With Halloween close at hand, countless individuals scramble to prepare for the night of utter spookiness and don their costumes, my friends and I took up the mask of tourists. Oslo was our destination, and while we had prepared for the cold we were not ready to take on the expense of the city. As beautiful as Norway is, a twenty pound dinner, no matter how delicious, is nigh impossible every night on a student budget. We survived, and our wallets too, but barely. The cost of living is higher in northern European and Scandinavian countries, but of course you have to keep in mind that the minimum wage is also higher, as well as the quality of life. However, despite all the money spent it was a worthwhile adventure. From fortresses to the Viking Museum and the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo offered a valuable experience. Although if one is to spend more than 32 hours in the city, I recommend traveling with a wealthy friend, or leave Oslo behind in favor of the fjords.
Open you mind, be brave, and be kind.
To See With One's Body and Soul
This blog documents all of my adventures, as well as my development into an artist, writer, and a better person.