Before I get into how it has been since our return, I will share our last few days in Oslo. Unlike Bodø, the weather was warmer and sunny! We were able to wear shorts! We walked around town, explore some. We visited the Nobel Peace Center. It's an interesting place, dedicated to peace. Their main event was about children's rights with Malala and Kailash. It was quite interesting even if their was a lot of reading to be done. They also have a boutique, where they sold lots of postcards, and I did get a bunch, mostly famous quotes from Peace Nobel Winners. Then after a refreshment, we made our way to Akerhus Fortress, where we had a nice view over the port and the city.
|View from Akerhus Fortress|
Not far from our hotel area, I spotted this little bookstore which had some postcards, or so I thought. Turned out they had many artistic ones, very different from anything I could find in Bodø, so I bought lots.
I had contacted J. a while back, asking her if she wanted to meet me when we would be back in Oslo. She send us so many postcards from Norway, showing us different areas of their beautiful country, with explanations, I felt I just had to meet her. And we did. Likki got to send a few cards with her, which was nice. We had planned a two hours meeting with her, and it lasted well over six. We talked about so many things, such an interesting encounter and warm lady.
|J. and Likki, in Oslo|
|View from 8th floor lounge of our hotel towards the Palace|
|Overlooking Kristian Augusts gate|
|Victoria Terrace, the site of the Gestapo headquarters in Oslo.|
|Oslo University, on Karl Johans gate|
Once at the airport, we recuperated the rest of our luggage and made our way to check-in, security and duty free through which we simply walked through not even stopping anywhere. We didn't even have time to get our tax reimbursement, since, once again, the line at check in was too long, and since we had a connection in Heathrow to Canada we couldn't use the automatic check-in machine, but had to go to the counter and see a person, which meant we had to do the queue.
Heathrow is a beautiful and big airport and we had over four hours there before our next flight. We , hit duty free, grab a bite to eat and did some shopping while walking around. We looked for a quiet place where we could get refreshed and rest a little before our long flight home.
|A tea with some biscuits, please.|
|Last gate before heading home...|