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United #4019/Cont 106 IAH 10:45am to Newark 3:29pm
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United #3284/Cont 38 Newark 8pm to Oslo 9:45am next day
6hr time difference from Austin.
Arrival at Oslo airport.
Bus ride into town.
Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion
Skippergaten 7 No-0152 Oslo 0152
$268.12 for two nights including taxes and fees, free internet, breakfast, and dinner #1 of 82
My original room
Typical European single, nothing to write home about and a little disappointing. However when I complained that the air conditioning didn't work,
and was informed that my room actually didn't have AC (the website clearly states every room has AC) but I could upgrade for only $60 more per night
I became irate and was upgraded to the room below.
The weather was grey and it would rain a little in the afternoon, but forecasts had called for thunderstorms the whole time I was here, so I considered
myself lucky for what I got.
Walked to the near-by opera house where stop #2 was...
...for the Oslo hop on/hop off bus