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12 hours in Oslo - an organized plan

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I chose the best places I know to visit for one day. Here's a full package of festivities to do in Oslo city. There's also a mini challenge for every place. The places are walking distance from one another.

Average distance: 9,4 min. Total walking minutes: 47. Amount of places to walk between: 5.

Hypothesis: In order to have fun traveling you just have to be in action.

Sensei Jose will be your motivational compass.

11:00 - 12:00 - Breakfast at Haralds vaffel

Start off by eating a Norwegian style breakfast, which is waffles, at the uncontested best place in the city. This is a trendy place.

The challenge: Get an estimation from a worker of how many waffles they sell every day.

Sensei Jose's motivation quote: Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Haralds vaffel is the best anxiety drug.

13:00 - 14:00 - Visit the Jewish Museum Oslo

5 minutes walk between. This isn't a boring museum. This is a different style of a museum. It has abnormal characteristics to it. They have different events here a lot and a library and a store also. 5 euro entrance, 4 euro for students.

The challenge: Get an estimation of how much money one receives on a bar mitzvah and how much reading you have to do.

Sensei Jose motivation quote: ''Art is not always about pretty things. It is about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected.'' We can tell ourselves this when we question if our money was wasted.

If you don't want to go here. Go to the central street Karl Johan and look at the stores there.

The challenge: Play the color game. Be the first to spot 10 people wearing the color of your choice. If you're alone then pick two colors and compete against yourself.

15:00 - 16:00 - Escape rooms Oslo

10 minutes walk between. If you want to pretend like your life situation is different, you can do that in an escape room. An escape room is a physical adventure where you solve riddles and find clues. This is the coolest experience of your life. Do yourself a favor. Take this chance. 44,5 Euros per person and you have to be two persons at least.

The challenge: It's obvious what the challenge is.

Sensei Jose motivation quote: If I had 60 minutes to solve a problem, I would use 55 minutes to define it, and 5 minutes to solve it. And 35 minutes extra to daydream, because I never meet the deadline.

If you don't want to use your money this way, then go to the great Oslo Opera. It is very close. 5 minutes walk.

The challenge: Engage a stranger in a 10-second conversation about Opera.

17:00 - 18:00 - Mammas pizza

7 minutes walk between. It has magnificent Italian style pizzas. They have sweet chocolate pizza's also in case you are in the mood for that. If you don't want pizza for some reason, then you'll find Burger King all over. 12-18 Euros per pizza.

The challenge: Find out which pizza sells the worst.

Sensei Jose motivation quote: Not everyone will like you. Unless you act like a pizza, then everyone will like you.

19:00 - 20:00 - Akershus fortress

10 minutes walk between. It's the absolute most important fortress in the Norwegian history. 0 Euro to visit (If you're desperate to give away money, then you can buy a guide).

The challenge: Play hide and seek. It's a good place to play hide and seek.

21:00 - 22:00 - Beer Palace

15 minutes between. The last place will be a bar next to the dock. But not just any bar. This is the Beer Palace. That's where sorrows and also celebrations happen. You will find out based on the challenges you did if it becomes a sorrow or a celebration.

The challenge: In a creative way you create a football goal and creatively think of ways to make it more difficult and interesting. The goal could be two glasses and the ball could be a Norwegian coin.

After that you have free time to do as you please, you are not restricted to play the game anymore. Because you have now succeeded.


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Kai Bonsaksen

Kai Bonsaksen

I'm Kai from Norway. I always follow that little voice in my head that tells me to go and explore new places … and on itinari, I talk about the ones I know the best!

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