The Kobylkas in Europe

Written by 10:16 pm 2014

Oslo I & II

 We arrived in Oslo Thursday bidding a fond farewell to Amsterdam. Oslo definitely lived up to its reputation as an expensive place as our eyes popped out a bit at the price of a $30 burger and a $15 Big Mac (we didn’t eat in McDonalds). Still, we like the city thus far and went to a couple of good museums, the photo above coming from the Maritime Museum and this dugout dates back 2200 years.

Our next stop was the Viking Museum which was very good but limited its coverage to three Viking burial ships that were found in the 1880s and 1904. I was hoping for a more comprehensive museum covering Viking history. This burial boat dates back to 890 AD or so.
 Our next stop was the Viking Museum which was very good but limited its coverage to three Viking burial ships that were found in the 1880s and 1904. I was hoping for a more comprehensive museum covering Viking history. This burial boat dates back to 890 AD or so.
From the same museum we saw this wagon which also dates back to 890 AD. We also visited the Kon-Tiki Museum which commemorates Thor Heyerdahl who built reed boats and crossed the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
 From the same museum we saw this wagon which also dates back to 890 AD. We also visited the Kon-Tiki Museum which commemorates Thor Heyerdahl who built reed boats and crossed the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
While we were only able to access the outside grounds of the Oslo Castle today (Friday) we'll have a more in-depth visit tomorrow. This photo of it is from the ferry ride we took today.
 While we were only able to access the outside grounds of the Oslo Castle today (Friday) we’ll have a more in-depth visit tomorrow. This photo of it is from the ferry ride we took today.
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