“Norwegians are always in a rush and have too much money” is how a Canadian born man explained to me why nearly all the flyers traveling to Oslo Central Station were buying the Flytoget express train tickets for 170 NOK ($29.75 USD) rather than NSB local train tickets for 90 NOK ($15.75 USD).
Kiosk for NSB local train ticket 90 NOK on left and Flytoget Express train tickets on right 170 NOK.
The local train left one minute later than the express train and arrived at the Oslo central train station eight minutes later than the express train. Nearly all the train ticket buyers at the airport automated kiosks paid an extra 80 NOK ($14 USD) to get to Oslo ten minutes sooner. Read More…
Everyone has heard of Hollywood. But where do you go in Hollywood to see stars and stuff?
Last April I attended a party at H&H, Hollywood and Highland Center while attending the U.S. Travel International PowWow. I loaded on a bus in downtown Los Angeles, the area of historic downtown with City Hall, the convention center and LA Live Entertainment Center for a crosstown traffic trip to see stars and bars in Hollywood.
Arriving at Hollywood & Highland Center I walked off the bus onto a red carpet. H&H was home of the 2012 Academy Awards. There was a small crowd of 30 to 50 gawkers across the street, behind a police barricade, snapping photos of the U.S. Travel PowWow tourism delegates.
The biggest stars I saw that night in front of Hollywood & Highland were already flattened on the ground before the party got started. Read More…