colder towards September as it's entering autumn/winter, and winter is very very cold over there cause of it's geographical location which is in the North, just next to Iceland. 

Some wall paintings inside the City Hall

进到市政厅里面其实就是拍拍照罢了,因为它的壁画很多很美

We are not allowed to go upstair

Actually nothing much to see inside the place, just to snap some photos

But have to say those paintings are very nice!

There's a small booth selling some souvenirs but none of us bought anything there :p

里面其实有个小摊子在买纪念品,还有一些挪威的历史书,不过团里的人都没兴趣。。不过其实市政厅里有个角落是很美很美的!那就是。。。。

。。厕所!!xD
这里的厕所好大,灯光不用说是很美啦!哈哈~
(希望我没有很失礼啦 :p)
The toilet here is very big and beautiful so I mustn't miss the chance to camwhore inside! LOL!


The surrounding of the City Hall is very nice too! Lots of vintage looking buildings

Yours truly with the Norway troll statue in front of a souvenir shop. It's called bjergtrolde which means mountain folks, they are said to be the supernatural being in the Scandinavia folklore. We see troll statues everywhere in Norway. I shall tell more about it in the posts to come.
这是挪威人所谓的精灵/山妖。在挪威到处都可以见到它们的雕像,大大小小,什么pattern都有


在挪威交通不怎么繁忙。。至少不比KL啦~
不过那边的生活费好高!一瓶矿泉水要马币13块耶!挪威人都是有钱人啦!我会慢慢的再分享,大家记得要来看哦~

This is Opera House, we only managed to see it from far. Love the design!

接着来到了国家歌剧院。个人觉得建筑的设计不比悉尼的差哦!


View of another side nearby the Opera House

Living standard in Norway is very high, and things are rather expensive for us. Tour guide shared with us some stories and information about living in Norway, which some are quite shocking to me! I will share with you in the posts to come ;)

Yours truly with some of the tour members, we are all from Perak.

这次的团友共有90个人。不过我们霹雳州的都是聚在一起比较多啦~

That's all for the first post of my Norway/Denmark travelogue, I hope you enjoy reading it!
好啦,希望你们喜欢我第一篇的挪威游记!那我们下篇见!^_*

81 comments:

  1. Scandinavia is quite impressive with its buildings and the paintings. I would take close-ups of the paintings should I be there.

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    1. May be you like paintings, me so so only, hehe~

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  2. Package tour? Not free and easy?

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    1. Consider package tour, FIL's company trip ;)

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  3. 团友90个???好多哦~~
    巴士有 wifi 还真方便!!

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  4. 喜歡 喜歡。
    恩,挪威的消費真的很高。
    不過那邊的生活似乎悠閒輕鬆的〜
    羨慕,我也希望有機會站在那!哈哈哈哈

    而且巴士有wifi真的很加分。
    可以無時無刻分享!喜歡。

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    1. 没错,那边的生活很休闲很轻松!

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  5. 赶快开第二篇,好不够咧!哈哈!!!
    本来也打算明年去北欧,可是经过research之后,消费还真的吃不消耶!所以,还是有另打算啦:)

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    1. 哈哈,给我点时间啦!!

      对阿,北欧的消费的确很高哦!如果不是sponsored trip我想我也不会去!

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  6. Never knew norway is so beautiful

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  7. 挪威,我想到三文鱼耶!你们行程中应该每天都能吃到新鲜的海产物对吧?^^
    巴士有无限上网这件事情真棒,可以无时无刻贴紧Aden近况,难怪你找到时间发文,固中原因是这样呢!
    山妖和精灵是保护挪威是守护神吗?鼻子长长,看似很狡猾,有变身的法力,哈哈哈!!

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    1. 哈哈没错,餐餐都有三文鱼!
      对,因为随时随地都有wifi嘛~

      Erm 也不算是守护神啦,是他们的传说咯。

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  8. So nice!!! Mmm, I need a vacation too ler.

    Not many ppl choose this for vacation, very curious wat makes u pick this place?

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    1. You seems busy YT!

      Yes, it's not so popular cause of the expenses. But it's a rare chance, that's why I chosen this!

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  9. Wah..90 persons in a tour? I try to imagine how merrier it is everywhere you all go at once.

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  10. You are so lucky, got FIL sponsor you holidays so often! :) Very nice and cool weather there although end of summer. Over here, almost mid-autumn already still 30C on some days.

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  11. yoo!游记来了,呵呵呵!!!
    你的家公真好啦!这样你又有多一个蜜月团了,哈哈!有了孩子还是要旅行的^^
    那么远都给你去到了,真爽!!羡慕啦!!!!
    期待看更多的游记!
    挪威很漂亮!=)
    我喜欢复古的建筑。
    然后,5~7度!!很冷啦!!!!!!!!!!!你竟然可以tahan!!好料!!!

    你们的团很多人叻!!!90个人!!!@_@傻眼!

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    1. 嗯,家公的确人很好很sayang我们~
      你也很不错嘛,一直亲子游~

      哈哈,还可以啦不过如果风吹时也是beh tahan的~

      对吼,kia si lang~

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  12. artistic country...painting at all the walls

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  13. That's a wonderful holiday trip. U manage to catch a huge salmon fish?

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    1. No, but I ate a lot of salmon during the trip ;)

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  14. What a lucky gal. You have such a good FIL who gave you another trip to travel.

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  15. The photos are very nice and Scandinavia is so far end of Europe. Their countries are very pretty with lovely food.

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    1. Food, erm, to me so so only la.. hehe~

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  16. My BIL is from Sweden and all my family members have visited there many times except ME!! Sobs!
    My parents went to Norway and their train actually crossed over to Norway inside the ferry! So advanced!!

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    1. Aiyoyo how come! Must go there la, heard it's nice!

      Then your BIL must be very handsome I guess? ;)

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  17. I have seen some photos of Norway but all yours are very new to me! They are modern and the paintings are lovely murals. I am waiting for more posts!!! Hurry!

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    1. Yea, thanks TM, will try my best la!

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  18. Great trip Hayley... want to see more... hope to get a chance like this too! :)

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    1. Claire, who knows you will have a chance! Since you travel quite often..

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  19. Nice trip! Their countries are so advanced. Love the architecture and interior of the buildings.

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  20. Waiting to see more writeup of your trip...

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  21. Hey.. Though you look pale but still pretty ! The place really nice and lucky of you to be able to travel to so many places around.

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    1. Haha thanks for the compliment!
      Yes this is a nice country~

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  22. tried face meh? still look very good wor.

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    1. all the photos looks lovely la.

      The photo of you and the troll ...you look like pretty Snow White and the drawf. :)

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    2. Haha but really tired from the inside.

      Thanks ;)

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  23. 哇,你好!
    你一个人写双语哦?

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  24. thanks to your FIL for the chance?? you mean he paid for you or he took of the responsibility to take care of Aden?? haha.. whatever, but how nice you are able to step foot on Norway and Denmark, 灰常羨慕!!!

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    1. the Scandinavian Europe is very different from the other parts of Europe, culturally as well as naturally, and of course also more expensive to go there, haha!! i would really like to be there one day.. :)

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    2. what a huge group of you!! 90 people together, i supposed in 2 coaches?? wow, i can imagine whenever you all arrived in a certain place, sure become the attention of the people around.. haha!! :)

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    3. the City Hall is not as interesting as the Opera House i would frankly say.. the Opera House has a very unique and contemporary architecture, it looks like a speedboat on the sea from far.. i like it~~

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    4. i am sure this first post is just a starter and you didn't show a lot of Oslo yet.. looking forward to your next posts, sure will be more interesting and eye-opening.. :)

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    5. SK, FIL paid for me ;)

      Yes, Northern Europe is indeed different from others like Paris. But one thing for sure, things are expensive!

      Not 2 coaches, 3!! Yep, we are the center of attraction, haha!

      Agree, the Opera House is so unique, bravo to the designer!

      Yep, more to come so stay tune!

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  25. Fuiyoooh, first post of your holidays!

    Somehow Norway is slightly different feel for me XD, probably its is still blur for me lol.

    Anyways, thx for sharing ^^

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    1. Haha, cause we hardly heard about it so it's quite new lo!

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  26. Hahahaha, and i thought only u and ur hubby 二人世界 neh

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    1. Erm actually, consider is 二人世界 also la! ;)

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  27. 你家公真好〜aden再大一點就可以帶著他一起去了!你就不會想他了^_^
    挪威我想到挪威的森林。有首歌的!哈哈〜
    夏末的氣候肯定好舒服,我們在這裡熱爆了!

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    1. 嘻嘻`~

      嗯,有想过。。不过还得等几年。。哈哈!

      对阿,挪威的森林!我满喜欢的。。;)

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  28. Hi Hayley,
    I envy you for travelling to Europe once again especially to Scandinavia.

    I've always wanted to go there because I was influenced by the cooking programme at scandinavia.

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  29. I heard that the country has a diversed culture and arts. That's why it has paintings and unique buildings.

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  30. 这些地方应该我都不会去的。你们很好料,会选这些那么美的地方去。
    巴士有wifi真的很棒!现在没有得上网惨过没电视。哈哈

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    1. 哈哈,真的很美的地方!

      对阿,人人都需要它了!

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  31. wah so nice wifi provided in bus, so now everyone is connected keke. I like the City Hall mural, very spectacular.

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