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Goodbye Oslo

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It is time to leave Oslo and return to Hungary. I have had a lovely time in Norway and seen some amazing things. Apart from the ice cream, my favourite things were sitting inside a cannon, meeting the Trolls and seeing a viking ship!

Rebeca’s father, Audun, was very nice to me for taking me to all those nice places.

I will be staying with Rebeca and her mother in Hungary for a while, but they have promised me they have other adventures lined up for me soon. I cannot wait!

Train for the Airport

Train for the Airport

The Plane Home...

The Plane Home...

The Plane Home...

The Plane Home...

Home - Waiting for Our Luggage

Home - Waiting for Our Luggage

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Holmenkollen – Oslo

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There is a small mountain behind Oslo called Holmenkollen. From what I saw, people go there to ski (slide back down the mountain on sticks) and drink hot drinks or vodka (Vodka is not a nice drink. It pretends to be water but tastes like fire. I did not like it at all).

Audun showed me something called a ski jump. He told me that people strap on their skis (those stick I told you about) and rush down the ski jump and fly off the end. I think he was joking. That sounds like a really dangerous thing to do, and I cannot imagine anyone wanting to do that when there were perfectly good stairs all along the side of the ski jump…

Rebeca and I played in the snow, which was nice, but I think I have seen more than enough snow this year. Hopefully, we will go somewhere warmer. Even with all my fur, my little bottom got very cold sitting in the snow!

We all then went to a lodge, where I had a nice hot chocolate and looked out across the mountain to Oslo. It was amazing how a large city could look so small from up there.

Sitting in the Snow - AGAIN!

Sitting in the Snow - AGAIN!

Holmenkollen with Rebeca's Father

Holmenkollen with Rebeca's Father

Considering a Ski Jump

Considering a Ski Jump

It Looks Very High!

It Looks Very High!

In Holmenkollen With Rebeca

In Holmenkollen With Rebeca

They Do Hot Chocolate in There...

They Do Hot Chocolate in There...

Holmenkollen Ski Lodge

Holmenkollen Ski Lodge

Looking Down on Oslo

Looking Down on Oslo

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Norsk Folkemuseum – Oslo

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Today, we went to an amazing place. It was a museum... of houses called the Norsk Folkemuseum. All the old houses from Norway come here so that people can still see, and remember them years later.

I saw houses from the 1950’s, the 1800’s and even as far back as the 13th century. I am not even sure what that means, but I know it is a long, long time ago. There were churches, barns, farms, a grocery store, a petrol station and many other wonderful places.

The Stave Church was my favourite building. It is a spooky old place. Some of the building dates back to the 1200’s. It has seen many changes over the centuries and other parts have been added or replaced over the years. It has a carving in strange letters, called runes that say “Kiss me, because I am so sad.” as well as other carvings of animals, heads and other things.

The farm was also very interesting. It is also very old and has been built to look the same as when it was owned by a farmer called Hallvor Jonsen in the mid 1700’s. Somebody told me that, today, it is inhabited by Trolls. I think that they hide from the people during the day, because I did not see any.

We walked for miles and miles around the museum. I was so tired that Rebeca had to carry me some of the way. She is so nice.

Checking my Route

Checking my Route

The Stave Church of Gol (1200)

The Stave Church of Gol (1200)

The Gol Stave Church (1200)

The Gol Stave Church (1200)

Medieval Storage Barn

Medieval Storage Barn

Back at the Barn

Back at the Barn

Around the Museum

Around the Museum

Around the Museum

Around the Museum

The Setesdal Farmstead

The Setesdal Farmstead

Rebeca and Me in the Open Air Museum

Rebeca and Me in the Open Air Museum

The Grocery Store from 1900s

The Grocery Store from 1900s

I Need More Gas!

I Need More Gas!

Audun in The Old Town

Audun in The Old Town

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All Over Oslo

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Frogner Park is the largest sculpture park in the world and is full of adults and children and statues - statues of children and adults. I saw so many different things that I lost count.

I do not know all the names of the statues or the names of the people who made them, but I do remember that a man called Gustav Vigeland made many of them and was very important in Norwegian art. My favourite piece by him was the ‘Angry Boy’. I think that, if I went outside and had forgotten to put on my clothes, I would probably be angry too.

The Monument

The Monument

Two Old Men

Two Old Men

Lots of People

Lots of People

The Angry Boy

The Angry Boy

Girl Riding a Bear

Girl Riding a Bear

The Nasty Man

The Nasty Man

Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger

Children's Band

Children's Band

Dinosaur Head

Dinosaur Head

Silver Swimming Man

Silver Swimming Man

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I also liked the statue of all the children playing instruments. I should have brought a recorder from Hungary and joined them in a few tunes.

Rebeca and her father, Audun, took me to Aker Brygge and I saw the home of King Harald V. Being a king is similar to being the Gnome Chief.

I also visited Sankt Hans Høgen and Karl Johann Street, where I saw some wonderful things including amazing Troll figures.

Another place was Akershus  Festning – It means Castle or Fortress – They started building it in 1290’s, which is a very long time ago. It has been a castle, a prison and a place to bury important members of the royal family. Rebeca said that it is haunted by a ghost, but we did not see it.

Happy Ducks

Happy Ducks

City Hall

City Hall

The Palace of King Harald V

The Palace of King Harald V

Audun outside King Harald V´s Palace

Audun outside King Harald V´s Palace

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Festning

Akershus Festning

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

The Trolls of Karl Johann Street

The Trolls of Karl Johann Street

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We finally visited a very interesting museum. I learned all about the Vikings, saw their boats, carts and many other things. It was really fascinating. Vikings were very clever people and travelled all over the world long before there was a postal service. I would not have travelled so quickly in Viking days.

A Viking Longboat

A Viking Longboat

The Viking Longboat Again

The Viking Longboat Again

The same Viking Longboat

The same Viking Longboat

Viking Sledge (Sled)

Viking Sledge (Sled)

This is a Viking Cart

This is a Viking Cart

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Oslo – Norway

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Just as Hungary was starting to warm up, Rebeca and I travelled to Norway and, once again, I find myself walking around in the deep snow. It doesn't matter how many times I remind her, she sometimes forgets that even a couple of centimetres of snow is up to my knees...

However, I must be honest. Oslo seems very nice indeed. We went to a lovely place called Frogner Park with Rebeca’s father and saw so many different statues that I lost count. I will have to tell you all about them in a different article.

My favourite part was meeting the man who manages an ice cream shop in the Grünerløkka district. I advised him that Rebeca and her mother had not given me a single ice cream since I had arrived in Hungary, and he agreed that it was very poor for a little bear like me to go without for so long. He took me into his shop and gave me two tubs of the most amazing homemade ice cream I have ever tasted in my short life.

The Manager is my new best friend!

The people in Oslo are very friendly and I saw many of them in the park, admiring the statues and playing with their children. However, Norway does seem to get very dark, very quickly. Rebeca’s father explained that it was because we were further North, but I am confused – North is at the top, and I thought that the higher we went, the closer to the sun we would be!

Rebeca and I are only here for three or four days, but I hope we manage to see some more fun things before we leave. She also said that she and her mother have been discussing some places I should visit to try to find my owner, and they have been organising some trips for me over the next few months. I cannot wait to see where I will be going.


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Oslo – Norway

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It's been a quiet few days since my return from Macedonia. I have travelled to school with Rebeca, visited her grandmother in Magyaralmás, learned to play a few more instruments and played in the snow (which has now all gone).

Csilla went away on vacation and left me behind, which made me a little bit sad until Rebeca told me that I was travelling with her to somewhere called Norway, which means the ‘The Way to the North‘ in English. Locally, however, it is called Norge and Noreg. All these countries speak different languages. It is very confusing for a little bear like me.

We had a nice plane ride to Oslo. It is just three degrees here and very cold. Snow in Oregon, snow in Hungary and it is so cold, we may have snow here too. I wish I was going somewhere warm!

Once we start travelling, I will share my adventures with you all….


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