New Year’s Eve in Norway was a blast… almost literally! In the early evening, Jesse and I took a bust to Tromsøya to meet some friends. On our ride and while we were waiting for various buses, we were treated … Continue reading Happy 2016 Tromsø!!
Today is the first of May and a national holiday here in Norway! Growing up I remember occasionally being wished a Happy May Day, though we never did anything special on that day in school or at home. All I really knew about May Day was that it was celebration related to the changing of seasons, and somewhere at some point in history communities would gather dressed in nice Easter-like clothing and play games and dancing around a May Pole. There were ribbons, flower crowns and a even a May Queen. So when I learned that May 1st was a holiday in Norway, I … Continue reading May Day in Norway
Happy Easter – God Påske! Today is Easter Sunday, a holiday that we observed in my family by decorating hard boiled eggs with food coloring and leaving them out for the Easter bunny. In the morning the eggs were hidden … Continue reading God Påske
Narvik is a small city of about 20,000 people and is located on the coast of Norway. It is just south of the famous Lofoten peninsula and couple hours drive south of Tromsø. Narvik is home to one of the … Continue reading A day in Narvik