AI
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Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:01 am

Hi guys,
I am hoping some of the scandinavian members might be able to give me some advice.
I am going to be in Lund, Sweden which is very close to CPH in the last week of April & 1st week of May. I am going to be busy working those 2 weeks but will have the weekend to myself.
I hope to go & see Copenhagen in the evenings after work & maybe if time permits during the day time. but for that one weekend in between I am planning to go either to Stockholm or Oslo.
I can go on friday evening & come back to Lund on Sun evening.
Any suggestions as to which place should I go to ?
thanks in advance,
AI

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Thom@s
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:33 am

Stockholm is cheaper. Didn't you read the "Oslo, worlds most expensive city" thread?  Smile

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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:41 am

Stay in Lund! Helluva lot cheaper than Oslo and Stockholm... However, you can find return tickets from MMX to BMA for around 1000 SEK.

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AI
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:51 am

I am being funded for this trip, so even though I will have to bear some expenditure from my own pocket, money might not be too tight.
AI
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:15 am

Stockholm is beautiful and has a lot of stuff to see/do.
But a lot of people are very much into "outcooling each other".
It's very much design/media hype.
(we live on the outskirts of the world, but we are the best trend followers and early-adopters on the planet!")

But there are a lot of real people too.
Stay away from "Stureplan" (city bar scene) unless you love standing ín endless lines. Or just want to see it...

Oslo is more small townish. Nice people.

I suggest exploring CPH in more depth.

You have to visit Christiania. http://www.christiania.org
Hippie heaven mostly known for free drug trade. But amazing place to visit!
Very friendly.

Or explore the south Swedish countryside. Very beautiful that time of year.


Good Luck
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 4):
(we live on the outskirts of the world, but we are the best trend followers and early-adopters on the planet!")

we have been told that danish design is the trendsetting design  Confused
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:51 am

Yeah. But I was refering to Stockholm.
When you land at ARN you're greeted by all these fashion/ad style photographs of design/media people who say "Welcome to my hometown".
(NB: Not my "Homeland")
Including several people who're not even from Stockholm at all.

In France they would have used philosophers, writers, statesmen,

We use architects, jewelry designers e t c

I have it up to .... with design right now.
If it's boring it's design.
If it's not it's populistic....

Look at the SAS-livery. Supposed to express all this and that and Scandinavian design. I just think it's.....boring.

Sorry. In a hateful period.

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BTW - CPH is cool...
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:53 am

You could combine Copenhagen and Oslo with a Mini Cruise. You can sail overnight from Copenhagen to Oslo, habve a day in Oslo and then sail back overnight to Copenhagen. The big ferries are just like cruise liners. Its a great way to save on hotels and travel at the same time. Oslo is quite easy to walk around and explore. Check out the DFDS ferry web site below:


http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/DSW/EN/...ise/C-Oslo/TwonightMiniCruiseBreak
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:10 am

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 6):
When you land at ARN you're greeted by all these fashion/ad style photographs of design/media people who say "Welcome to my hometown".
(NB: Not my "Homeland")
Including several people who're not even from Stockholm at all.

oh really? that seems kind of odd.. I have never been to either Stockholm or Oslo, so I can't say my opinion about those cities. I have not even been to Norway, only Sweden. lol kinda weird since I have lived in Denmark during most of my life ( I have lived in Canada for 8 months) My dad has been to both Stockholm and Oslo a thousand times on business trips so I guess that is why he has not been taking me there as a kid.

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 6):
Look at the SAS-livery. Supposed to express all this and that and Scandinavian design. I just think it's.....boring.

I don't agree.. I like it very much, but I still miss the old white livery.

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 6):

BTW - CPH is cool...

thanks  Smile The best part of CPH is when you arrive and you get out of baggage claim and into Terminal 3:
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:49 am

I am having a long weekend in Oslo in two weeks time to be there for Holmenkollen Sunday. Does anyone know any inexpensive / reasonably priced restaurants in Oslo that don't feature in Rough Guide or Lonely Planet but do serve local dishes?
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:10 am

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
I don't agree.. I like it very much, but I still miss the old white livery.:

I miss the OLD livery


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Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
thanks   The best part of CPH is when you arrive and you get out of baggage claim and into Termi

ONE of the best. CPH has the best airport shopping/eating I've seen. Beat DXB by miles. And a lot less spread out than AMS.

But the exit to the terminal is a strike of genius. Really creates that" I HAVE TRAVELLED NOW I HAVE RETURNED" feeling. A bit of the old glory (yeah II know  old  You often see people waving flags and stuff
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:38 am

Quoting Willo (Reply 9):
Does anyone know any inexpensive / reasonably priced restaurants in Oslo that don't feature in Rough Guide or Lonely Planet but do serve local dishes?

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I can't think of any off the top of my head. You have to try Jappis Kebab. It's almost local cuisine now Big grin

Other than that, go to a grocery store, buy bread, butter, and cheese. Then wrap it all in paper, put it in your bag all day, then eat. Traditional Norwegian "matpakke"
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:46 am

I've never been to Oslo, but Stockholm is a great place. A little pricy, as is all of Scandinavia, but worth it. It's beautiful, what with all the water and islands, historic, great restaurants, clean, exciting. I loved it.
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:37 am

When youre in Lund take the commuter train to Malmoe ans see the Turning Torso building. IMO it´s a beautiful piece of engineering.
I suggest you take the train over to dejlige (lovely) Copenhagen, one helluva town, trust me.

Have a nice trip

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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:52 pm

If price is the dominant factor, then I suggest Stockholm.

If it's beautiful landscape and scenery, then Oslo.

If it's having more entertainment fun, then stay in Copenhagen.
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:28 pm

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 10):
I miss the OLD livery

well okay, I miss that one too but I dont have the same feelings for it as you probably do since I was born too late  Wink

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 10):
ONE of the best. CPH has the best airport shopping/eating I've seen. Beat DXB by miles. And a lot less spread out than AMS.

I also really like CPH. Another nice airport is Singapore Changi, but I still don't think it beats CPH.
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:38 pm

STO is a beautiful city , OSL is a very pretty town - do you prefer beautiful cities with beautiful people ... or pretty towns with beautiful people ?
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:25 pm

thanks a lot guys for all your suggestions.
keep them coming.
I will let you all know where i decide to finally go.
AI
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:02 pm

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 10):
I miss the OLD livery

Makes me think of...


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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:50 am

OK. I'm an old bastard, but that livery is my time. The old "original" just feels so right today. But a 747 with that colorful livery just says everything Scandinavia (and SAS) was all about in the ´80s.

We can do everything. Go everywhere. Let's get a new Porsche! Let's buy the world!

To quote "Cheers" "God - I miss that decade!"

First time I saw it was in Israel. As SAS is/was our national airline a change of livery was BIG NEWS. And we all felt the old one was boring.
SAS must have had flights to Ben Gurio. I remember looking up at a plane seeing those stripes on the belly and realizing that it must be the new SAS livery.

The belly thing was really cool. And the planes looked very optimistic in a way, and looked great at dull/grey february airports. Especially on 747's. Or....


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So - honestly - I admit - I would like the 80's livery back too.
It's a bit like having to admit that you sing along to some disco songs from -79 today. Whereas "way back when" you wore T-shirts saying "Death to Disco".
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:04 am

Come on! Go to Norrköping instead, that's a metropol well worth a visit  Smile
 
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:54 am

Have to say Oslo was a little disappointment, it's about the same size as hometown Helsinki but felt smaller and more silent, or was it because it was July?
I think the best Norway starts outside Oslo. Fjords!
Stockholm is nice, busy and beautiful, and beautiful people - lot of icy fashion clones though  Smile Best in summer like all Nordic cities.
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:55 pm

Definitely Stockholm if you are a city person. Oslo is fine, but feels (is) smaller and more provincial. Stockholm is breathtaking and has the big city attitude [some say too much, but I like that] and vistas, tunnels, bridges, etc...
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:27 am

thanks guys.
i think it might be stockholm......only because Malmo to OSL flight is about 250 GBP while Malmo to ARN is about 87 GBP. so we have a clear winner.
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RE: Stockholm Or Oslo

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:44 am

By ways of train:
Lund C-Oslo S r/t:1532 SEK
Lund C-Stockholm C r/t:814 SEK
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