10.30.2012

Being a True Viking in Trondheim, Norway (Day Two)



My second day in Norway was quite eventful. And super snowy.

I loved every second of it.

Sonja and I started the day at the city center, doing all the normal tourist things. Mostly, I tried to figure out how on earth to walk on slush that had frozen over and become a solid block of ice. I'm quite proud to say I didn't fall on my ass once.



Evil, evil slush. You did not destroy me this time! 




I ended up taking way too many pictures, but can you blame me? Norway is one of the most beautiful countries I've been to. Poor Sonja probably got annoyed standing in the cold, waiting for me to take pictures of any and everything. It was refreshing to be in a place so picturesque, but not in a let's-please-the-tourists sort of way. 




BRING IT ON, SNOW. DO YOUR WORST! 

It eventually did its worst. My feet were about to freeze off, and Sonja couldn't stay outside for much longer (she's such a trooper). It was time to head inside for food: 

 A latte and some Skolebrød 
 I forget the name of the above pastry, but OH SWEET LORD, it was a slice of heaven!! Norwegians sure know how to do their pastries and creams just right


We ventured back outside, but of course I had to stop and warm up when I found fire along the way: 



Honestly, the cold hardly bothered me...I was too amazed by all of this: 










By the end of the (way too short) trip, Sonja told me I was a 'True Viking' for braving the cold. As much as I love California, I now feel like I was missing out by not having a childhood with snow. There is something special about the white sparkly stuff that left me refreshed, shiny and new. I didn't feel exhausted from this trip whatsover. I just felt really, really happy. 

Norway is a new love. Sonja is a great friend. I miss it all, and I think I will have to visit again! 

20 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoy seeing Trondheim through your eyes! Post more, post more! Some years ago, a friend from the US visited me in Norway and it was so cool to see everything through her enthusiasm as well. (We went to Bergen, Oslo and Lillehammer)
    Mmm I would love some of that cake right now!

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    1. This is my last post on Norway :( I didn't stay long enough!! Ha. Guess I need to go back, eh?

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    2. Buuhuu! Yes, you need to go back! :)
      By the way, I forgot to say you look really happy in all the photos!

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    3. That's because I REALLY REALLY was!!! I kinda love your country now!

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  2. It looks completely gorgeous but absolutely freeeezing! The bread thing had me at hello though!

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  3. What I'd give for some snow now! Looks amazing! x

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  4. Really nice pictures from Trondheim <3
    You have already seen more of Trondheim than me...and I'm norwegian :-)
    It was fun to look at it trough your eyes.

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  5. Hi Ashley.
    Thank you so much for visited my blog too, and for your nice comment about Turkey as I love tooooo.
    I can see of your blog, you love travelling much as me...
    You said you can't read what I wrote about Turkey...but it's a google transelater on my blog...so you can :-)
    Lokk at all my categories... and you find Turkey and for sure Istanbul...and lots of other countries you might like...yes...I'm travel a lot.
    Now I'm looking forward to read more at your blog :-)

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  6. Yeah, you were right; these pictures are even better than the first group! I love the overview shots of the town. Gorgeous.

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  7. Wow. Snow. I heart snow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH2KGboA35c

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    1. Bahahaha! That is totally how I feel about snow. I'm gonna sing that song now. I MISS IT!

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  8. can't believe you hadn't seen proper snow! i love your posts about norway because it definitely has a piece of my heart. you should have visited espeland farm for me ;) (mark has lots of family there in oslo and stavanger!)

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    1. Well, now I have a reason to go back!!!!!!

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  9. i can't believe you're in norway, that's so cool! and i could never have mastered that iced over slush- we have a ton of it in chicago when it snows and im surprised i dont have yearly ER bill haha. I love how they have torches of fire on their streets haha sure comes in handy!

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    1. bahaha! TORCHES OF FIRE. I love it :)

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  10. it's weird thinking that there are indeed people out there that haven't seen proper snow at all. i'm glad i grew up with snow. it's part of what makes seasons so wonderful (and annoying at times). i can't wait until i go back and experience real winter again. yay!!!!

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  11. Oh man, it looks like you ladies had such a good time! I don't know if I'd be not as bothered by the cold as you. I'm such a wimp when it comes to winter weather.

    That pastry looks like so much yum.

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  12. I can't believe it's so cold there already! and i am throwing kudos your way for not falling. falling in the icy slush is a dreaded annual tradition of mine.

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  13. Dang it! I didn't have wander lust too bad since I essentially just got back from wandering for a year, but this post made me have wander lust for Norway even with the freezing snow slush ice stuff. I want to go to there.

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  14. Just catching up on your blog now and now I finally see those Norway posts, I loved havng you over!!! :D And great pictures & descriptions!!
    Look forward to seeing you again wherever that might be next time ;)
    -Sonja

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