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On Trains, Planes, and Cars: Norway Edition

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Ok, so besides taking the T-bane and Flytoget in the capital of Oslo, I didn’t take many trains on my recent trip to Norway. Nevertheless, on both trains, everyone was quiet. Even going into the T-bane stations, I was surprised… Continue Reading →

The Last Hurra (Or So I Thought)

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On the morning of May 29th at around 3:00 am, I woke up to sunshine peering through my window at the Fossekallen cabin at Norwegian Wild/Camp Tranøybotn, adjacent to Anderdalen National Park. Like a few days before that, I was… Continue Reading →

The Sounds of Senja: A Week in a Fairytale

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After my friendly welcome to Senja, I spent the majority of time alone. Alone in thought. Alone hiking the mountains. Alone in my rental car, driving around the island. Alone listening to P5 Hits, a Norwegian radio station that plays… Continue Reading →

Country Roads…take me home

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  Driving down the country roads in Troms County in Norway was incredible and captivating. Small fishing villages dot the coastlines; it’s a picturesque landscape.  Undoubtedly quiet. Who wouldn’t want to listen to some John Denver on these roads?  … Continue Reading →

Goodbye Oslo, Hello Helsinki

After spending nearly a week in the capital of Norway, I decided to visit Helsinki again where my cousin currently lives. Not to confuse anyone, but her name is also Elizabeth – just spelled with an s instead of z…. Continue Reading →

Oslo Food Experience

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In Oslo, I visited a couple of upscale cosy restaurants that either served traditional Norwegian cuisine or had a distinctive menu suggested by the Oslo Pass. Perhaps I should have ventured outside of my comfort zone, but since I spent… Continue Reading →

Fairytale Islands and Dreamy Landscapes

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I spent three weeks in Scandinavia, Norway and Finland to be specific. I had chosen my destination points wisely, visiting the metropolitan hubs of Oslo, Helsinki, and, in Northern Norway,  Tromsø. I thought spending five days would be enough to… Continue Reading →

The Capital of Norway: Oslo

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I don’t think I got nearly enough time to discover the hidden gems of Norway’s capital city of Oslo. I had decided to buy a three-day Oslo Pass to ensure I would find something to do each and every day… Continue Reading →

The Year of the Long Walk

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The second half of the day I connected with an Instagram friend of mine Ursula, @ursula_uriate, at a local Joe and the Juice where we met up with Julia and Nicole. Ursula and Nicole had already met up and were… Continue Reading →

PSA – Back from Vacation

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Hey everyone, This past Tuesday I got back from my three week vacation to Norway and Finland. And they did not disappoint. Especially Northern Norway. I don’t want to spill too much of the beans (so to speak), because I… Continue Reading →

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