Alesund

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4

On the western coast of Norway, the city of Oljósünn (Aljósund) lies on the eastern coast of Norway in the County of Moërg-Römsdal. The streets of the city are mainly built with buildings and structures in the architectural style of Ahr- nouveau. The modern city of Olóñún is a port city and tourist center.

Thanks to the influence of Hollystrom, it is under a mild climate. The territory of the city is occupied by the lands between the Göygänger fjord and the Hüjörøyre fjord. These narrow seas are listed on UNESCOs List of Human Heritage Sites. Olusegun lies on seven islands.

The architectural image of Olusegun, unusual in Norwegian cities, was created in the early 20th century, after a major fire that destroyed almost all of the citys structures. In the old tradition, the town was mostly built with wooden houses. The blaze quickly engulfed much of the city. In a short time, more than 10,000 people left their walls.

The design of the new city was developed by an architect who favored the Art Nouveau style. As a result, the streets of the city were decorated with towers of varying sizes, raised high with pylons and other decorative elements. ×Some of the funds for renovation work were given by William II, the Kaiser of Germany, who loved to spend time in the city.

The citys name, in Norwegian, means Hungarian, which means Hungarian. This name was given to Órósín by its illustrious saltwater. It divides the citys area into several parts, which are connected by underground tunnels and bridges. One of the tunnels connects the airport to the central part of Olson. The underpasses are lighted along their length and have specially designed curb lights that emit special tones when they are touched.

The museums exhibits and documents offer a glimpse into what the city was like before the fire and how citizens fought for their city in an effort to stop the fire from spreading. The Center for Art Nouveau has exhibits showing how this style was used in the construction of the city.

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  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 47,000 people
  • GDP: $70,617 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 71 Mbps
  • Best wireless: OneCall
  • Tipping: In Norway, tipping is not cumpolsory. It is however usual for Norwegians to leave a tip in restaurants and bars if they are happy about the service. A 10-20% tip is expected if the customer is satisfied. For Norwegians it’s uncommon to tip taxi-drivers or cleaning staff at hotels.
  • Apartment listings: Finn
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
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  • Best coffee 24/7: First Hotel Atlantica
  • Best coffee: Invit Espresso Bar
  • Best coworking space: Mesh
  • Online electronics shop: Komplett
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Norwegian
  • Best intl air carrier: SAS
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2200
  • Monthly costs for family: $5200
  • Monthly costs for local: $1500
  • Meal: $12
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $6
  • Coffee: $4


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