Norway – Oslo Arrival

Norway > Oslo

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October 12, 2011

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[This trip was planned barely two weeks ago when Qatar Airways announced, to commemorate its inaugural DOH-OSL service, an incredibly low promotional fare for KUL-OSL-KUL via Doha. I quickly grabbed two tickets, and here we are …]

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Early morning departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), hardly a soul in sight.
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Sunrise over the Arabian desert.
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Our eventual flight path, KUL-DOH.
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Brand new day, but already hot and dusty in Doha.
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Departing DOH for OSL.Posted Image

Second brekky for the day, pretty good chow.
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Right over Iraq, but at 40,000ft up we are safe.
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Love the ambience.
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Nearing the destination.
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Oslo city passes to our left as we head for Gardermoen.
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At Gardermoen, catching the NSB train to Oslo Central Station. Cheapest and easiest way to get to downtown.
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Interestingly, ‘needles’ are attached atop surfaces of structures — not elegant but an effective way to deter birds from loitering and making a mess.
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Soon on our way to downtown Oslo, and a mild 13.7C outside.
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People-watching from the train, and it seems Oslo has a sizable Muslim community.
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Very nice late afternoon in Oslo as we step out of Main Station onto Jernbanetorget.
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Jernbanetorget, at the front of the Main Station, is a key city transport hub as well.
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Anyway, Oslo evening rush hour is mostly harmless.
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Efficient city transport encourages people to leave their own vehicles at home. When will Kuala Lumpur come to this stage?
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Karl Johans gate, a pleasant pedestrian shopping mall which starts at Jernbanetorget.
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A statue-man in action, the usual suspect in European cities. Always ready to surprise unsuspecting folks.
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Just around the corner from Jernbanetorget, we spot our hotel — a shower and a good night’s sleep before we begin our Norwegian adventure tomorrow.
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2 Responses to “Norway – Oslo Arrival”

  1. khadijah says:

    Salam .. how cheap d air ticket then ? tq

  2. naim says:

    Qatar Airways sold the introductory KUL-OSL (via DOH) tix for less than RM1300 return, all in.

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