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... little else changed, the buildings were still picturesque, the scenery was beautiful and it was still raining when we pulled into a car park/picnic area on the banks of the River Gomma in Sorumsand, to stay for the night
Along with some other Scandinavian countries, Norway has 'Allemenstratten, or ‘everyman’s right,, including the right to camp anywhere along the road for up to 2 days as ...
... learn. This learning, however, is hardly
reserved for textbooks and lectures. Being such a relatively small
continent packed with so many rich, diverse cultures, the whole of
Europe has become our classroom.
During the last week of February, I
traveled to Uppsala, Sweden, to the home of former Hillsboro High
School exchange student Jenni Jalonen. It was quite nice to see a
familiar face after nearly ...
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 ...
... and is famous for its historic
mills, parks, museums, and manor houses.
Though planning for this trip began
months ago, the journey actually began on January 5th, and by the
time many of you read this on Friday, I will have spent my first full
day in Norway. As I travel across Europe, I look forward to sharing
my experiences with you. I'll be visiting former Hillsboro High
School exchange students Jenni Jalonen and Elisa ...