Day 10: Germany / Norway / Beer

I remember waking up at the crack of dawn in Rome, and taking a cab to the airport to catch my flight to Germany, where I would meet my friend Ninna so we could fly to Oslo together.  The difference between my arrival and departure in Berlin was not very long–I literally walked off one plane and walked onto the other.

It was a quick flight and just enough for us to catch up on the last two weeks that we were apart.  Girl stuff, boy talk, all that drama, etc.

When we landed in Oslo, we went straight to her house and spent the next few hours on her back porch, sunbathing, drinking beers, relaxing.  Just looking at this picture makes me want to go back!

A couple beers later, we went to Aker Brygge, which is a bay area in Oslo with buildings, boardwalks, restaurants, and a great view of the water.  We had shrimp and wine–very Norwegian–and I have to say, it was a real treat.  I didn’t even realize how expensive EVERYTHING is in Norway.  I didn’t believe Ninna when she warned me…but take my word for it: you do not want to be a student tourist in Norway.  More like No-way!

At this time of year in Oslo, the sky doesn’t get completely dark.  And if that’s not weird enough for you, check out this photo I took at 11 pm:

It is so bizarre, but so cool.  I’m not gonna complain about having more sunshine in my life!  I will gladly take as much Vitamin D as I possibly can.  Tis a beautiful, natural wonder.

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