A Walk alongside the Aker River

The best thing about Sundays is waking up late, drinking coffee in bed and doing something together as a family. We usually pick a route and buy some potato nan from our local Indian place (Punjab) and then walk to a coffee place. We´ve been talking a lot about following the river Aker upstreams, back in the day it used to be quite shabby, but now they´ve cleaned it up really nicely and we didn´t meet any drug addicts or dealers in our way. IMG_4919From Grønland it´s probably a half an hour walk to The Food Court- Mathallen, where we chose to have our coffee today. On the way, Sam had a bath or two, grazed the fresh grass and leapt around like a bunny. IMG_4920 IMG_4923 IMG_4927 IMG_4931 IMG_4932 IMG_4935 IMG_4936 Alongside the river, we spotted many old factories housing quirky terraces, design shops and apartments. Pretty funky! IMG_4937 IMG_4939 IMG_4940 Sunday markets are popular in Norway and you can sell your own clothes or buy some new, in addition to being able to enjoy a home-made waffle and a cup of coffee in the sun. IMG_4942 Finally, The Food Court. Although it was chilly and a bit rainy when we´d left, by the time we got there the weather had turned sunny and really warm.IMG_4943 A cortado is a must when in Oslo! My fave!IMG_4944 Relaxing with dad is the best treat in the world.IMG_4946 IMG_4947 “Oslove” (Oslo Love) appeared in the aftermath of 22nd July, when Norway as a nation suffered from an antihero´s blow to its core. You´ll find it everywhere, it´s a way of expressing solidarity and love towards our multicultural city and its inhabitants.IMG_4949 IMG_4954 IMG_4955Really jealous of all the people who have a balcony! Grrr! 😉 On our way home we bought some watermelon to cool down and now I´m ready for a nap. 😉 xxx, Alina

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