Damn, we had a good day. A perfect day, in fact. The sun was out and so were we — the Edvard Munch Museum (where they have one of the five versions of “The Scream”), the Viking Museum (where they have three 1000-year old Viking ships), the Kon-Tiki Museum (Thor Heyerdahl’s original raft is there), and Frogner Park’s bizarre, erotic statues (hubba hubba).
We absolutely love Oslo. We’d have come here years ago had we known what a cool city it is. It’s compact enough to get around easily and quickly. The streets are filled with colorful people and costumes from everywhere in the world. Jamie likes it more than Paris and I like it more than London, but neither of us is willing to say we like it more than Sydney. Not yet.
Picking hotels on the internet is always a bit of a crapshoot, but we lucked out on this one. The Comfort Grand Central is in the city’s original 1850s train station. It sits at one end of the main street and the royal palace sits at the other end. The hotel’s main entrance is so small we thought it was a side entrance, but the concierge told us that they can never enlarge it because of the building’s historic status. Nevertheless, the inside of the hotel is cool and hip and modern.
And the best part as far as Jamie’s concerned? The view out our room’s window is the new, contemporary Oslo Opera House.