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My “Graduation” from Nordfjord

Sorry for the silence, this past week has been very busy. These past few days have been all about endings. We had our last class trip, followed by our last school trip in which we went on a pilgrimage for three days. My family flew in from The States and Dubai to participate in the “graduation” and conclusion festivities. I use the word “graduation” loosely, as it was more of a celebration of completing this year here in Norway.

For most formal celebrations, Norwegians wear their traditional costumes called “Bunad.” I was lucky enough to have my grandmothers, which she made when she was 18, making it over 50 years old. Everybody was looking beautiful, matching the beautiful weather.

Of course I have lots to say about how this is all ending, but I don’t have time to write about that now. Right now it’s all about goodbyes, until I’m on the plane flying home.

 

Over the river and through the woods… except different.

Hei hei. I’ve just arrived at Nordfjord and have just a few spare moments to update you on my trip so far! For starters the trip to Nordfjord was quite the journey. Tunnels, Ferries, and Bridges, oh my! Or should I say Mountains, Fjords, and Glaciers, oh my! Which ever version of my cliche 1930’s film pun you prefer, you get the point.

Now like I said, I do not have much time before activities start, but I will share with you a few things that have come to my attention over the past week.

  1. Norway is beautiful.
  2. The candy here is so much better than American candy.
  3. Refrigerators are not as cold here.
  4. The trash system is confusing. 
  5. Norwegian names are horribly difficult to pronounce. 
  6. Bread, meat, and cheese
  7. Bread, meat, and cheese

That is all for today! Take a look at the few pictures I have captured so far!