Unfortunately, not all of the bitches could make it… absent bitches, I miss you, please come next time!
The event was hosted by the First Hotel Millenniun in central Oslo, and what a hosting! An intimate tour of the facilities accompanied by wine, tapas and great conversation! Guests from everywhere on the planet will certainly enjoy this facility and the down to earth friendliness and helpfulness of the team! It has become our base of operations!
Before dinner, Anne from Visit Oslo gave us as a comprehensive briefing! The Oslo Pass is an integrated transportation and attraction pass that once procured, offers you the use of the city’s resources for free. It’s pretty cool but I don’t think it includes waxing or teeth whitening, I’ll check. Clearly organ transplants and elective cosmetic surgery are on a pay as you go basis.
Anne is a legend. Her enthusiasm is infectous! During the briefing, she explained that the best way to compere visitors around town is to post an event, time and meeting place, and if anyone shows up, just do it, adding that people don’t want to see experts, they are boring. How right she is, I could not agree more.
The last time I compered foreigners around Norway was in Bergen the day after Mrs. BB and I married. Replete in my Norwegian National Dress and with umbrella in hand, I guided visitors around Bergen, a city which I really knew nothing about.
Pointing out statues and associating any famous Norewgian name I could bring to mind eventually got me busted. Faking an Olav Bull for a Greig, I was politely corrected by a local, in a most graciously knowing way. Telling my guests that over 1,000 trolls were displaced and had to be relocated to the North of Norway to make way for the new tunnel to the airport drew howls of derision from locals in the pub.
Experts may be boring, but I am not exactly sure laypersons are exciting, most certainly grossly inexperienced for the task at hand. I shall try my best, I don’t want to let Renny down. He has done an excellent job to get the city behind this event – I mean, the mayor is kicking off the first evening of the Gathering with a champagne reception… whoa!
I am not sure even my best behavior will keep me out of trouble this time!
Omg, maybe she said "Expats are boring"!