Oslo is blessed with some incredibly beautiful parks which manage, in typical Norwegian style, to straddle the line between a bucolic naturalness and well-kept grace. As soon as the sun is out this is where you'll find locals lolling, picnicking and often getting their gear off and catching some rays.
Garden islands and lagoon aquaculture yield speciality produce and seafood you won’t find elsewhere – all highlighted in inventive Venetian cuisine, with tantalising traces of ancient spice routes. The city knows how to put on a royal spread, as France’s King Henry III once found out when faced with 1200 dishes and 200 bonbons.
Sofia feels limitless in nightlife and often seems more like a collection of cities than one cohesive whole. At the centre you will find why Sofia is one of the best spots for stag parties in Europe. On Sofia city that is still being built: islands of reclaimed land that host leisure and entertainment facilities and soon many venues for the best night experience.