About Barbara A
Lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Since Apr. 2015
18-24 year old female
In love with travelling, enjoying the very essence of wherever ago and discover everything about the culture, folklore and traditions there may be. The caribbean has my heart, but home is wherever mother nature and us are.
Castles, Historic Sites
Bodies of Water, Biking Trails
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Historic Walking Areas
Monuments & Statues
Situated behind the Royal Palace, Piccolo brings the tastes of Italy to Norway's cafe culture. This lovely cafe is a perfect place to start your day, with a delicious cup of coffee (direct from a family producer in Naples) and a tasty breakfast. It's no wonder that this friendly spot is popular with locals! The owners make everyone feel at home here.
Located in the St. Hanshaugen borough, Damstredet & Telthusbakken are two picturesque, historic streets perfect for strolling. Take some time to admire their well-preserved wooden houses, which date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Situated in the city center, against the dramatic backdrop of the Oslofjord, Akershus is a a national symbol of Norway. Take some time to wander around the beautiful grounds, and then explore the elegant halls of the palace. The place is really calm, and its cozy vibe has an air of ancient mystery.
Located in the former shipyard-turned-shopping hub of Aker Brygge, Burger Joint is the ideal please to refuel after a pleasant morning of walking around. In addition to a nice variety of burgers, you have the Beer Palace on the upper floor, and some delicious truffle fries or onion rings to round everything out. A stop here will leave you satisfied and ready to explore the district.
To avoid dozing off after such majestic meal, take a walk along Brygge, where you can enjoy great sea views and fantastic architecture. There are also some nice shops where you can buy a nice memento or two to take home, and if you have a sweet tooth or fancy a drink there are plenty of spots for ice cream or cocktails too.
Bygdoy will place you close to some of the best museums and recreation areas in western Oslo. Here, you can take a swim at the beach or a cycle one of the many trails, and then visit the Kon-Tiki or Fram museums to learn about Oslo people and their maritime heritage.
A delicious dinner at Hos is a wonderful way to call it a day. In addition to the great service here, each creation has a flavor that will delight your senses, and the atmosphere will make you feel right at home. Sergio, the proprietor, is very passionate about Hos and you'll see, feel and taste his great dedication.
Down at Kristian IV's Gate, you'll find a place frozen in time. Located inside the lavish Hotel Bristol, the Library Bar and Wintergarden offers elegant sophistication and an excellent selection of sandwiches. Historically a meeting place for politicians, actors, writers, and musicians, this is a beautiful place to kick off your day with coffee and breakfast.
Karl Johans gate is the main street in central Oslo. Meander along it and its surrounding streets, where you'll find all sorts of shops and cafés along with important buildings such as Parliament, the National Gallery and some other buildings that maintain the architecture of their time.
The National Gallery houses some stunning works by artists such as Goya, Greo, Munch, Picasso and more! It is really worth your money and time, especially for those who love art and the different movements that have existed and remain intact through these works.
A wonderful place for a late lunch, Mother India serves up delicious dishes (some rather spicy) that are high in both quality and quantity, The owner will receive you with a big smile, and the staff is always attentive to whatever you might need or want. The cozy vibe makes it easy to relax after a morning of exploring. The food ranges from traditional to some dishes with a Norwegian flare.
The world's largest sculpture park devoted to a single artist, Vigeland Park is the life's work of sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Not only was Vigeland in charge of the park's design and layout, but more than 200 of works dot the area lending the park a singular beauty that can only be given by Gustav Vigeland.
Fauna is a true piece of art, and the five- and 10-course meals here are flabbergasting in every sense. Their presentation is stunning, the flavors will wow you, and the wine makes every course go smoothly. Romantic, impressive and unique!
Translated as 'Oslo lands,' Oslomarka are recreational areas that dot the city. Before the day comes to an end, choose any of the areas that are nearest to you and spend some time relaxing and soaking up the quietness of nature. Watching the stars with a nice glass of wine is a truly marvelous and romantic experience worthy your time.
What better way to kick off your last day in Oslo than by enjoying some authentic Norwegian food? Known for some of the finest seafood in Oslo, Fiskeriet Youngstorget serves up authentic dishes as well as some with a playful Spanish twist. The cozy vibe completes the whole scene.
Hidden up in the Hollmenkollen hills above Oslo, Hans Krag's Kragstotten sculpture makes for a fun surprise on a pretty hike. The statue forever looks out over the breathtaking panoramic views, and you should take some time to stop here and stare too!
Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower will give you a peek into the history of skiing and snowboarding in Norway. Its up-to-date exhibitions and gorgeous views from the top of the tower will leave in you in real awe, and the ski simulator is a complete thrill.
This fantastic brewery is a great place to enjoy an afternoon break. The industrial design is inviting, and the most amazing kebabs you'll ever have are located on the upper floor — and, needless to say, they go really well with that beer!
The story goes that Santa Claus was born beneath a rock in Vindfangerbukta, just to the north of Drøbak. Whether or not you believe that tale, this town's Christmas cheer (all year round) is undeniable. The picturesque village offers much to do and enjoy, from shopping to an aquarium to lovely wooden houses.
Bon Lio From takes you on a multi-course (10-14!) journey through Mediterranean deliciousness. All of the dishes are as exquisite-looking as they are tasty, and the buzzing atmosphere makes this a truly memorable experience.