Summer

Tour de France success for Boasson Hagen and Thor Hushovd from Norway

Another good Tour de France day for Norway; Edvald Boasson Hagen won his first ever stage of the Tour and Thor Hushovd remains in the Yellow Jersey for the 6th day in the row! Even more, looking at general classification after stage 6: #1: T. Hushovd and #8: E. B. Hagen – Who can ask for more? – I mean, there aren’t more than two cyclists from Norway in the Tour this year : -) The world is surprised &…

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Norway 4th of July celebration in Oslo Vigeland Park

The 26th annual American Independence Day 4th of July celebration in Oslo’s Vigeland Frogner Park was a grand success! The American Coordinating Council of Norway (ACCN) arranges this celebration every year and we just love to participate. Like Norway’s Constitution Day the 17th of May, a national holiday is in many ways like a family reunion. Then it’s easy to imagine – living abroad – the feeling of being homesick on such a day, but those who were in Frogner…

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Midsummer and St. Hans with Hans-Erik Husby as Cornelis in Oslo

Summer Solstice, St John’s or St. Hans or St Mark’s Eve, Cornelis Vreeswijk and Jesus Christ Superstar in a long Norwegian summer night, is a perfect combination for a midsummer celebration. In Oslo (60° North) we have 19 hours daylight and placed as close to the Arctic Circle, it doesn’t actually get dark at all. This calls of course for a joyously celebration, in Norway. St Hans Eve (Sant Hans aften) is normally celebrated around a bonfire; done to bring…

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OsloBG at Oscarsborg Fortress and Oslo Medieval Park

The Oslo Blog Gathering exploring Norway and our capital’s architecture, culture, traditions and history – was a thrill and an adventure for about 30 Social Media active participants from all over the world. Some had been to blog meetings before, while other had only met friends in Blogsphere so far. One thing is for sure this blog gathering developed some real friendships which will last for a lifetime. So it’s a bit sad to sum it up and tell about…

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OsloBG dining on Lille Herbern Island in the Fjord

Oslo offers a pulsing city life, but the fjord with its islands as well as the mountains and deep woods are also right on your doorstep. Exploring the environment in this compact capital of Norway was the aim of the Oslo Blog Gathering’s participants. Since VisitOslo gave everyone the Oslo Pass, we had the use of free public transportation, including the boats to the islands in the Oslo Fjord. One evening we took a ferry to one of the local…

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