This one is long overdue. No one believes in top sheets here. Ikea doesn't even sell them. You have a sheet over your mattress and a blanket, that's it. Girls in the changing rooms are 100% okay with nudity. In fact, most people don't realize that most North American girls think that's weird (we all … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences #5: Norway
Quirky Cultural Differences #4: Norway
Professors don't only use slides/whiteboards, but it is still very common to see chalkboards in the classes. Instead of an eraser for said chalkboard, the professors use a wet sponge. Girls lift weights just as much as the guys in the gym. In humanities classes in particular, it is common that the student must first … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences #4: Norway
The Mela Festival and Why I Love Oslo
Mela - Sanskrit; gathering, to meet.
Of Balance and Comfort Zones
So yes, moving to a new country on a new continent, where I know absolutely no one and I don't speak the native language, that is, in fact, difficult for me.
Quirky Cultural Differences #1: Norway
Each stall of the airport bathroom had it's own toilet, sink, and hand dryer in it. There is a sink in my bedroom and the section of wall it's on is tiled. The communal doors (to my building, to my hall) lock from both sides, and to open them from the inside you have to … Continue reading Quirky Cultural Differences #1: Norway
Of Packing, Partings, Planes, and Poor Planning
"I'm not sure what I'll do, but - well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale." - F. Scott Fitzgerald I said previously that I would chronicle my upcoming exchange to Oslo, Norway on this blog, and, … Continue reading Of Packing, Partings, Planes, and Poor Planning
And So the Blog Begins…Again.
On this, the eighth of May, 2014, I have been home for officially one week of summer vacation. This was the first time coming home for more than two weeks since I moved to Vancouver for school, and I didn't even buy a return ticket, because we didn't know when I would go back. It … Continue reading And So the Blog Begins…Again.