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The Oslo Blog Gathering is already half over!! Time goes by so quickly! We are really having a wonderful time meeting our blogger friends face to face, some for the first time, and others we have greeted before. It is truly an experience of a lifetime, and we feel like we are quickly becoming friends and we have so much in common. Even if we come from different cultures and struggle with the language from time to time everyone is so interesting, open and friendly. It really is a dream come true for Renny and I.


I don’t want to use very much time writing a post now so I will go into more detail later, but I know some friends who wish they could be here are following along around the world, so I want to give you an idea of what we have done so far! I am starting to realize that we really can’t manage everything in four days, so some of our friends will just have to come back and visit us again. But still we have managed to fit a lot into our schedule


First Oslo Guideservice provided us with an excellent guide who took us through Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmonkollen ski jump, and Bygdøy. Many thanks to Margaret for her excellent information and sunny personality!


Then of course we were received at the City Hall by the Mayor of Oslo and served champagne and wonderful party food. We were treated as Royalty, and again provided with an excellent guide who could give us a lot of information about this very special building and its history.


We started our second day, after a good nights sleep and a nice breakfast at First Millenium Hotel with a visit to the new Oslo Opera House, and Renny and Lawrence were able to arrange for an incredible guided tour there as well. Only the best for our guests you know! We were given an explaination of the thoughts behind the architecture, as well as a peek in the main stage, and a peek behind the scenes where dancers and musicians are practicing, scenes and costumes are being made and art is being created long before it reaches our eyes and ears!


In the afternoon it was time to visit the Royal Castle and of course all the tourists want to see the changing of the guards!


And in the evening we took a boat ride on the fjord out to a little island where we were served the most delicous dinner.

Many of us chose the fresh seafood of course, but if you are not a seafood lover there were very good choices of chicken or meats available as well.

I feel it is safe to say that everyone is well satisfied and enjoying the trip here in Oslo. And we are having fun playing host, getting to know people and acting like tourists in our own home town. We are even living at the hotel you know so we don’t miss any of the action!! Now it is really time for bed hahaha! Good night and see you all again soon!

Comments on: "Blogger friends exploring Oslo at OsloBG" (12)

  1. We went out today and had fresh fried clams! Oh, it was good.
    Thinking of you all and wishing I was there.

  2. The way you organized the event if pretty amazing! I’m sure you were great hosts – you both love your country and are passionate about it. Gosh, wish I could have come… but like I said, I had the opportunity to go see my family in France in July and family comes first.

  3. WANT that last plate of fish!

  4. Letizia Marziali said:

    The more I read your accounts and see the wonderful pictures you have uploaded, the more I feel sad for not being able to come for the Blog Gathering :((( As Renny said to console me “Hopefully, next time”. Yes, I really hope to meet you all in Oslo some day, dear Diane. Thank you for keeping us updated about the blog gathering, I’ll be waiting for the next pictures and accounts, in the meantime, have a great and wonderful time with your blogger friends!!!^_^

  5. […] Update: My wife DianeCA’s post from this first day: Blogger friends exploring Oslo at OsloBG! […]

  6. Return to Norway said:

    Gosh Diane – the food does look lovely! Thanks for sharing. See you soon 🙂

  7. I need to go next Oslo BG! Your photos are fantastic! And I think that all this places with wonderful people are very amazing!!!

  8. Dear Diane ! Its been incredible being whit you and everyone in Oslo. You made us fell at home. We are very happy . I remenber us in Drobak . My husban its happyand Im more . I can not stop talking about this amazing experiencie.
    Your photos are great !
    Take care

    A big hug

    Maria ( Ibiza )

  9. Dear Diane

    I just posted about the BG on my blog.We had a such great time! We are watching and watching all the pictures with Pierre! On saturday I invite my family for a Scandinavian dinner and we’ll watch the pictures of the BG!!! It was an extraordinary adventure!!!

  10. Diane,
    can you believe it’s allmost a week since this once in a lifetime event.
    It was really something – to remember for lifetime
    Thanks to you and Renny

    big hugs
    T and A

  11. Dear Diane ! I remenber just last week very emotional !!
    Thank one more time for the wonderfull time together and to be so good whit all of us.
    A big hug


  12. It is hard to look at your pictures and realize that the BG event is part of the past already. It was so much fun. Oslo is a great city and you and Renny helped us have a wonderful time there.

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