Restaurant Review: Vippa, Oslo, Norway

This is among the coolest places I’ve been to lately and definitely the coolest and best food court/market I’ve ever been to. The place is an old warehouse building with a lot of foodtruckish stand that ll serve dishes from different places in the world. Italian, Thai, Chinese, American, Middle east and so on. And in the middle is the tables and the seats so all could sit together even if you want different dishes.

Great selection and but I tried the duck burger which where amazing and the fries with oregano which where to much oregano but okay. The duck truly where real great.

However, the experience in it self and the selection made me just want to come back. They also have a pretty cool outside area just by the water where you can enjoy the amazing view. Its  cool setting, perfect for lunch and brunch or just something to eat spontaneously. Its affordable among the best prices I’ve seen in Oslo for this kind of food so highly recommends it!

Have you tried it? What did you think? Please leave a comment below.

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Top 3 Norwegian Beers

After living in Norway for 3 years and traveling I’ve got to know a lot of great Norwegian beers and even if I just getting started I thought that I would share my Top 3 Norwegian Beers with you.

1. Nøisom Brewery Bonfire Blonde
An amazing light well balanced beer that was something I didn’t even know I wanted or liked. A must if you get the opportunity to try.A pale ale craft beer from a Brewery in Fredrikstad founded by three friends a couple of years back with money from their aunts. As thanks they dedicated one of their beers to them, buts that’s another story. Today they are making among the best beers in Norway. This a great pale ale that I highly recommend.

2. Kinn Brewery Gamleguten
A classic ale with just the right kind of character and something for all ale fans out there. This is fact the only Norwegian Brewery that I actually visited. The brewery is located in the city of Florø which the westernmost city in Norway. Gamelguten is an old ale which is my favorite so far from this brewery. But I really hope to try more from Kinn. By the way the brewers pub down on the main street by the harbor is great and would fit right in anywhere in the world. World class!

3. Nøgne Ø Blonde
A well balanced perfect light colored beer for summer days. Tried this last summer and this is as the other once a great beer. This beer comes from the micro brewery in Grimstad called Nøgne. This is a brand that I’ve seen in a few more places than the other breweries on the list but don’t let that dirsturb you this is a truley great and a must try beer.

Did you really think Norway where a good beer country? I for sure didn’t but is real impressed and looking forward to try more Norwegian beer within the future.

Any recommendation on other great beers from other countries?

Tasted any of the beers on the list or what’s you favorite beer? Please leave a comment below.

Everyday photography

I’ve been sick for a few days with fever and a manly cold. But I’m getting bored so I’ve been watching tv but also spent some time on YouTube mainly watching photography videos.

So I’ve spent today with trying to catch some everyday photos. And here are the results.

Please leave a comment below on what you think about the photos and if you have any ideas for everyday photography.

5 years of blogging

It’s true, I’ve been blogging for 5 years this month. As you might know I’ve been more or less active in the blog during different period but it’s always a thing I love doing.

So, I’ve stared to look back five years in my phone and honestly was surprised by what’s happened during the last five years. I’ve finished university, got engaged, traveled, got married, lived and worked in Oslo for three years and moved back. A pretty crazy journey when I look back on it. Found a lot of photos in my photo library and not sure they ever been posted on the blog earlier but just to show some that’s happened during the last five years.

By the way I can highly recommend going through the last 5 years of photos. Changes perspectives a bit. I know the last five years have affected me deeply and hopefully mainly for good.

Please leave e comment below on what you’ve done the last five years?

New York, 2013

Oslo, 2014

Rome, 2015

Bali, 2016

Gaustatoppen, 2016

The CPR Challange

Today I thought I would have a meeting at the Swedish Lifesaving Association Gothenburg but I had written the wrong day in my calendar but I when I showed up some lifeguarding buddies where there doing the CPR-Challange so they challenged me, which they came to regret.

The CPR-challange is that you once a month are doing the CRP for 2 minutes in on a connected training device that measures the quality of you CPR. The goal is to reach 100 % if not already from the start so by the end of May. But its also about being better that the other once participating. When I did it 12 people had participated this month and my result for January was 86,15% which from now on is highscore and the result to beat.

So a lot of training from now on until next month, the goal is to beat my result from this month. So why do I do this. Simple if/when I will come into a situation where I need to perform CPR on a friend, relative, family member, co-worker (its most probability its some you know) or someone else I want to give the as high quality CPR as possible.

Have you done a CRP course?

Short trip to Oslo. Again.

So past midnight and way past my bedtime my I just can’t sleep. I really have to try harder after I posted this. 

After work today I’m heading back to Oslo again for the weekend but it will be a much shorter trip than usually because I will celebrate my dads birthday back home I Sweden again on Sunday. So I should get the opportunity to try out my new camera more then.

Plan for the weekend is to hang out with my girlfriend G and go skiing and that’s about it. What’s you plans? 

First days of 2017

Now 3 days of the new year has passed and 1 dat of this year went as usually to sleep after a long night and to take farewell to my girlfriend G that went back to Oslo again. But I will see her again this weekend.

Yesterday where the first day back at work, I bought a new membership to a gym which felt like a bit cliche to do the first thing on the new year. However, I wrote this years first blog post 2016 Review and I started to think about what I wanted to do this year.

Today I have been working and meet upp with an old lifeguard buddy (Little B) that’s in town for a few more days before he moves to Skåne (Southern parts of Sweden) in order to study. Walked almost 20000 steps today which feels like a good thing.

Full of thoughts for the new year and this week will have a lot of things in store I’m sure about that!

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2016 Review

First of all I just want to say happy new year everyone and thanks for reading the blog during 2016. It’s amazing to be able to run this blog.

2016 have been an intense year but I first realized when looking back at it on new years eve. So I though I would summarize it a little bit. And I have an idea of split a deeper review up during the next month.

So 2016 started I started out on my trip to Bali. Which was my first time I spent new year outside of Sweden. Bali was amazing and among the best trips of my life and right now I can see a lot of people posting from Bali on social media and I just want to go back soon again.

However the trip ended and I returned back to work and my home in Oslo. Back home in Oslo i cross country skied as much as I could and when X-games visited Oslo me and friend went and saw the big air competition which where amazing.

During the spring I celebrated my 29th birthday and I did so in Florence, Italy which where great. Don’t think I ever been to a city where I’ve eaten som much great food and been drinking so much great wine and with great I really med GREAT!

Just two weeks after my return to Oslo I went back to Italy. This time I stopped in Milan on the way to Cinque Terra where I hiked for 5 days with beautiful views.

The summer I spent in Sweden as usually together with my family and during the summer my grandpa on mother side past away. But I also had a real nice summer. Most of it by my girlfriend G’s  family’s cottage in Dalsland but also on the Swedish West coast that pretty much is Swedish summer to me. I also climbed hiked up the Norwegian mountain Gaustatoppen and meet my mom’s cousins and their children which where about the same age as me.

The autumn has I not written som much about on the blog but where among the biggest changes this year. I got a new job in Sweden that meant that I moved form Norway back home to Sweden again. However, I still travel a lot to Oslo and Norway because my girlfriend G still lives in Oslo. Much of the end of the year have been going to establishing my self back in Sweden. Taking up contact with friends in the area. Started to train lifeguarding again.

It’s been an intense year and I already now know that 2017 might be a even bigger year for me. I will let you know soon what this hint is about.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone, yeah I know its December 26th today but anyway. I just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas. I’ve been spending the last couple of days with friends and family and I’ve been taking a lot of photos and also tried some video so I’m super excited to see how all of this turns out. If it turns out okay I will share it here on the blog is the plan.

Right now I’m in Dalsland with my girlfriend G’s family and in their cottages up here. I looks like we have a storm coming in during the afternoon and the night so we will see how that turns out.

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Towards Oslo

I’m on the bus heading towards Oslo and Norway for the weekend. But this time is a bit different. A few weeks ago I saw the final concert with the Swedish band Kent but this weekend it’s a new concert and a new artist. This time it’s to see the biggest artist in Sweden, Håkan Hellström. So me and G will go with a few Swedish friends that lives in Oslo and some Norwegian that will experience him for the first time. I’m super excited. 

Been thinking a lot about I best could share his music with you because all of it is in Swedish.

So hete you got a youtube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bYb2lNhFXQ&feature=share