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I may be the worst person to give advice to tourists. I generally believe there is no such thing as a fun museum, I would easily choose a pub crawl over a guided city tour, and upon seeing three different World Heritage Sites, I literally went “Seriously, this is it?”. That being said, there are tourist attractions for uncultured people like me. Here are my top four recommendations for Oslo, and the history behind them.
Jeg er muligens ikke den beste til å gi råd til turister. Jeg mener fast bestemt at noe sånt som “et festlig museum” ikke finnes, jeg hadde lett valgt en bar-til-bar-runde over en guidet tur, og reaksjonen min da jeg så steder på UNESCOS verdensarvliste med egne øyne var gjennomgående: “Hæ? Er dette alt?”. Når det er sagt, finnes det turistattraksjoner for ukultiverte mennesker som meg. Her er mine fire beste anbefalinger for turister i Oslo og historien bak dem.
This is it: our last article on the series of 15 day of traveling across South America is here. Not only it will bring an end to these, but it will – like the others – leave you amazed. That is because this last one is about an incredible region in the north of Brazil that few foreigners know about, but is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the whole country – the Lençóis Maranhenses region!
So, this is coming to an end. Our series of fifteen articles about our trip around South America has taken us to places and countries and I hope you are all enjoying it a lot. Brazil is our last country, and before this ends, we have another opportunity to get to know one of the most paradisiac places in the Atlantic coast! This time, we are coming to the amazing city of Pipa!
On our first day in Brazil we went to the super urban landscape of São Paulo; on the second day, we enjoyed the beaches and mountains of Rio. Today, our journey through South America in 15 days brings us to the amazing city of Salvador – a place with such a distinct culture it will make you feel like you are in another country!
This has been an incredible journey so far. In the past ten days, we have showed you beauties and landscapes of amazing countries on the western coast of South America. The Caribbean coast in #Santa Marta#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/?p=31261), the middle of the world in #Ecuador#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/?p=31357), the salt desert in #Bolivia#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/travelling-across-south-america-in-15-days-day-6-la-paz-bolivia), the ruins in #Peru#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/?p=31483), the snow deserts in #Patagonia#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/travelling-across-south-america-in-15-days-day-8-patagonia) and, more recently, your first day in Brazil, enjoying the urban landmarks of #São Paulo#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/31808). Now get ready for more action and an amazing weather, because now you are arriving to the Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro.
Venice is a dream, a charming city. Visiting Venice is very different from living there. If you had to visit Venice in one day, where would you start from?
I suggest that you start from the mainland. Whether you take the bus or the train, you will cross a bridge – the “Ponte della Libertà” (“The Freedom Bridge”) – that will take you right to this immortal city, one of the most beautiful ones in the world.
After moving abroad, or moving further south in Europe, I have noticed my friends’ stereotypical image of Norwegians. Believe it or not, but most people I meet have never been to Norway, never met a Norwegian (before they met me), or in fact been to Norway. However they sure have a stereotype about Norwegians. We are, according to the majority, a funny little bunch of blond hikers with bad manners and woolen sweaters. I guess this fits pretty well with our perception of ourselves, though I still try to nuance this somewhat simple stereotype by promoting Norway as the most beautiful country in the world, full of adventure and “exotic” destinations.
Etter å ha flyttet til utlandet, eller flyttet lenger sør i Europa, har jeg lagt merke til mine venners stereotypiske bilde av oss nordmenn. Tro det eller ei, men de fleste jeg møter på har aldri vært i Norge, aldri møtt en nordmann, eller vært i Norge. Men en stereotypi om oss, det har de. Vi er en, ifølge de aller fleste, en artig liten gjeng med blonde, turgående, ullgenserbekledde sportsfanatikere med dårlige manerer. Dette stemmer vel i og for seg ganske godt over ens med vår egen oppfatning om oss selv, men jeg forsøker likevel å nyansere denne litt unyanserte innstillingen ved å promotere Norge som verdens vakreste land fullt av eventyr og ”eksotiske” reisemål.