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I'm Krisha - a Scandinavian mama and physician, a crafter, and an avid coffee drinker - trying to nudge my family towards a greener lifestyle!

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Thursday
Apr252013

day trip

Yesterday I spent the day in Fredrikstad a little town about an hour or so south of Oslo. I went down to visit with one of my very best friends and colleague The town was originally a garrison town and the fortified old town is still intact. It is incredibly charming with galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants.

The morning was gray and cold and the light very "flat" so these pictures does not do the old town justice. That may be more due to me being under dressed and more focused on catching up with my friend rather than focusing on my camera settings though. My friend took me to this nice, warm and charming cafe, Mormors cafe. The literal translation is mom's mom cafe - which is the same as grandma. Indecently my cousin Arve over at starve had recommended the cafe profusely. 

It was the perfect place for girlfrinends to have lunch and catch up. We had  salad and the most amazing carrot cake. The rest of the menu looked interesting, but again my focus was else where..

You can get to Fredrikstad by a direct train from Oslo. The ride is 1,hr and 15 minutes. Its comfortable and nice. The old town is a bit of a hike from the train station, but there is a bus line. If you are spending a longer period time in Oslo and are looking for a day trip destination, I would really recommend the trip. However, my friend tells me that Moromors cafe is very popular so you need to get there early if you want to secure a table for lunch on the weekends.