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Why Stavanger?. Stavanger is one of the largest cities in Norway, and center for the oil industry. Two years ago, it was chosen as “European Capital of Culture”. But what is the city in the eyes of its inhabitants and tourists? Why do people like Stavanger? What do locals recommend you to visit? The Foreigner went out and asked several people their opinion. June Vigsnes: June Vigsnes - citizenThe Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk“In my view, Stavanger is a really nice city. What I like in the city is that everywhere you go is so green and you have many parks, flowers and nature around you. In my mind The Old Town (Gamle Stavanger) is really beautiful and this part of the city has got a special charm. My best activity in the city is Gladmat - The Food Festival - as I can try not just Norwegian food from different producers, but the international food as well. It is annual event, which this year is from the 28th to the 31st of July. From the smallest activities, every Sunday I enjoy a flea market at an open place called “ Nytorget” with my friends. You can buy cheap, second-hand things there for very good prices.”

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Why Stavanger?

Published on Monday, 12th July, 2010 at 12:52 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last Updated on 12th July 2010 at 14:05.

Stavanger is one of the largest cities in Norway, and center for the oil industry. Two years ago, it was chosen as “European Capital of Culture”. But what is the city in the eyes of its inhabitants and tourists? Why do people like Stavanger? What do locals recommend you to visit? The Foreigner went out and asked several people their opinion.

Stavanger harbour and market
Stavanger harbour and market
Photo: The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk


June Vigsnes: June Vigsnes - citizen
June Vigsnes - citizen
The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk
“In my view, Stavanger is a really nice city. What I like in the city is that everywhere you go is so green and you have many parks, flowers and nature around you. In my mind The Old Town (Gamle Stavanger) is really beautiful and this part of the city has got a special charm. My best activity in the city is Gladmat - The Food Festival - as I can try not just Norwegian food from different producers, but the international food as well. It is annual event, which this year is from the 28th to the 31st of July.

From the smallest activities, every Sunday I enjoy a flea market at an open place called “ Nytorget” with my friends. You can buy cheap, second-hand things there for very good prices.”

Wilawan: Wilawan - restaurant owner
Wilawan - restaurant owner
The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk
“I recommend you to see the beautiful church called Domkirke located in the center of the city. Moreover, the Oil Museum is worth seeing as the city is very famous for oil production, and the old city is a good place to take a stroll. During the summer the city is full of tourists who can buy fresh fish in the market. Well, the taste is very different to those packed ones from a supermarket.”

Stine: Stine - student at the University of Stavanger
Stine - student at the University of Stavanger
The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk
“In my mind Stavanger is a pleasant city with a nice atmosphere which you can feel when you come here. There are lots things are going on in the city, especially during the summer. I enjoyed the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam one week ago, which was quite big event in the city.

In my spare time I like to go to the beach called Sola and hang out there with my friends. During the summer we also have more gigs. In August Roxette is coming, and in September a-ha for the Rått og Råde Festival.”

Rodrigo Rodrignes: Rodrigo Rodrignes - tourist
Rodrigo Rodrignes - tourist
The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk
“Me and my friend from Italy just arrived today. We have not visited many spots in the city, but have already seen few things: the church - Domkirke, the city center, and some lovely parks.

In this city I very much like the way people care about the nature, and keep it tidy. It is perfect to have a rest in green and clean surroundings.

One thing here which gives me a headache is the prices!”

Francisco JilkoFranciso Jilko - tourist
Franciso Jilko - tourist
The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk
: “This is my second time in this city and I like it very much. I can see the organization here is very good. It is just so beautiful - nature, architecture and of course the people!

Well, I just cannot find the words to describe how good I feel in this city.”



Published on Monday, 12th July, 2010 at 12:52 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.
Last updated on 12th July 2010 at 14:05.

This post has the following tags: stavanger, oil, culture, capital, vestlandet, rogaland, people, opinions, remarks, gladmat, sand, volleyball, nytorget, market, domkirke.





  
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