Rica City Hotel Fredrikstad
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... graduating class spends about 2 weeks or something like that driving around in red vans with writing on them and they party almost everyday until they have finished all of their exams. It seems like a strange time to party when summer is around the corner but its been going on for 100 years or something like that so I guess they don't see any problem with it. So the Russ parade is a parade of 18 year olds that are still partying. It looked pretty sweet. Then they started ...
... having an awesome time here. It's just that with every passing day, I (as well as the other Americans) realize just how much I love America!
As I made mention of in previous entries, the weather here has been exceptional in the last week and a half. That was, until yesterday. We woke up to a fresh blanket of white on the ground. I almost cried. Almost. It snowed most of the day, and then the snow ...
... in Europe. After catching up,
she gave me a guided tour of her city. Uppsala, which is about an
hour north of Stockholm, is a really pretty place. It is home to
northern Europe's largest church (the "Domkryka"), an
incredibly impressive example of Gothic architecture that has to be
seen to be appreciated.
During my stay, Jenni and I took a day
trip to the Swedish capitol of Stockholm. While there, ...
Oslo as we made our way to the Nobel Peace Center. It was pretty
cool, but not as cool as our next stop, Akershus. Translating to
"Aker's House," Akershus is a medieval fortress that
overlooks the Oslo harbor. It is really beautiful within the fortress
walls; I can't wait to go back in the spring when the grass is green
and the trees have leaves. Also while in Oslo, we visited an art
gallery and walked passed the royal palace. All ...
... took a guess as to where it was... and guessed wrong. After consulting some locals, we did finally find the place, what seemed like hours later (it was dark by now) I had by then worked up an appetite, and, get this, was actually looking forward to some McDonald's food. Yeah, that attitude changed quick enough. McDonald's in Norway is just as bad as it is in America. And it's more expensive. (something like $13 for two double cheeseburgers and fries, no pop). But however bad ...