Drøbak and the real-life Shutter Island

Just to clarify, Norway isn’t actually home to the inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film, though the island Oscarsborg festning lies on certainly felt like it when Sara and I visited.  To get to the fortress you have to take a ferry from Drøbak, also home to Santa’s Post Office!  Sara and I navigated the bus system like the pros we are (in other words, we managed to use Google to the best of our abilities) and, after a 45-minute ride outside of the city, arrived in Drøbak.  Unfortunately it was a bit foggy and rainy, Continue reading “Drøbak and the real-life Shutter Island”

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Did the Vikings play football?

So I guess you could say I’ve been absolutely loving my time in Aberdeen because oh my goodness it’s been two months since I’ve written anything…BUT I’m here now! I’ll be updating you all on my life in Scotland soon enough but want to wrap my up Norwegian series in these next few posts.  Just a quick recap since it’s been ages…after meeting our friend Scott and showing him around Oslo, Sara and I gave him a taste of the city’s nightlife-complete with Russ kids at an ice bar and our favourite bar, Kulturhuset.  The day after saw Scott feeling a bit peaky, thanks to his one-hour jet lag (nothing if you ask me) and bonding with Eivind over drinks while Sara and I watched on.  However, in true Brit form he pulled through and we met up with him to head to the Viking Ship Museum. Continue reading “Did the Vikings play football?”

All aboard the Wanderlust Express

Starting a blog’s first ever post is always a bit nerve-wracking, but I have heard time and time again that the best way to write is just to begin. If you’ve stumbled upon this blog from my old domain or just by happy coincidence, welcome! You may be wondering why I’m starting a new site. My old blog site was a great platform at the time, but as I grew I realized it wasn’t representative of who I am now and who I’m becoming. The past 18 months have been challenging as I am in such a transitional moment of my life: recently graduated from university, trying to make my way in the world—yet still discovering who I really am. To be fair I’m not sure if we ever stop growing and changing; there is so much to discover and learn from an infinite amount of sources that it’s almost laughable to think we could fully experience everything before our time is over. That’s not to say we can’t try though, right?

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