I was unsure about whether or not to revisit Oslo as it isn’t very exciting, but I’ve had the best coffee I’ve ever had here before which was definitely a contributing factor. I was supposed to spend a few days in Gothenburg before coming to Norway, but couldn’t get a cheap bed.
On travel days I don’t do too much as usually I don’t know the area, so I walked around the harbor and went for a pretty good Mexican for dinner. Friday morning, I’d seen on the Internet about a place called Ingens Gate, which I guess is the cool area of the city – there basically is a lot of street art, and a few cafes and bars around. After, I went to a coffee place called Fulgen and had an awesome coffee and waited for the weather to cheer up a bit.
During the afternoon I went to a place called Vettakollen, where there are hiking trails. Luckily, I timed it for the only two hours of the day when it wasn’t raining. I did half of one trail before it started to get a bit dangerous – there were a lot of rocks that got slippery because of the weather, and with no one around I’d be buggered if I slipped and smashed my head, so I returned and went up the easy walking path to the top of the hill.
This morning at 4am the fire alarm went off in the hostel, so I woke up pretty late. There seemed to be a weekend market in the main high street, filled with people who have no idea of how slow they are walking and/or where they are going, and I am not someone who has much patience when it comes to this. I got out of the city center and went to the sculpture park, then back to Fulgen for a coffee and to finish my book.
For dinner I went to a Mexican restaurant, my burrito was great, but cost 195 krone, somewhere around £20. To be honest, I didn’t really need the third night in the city but it has been a chilled few days.