Rica City Hotel Fredrikstad
Travel Blogs from Fredrikstad
... and made three phone calls but eventually had to admit defeat saying that everyone in Norway has a washing machine – have done for years, so there is no call for a laundrette. She did refer us to a dry cleaners cum laundry, but they wanted 65 NOK a kilo to wash, dry and fold our bedding, towels and smalls, that would work out at over £40 for the bag – so I guess tomorrow’s challenge is ...
... 5th. Oh how time flies! Nine weeks left!
As we press onward, I'd like to call to mind the words of Mark Twain, who said “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you
didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail
away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Keep your stick on the ice.
... around Moss, I found a VW hubcap half buried in a snow bank by the side of the road. Of course, I brought it back and cleaned it up. It makes a nice decoration in my dorm room. Makes it feel more like home. (Though I don't actually have hubcaps on my walls at home. Yet...) So, yeah, it's been a pretty uneventful last couple days.
But that'll change tomorrow! Tune in Sunday for the latest news from Sweden!
... bag in the freezers when you don't speak a single word in Norwegian. You could end up with frozen french fries, or you could have just bought yourself half a cod. Anyhow, I've learned to take a translator with me so at least I have someone to blame when I end up with a jar of vegemite instead of Nugatti (which is a pretty good imitation of Nutella).
Mass at ten. I still didn't understand a word that was said, but hey, it's the effort that ...
... recall stories of vikings, and legends of
trolls. No matter what your perspective is, this country on the
northern fringe of Europe will be my home for the next nearly five
months. I have been privileged with the once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to study abroad in this Nordic land.
But let me start by introducing
myself. My name is Robert Reinpold. I am a 2010 graduate of Hillsboro
High School, and I am currently ...