Autumn in Oslo

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My soul has finally been fed with the kind of fall beauty I’ve been missing.  I knew I wanted to take at least one trip into Europe for some lovely fall foliage this year, so we consulted Skyscanner to see what we could find and scored some cheap to tickets to Oslo for a weekend.  What a beautiful city!

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We couldn’t have picked a better time or place for colorful leaves.  Oslo is absolutely bursting with trees!  Everywhere!  I loved being in a city that was so intertwined with nature and managed to feel both full of life and cozy at the same time.

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We knew we would only be there for a short time, so rather than try to plan a packed itinerary, we decided to wing it and simply get a taste for the city.  This was honestly the way to go because Oslo can be hella expensive!

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I was so grateful for all of the big, beautiful parks they had everywhere!  We walked around playing in the leaves like kids for hours and it was wonderful!  The colors, the smell, the crunch under our feet…it was all so perfect.

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I got a kick out of this nose-less FDR.  Also, we witnessed that couple behind him get engaged a few minutes after this photo was taken!  It made me feel all warm and fuzzy remembering the day my husband proposed (feels like a lifetime ago already!).  Also, what a place for a proposal!

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Pretty much every nook and cranny of the city was gorgeous.

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Oh, and I definitely wasn’t kidding about everything being expensive.  On top of that, we had a really hard time finding a place to exchange our cash and got down to the last bit of our NOK after paying for our hotel.  We had to do a college throwback and scrape together our last few coins to see how we could get the most bang for our buck for our last meal there.

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Besides the little cash mishap, Oslo restored me in the best way possible.  It was such a friendly and relaxing place.  I’d love to return to Norway, although next time, I’ve got my eyes on exploring the fjords!

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3 thoughts on “Autumn in Oslo

    • Oh, man. Our lojman is never clean and our backpacks are never unpacked…ha! But honestly it’s a necessity because our jobs can be so demanding. We have duties at least one weekend per month (and often two), so we try to get out and go on adventures whenever we can! Last year we felt a lot of pressure to stay and work until our eyeballs bled, but we eventually came to the conclusion that as long as we keep teaching, the work will never really be “done”, so we decided to not be such workaholics this year. It’s good for the soul!

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      • Also, I should add that a fitness routine is very helpful! It sounds weird, but when I’m getting regular exercise, even if it’s just 30 minutes, I seem to get so much more done.

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