T-36 days until Chris and I leave for Tromsø, Norway, 350 kilometres above the Arctic Circle! 24 hour sunlight anyone?
This is our honeymoon finally, but it’s also a chance for me to visit my friend Guro in her home country. Guro lived with me as an exchange student when we were both in high school in 1992, and I have yet to visit her in her homeland… OMG I just realized that that was 20 years ago! Sheesh! Holy crap that makes me feel old.
We will be there nearly three full weeks, and the first two will be spent exploring Tromsø and Bergen, and then we’ll take the Norway in a Nutshell train tour to Oslo, where we will meet up with Guro and her family (she’s married and has two kids now of course), who live in Tønsberg, south of Oslo. We’ll stay there for a few days and then we’ll head to her home town of Stavanger, on the southwest coast, where her Dad still lives on their family farm.
My parents are kind of like her adoptive parents, and they made the trip last year, so we have a good idea of what to expect. We finally booked our flights last week and now we’re working on figuring out the smaller details. I’m so excited!
I think you will have a great time in Norway – it is a beautiful (although hideously expensive) country. I found the first few days shocking in terms of prices but I am clearly getting used to it because today I had a cup of coffee in Geiranger that was “only” the equivalent of about $5.00 and I remember thinking to myself, “oh, the coffee’s cheap here”! Have a great trip!
Heheh yeah we had a good warning about that in advance because my parents made the trip last year. We’re planning on bringing lots of instant coffee to get us through — without even stepping foot into the country we’ve already spent a fortune on our flights, hotels, trains, etc. All the same, it will no doubt be a trip of a lifetime!
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