Trying the Boomerang app

For the last few days I’ve been trying the app Boomerang that’s the latest app from Instagram and Facebook. Real simple design and looks good and easy to use but to be honest not very useful. Only time I’ve used in a good was so far is when I threw leafs in the park last Sunday.

To summarize, design and user friendliness is great but purpose of the app is a bit more unclear to me.

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A visit from Mr. A

Today My girlfriend G are leaving for Germany where she will spend time with some friends while I will stay in Oslo. But I’ve got a friend that’s coming to visit which I’m really looking forward to. Haven’t seen A since this summer where we meet up in Gothenburg so will be nice to catch up and get another great weekend in Oslo. 

Restaurant Review: Taco República, Oslo

Walked by a few weeks ago and because I’m a big fan of Mexican food me and my girlfriend tried it out for lunch.

At a first glance this place gives you kind of a trendy atmosphere but when you look closer it’s a nice restaurant with a chill interior but not as trendy as I first perceived it as. It’s a popular place to go but we got the last table.

We tried the tacos and I’ve got to say that the pork tacos where the best. They also had a good lemonade that I enjoyed. The food is good and authentic Mexican food, at least that’s what it tastes like.

There service is shifting just by the time I visited I found the some of the staff is real friendly and some are acting a bit strange.

But if you like Mexican food, its not the best place in town but it have good food and I would still think its worth trying out and I give it 3 out 5 points.

Talking on the phone

Yesterday and talked to both my best friends the first one is my lifeguarding buddy S. We call each other when we’re on our way home from work from time to time when we get the opportunity and discuss everything so that was a great call just what I needed. Unfortunately my battery ran out of energy because of the cold weather but it was nice anyway and I will give him a call soon again.

Then I skyped with Alexander and we worked with our project Banda of Sweden mainly but also a great call. So what a day!

  

Winter time

The night to Sunday the passed weekend we turned all clocks back one hour. I don’t know if this is something that exists in the rest of the world but in Sweden and Norway we do this in order to adjust our lives to the time the sun is up.

So I got to sleep for one extra hour the night until Sunday. So if you’re going to Sweden and Norway make sure to keep track on the time.

Short Sunday Hike

Usually I’m hiking in the northern parts of Oslo but for the first time I was hiking in the eastern parts of Oslo yesterday. And what a place I hiked up to. Hiked up on the mountain Grefsenkollan during the afternoon and got the last sun of the day. Didn’t have the camera with me but had my phone that’s getting old and died after 5 photos but here are a few of them. But I got to say that the photos don’t make the view justice so if you’re visiting I could recommend this place.

   
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The Kontiki Museum 

This weekend I had guest here in Oslo, Norway. So I showed them around to different sights here in Oslo. And one of these places where the Kontiki museum. The museum is about the Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his expeditions around the world where Kontiki is the most famous.

During the Kontiki expidition Thor and his crew build a wooden raft in balsa wood and sailed it for 100 days between South America and Polynesia in order to show that the people from Polynesia came from South American and not Asia.

The position took place in 1948 and during this expedition the crew at Kontiki documented the entire trip. It all ended up in a documentary that later won an Oscars Award for best documentary in 1950. A documentary that I really could recommend.

The expedition has also become adventure and history movie of a bit more fictional type but still based on the true events and story of reality. That movie where released in 2012 and is also a move that I would recommend.

Here is a link if you would like to visit the museum or get more information about it.

http://www.kon-tiki.no
Here is a photo from the visit yesterday.