Aug 8, 2011 by Sushi Bird
My poor dear neglected blog, not much love has been given to you from me during the past week, but I do have a pretty good excuse. This is what I have been doing:
- Packed most of my life down into a suitcase, and tried to keep it under 20kg.
- Spent a night at a hotel in Narita, watching Japanese game shows about how people lick the wrapping paper around their cake.
- Gave and got lots of real, heartfelt hugs, and kind of cried a little bit even, but not as much as I thought I would do.
- Spent 17 hours overnight at the airport in Moscow, which btw is far better than it’s reputation. They even have free wireless and restaurants open late, so all the reviews I had read on the internet about it being “hell on earth” was not true!
- Had an grumpy old Russian guy take my beloved window seat and refusing to move when I took the plane from Moscow to Oslo. It was only 2.5 hours, so I didn’t bother arguing. But I wish people would‘t take other people’s seats, it creates an awkward mood, no matter if they give the seat back or not.
- Almost got a nosebleed from the excessive use of perfume in Russia, especially on the airplane. Show some consideration in enclosed spaces guys!
- Met my wonderful friends in Oslo again, and currently staying with one of the most wonderful and smartest ones of them all. Never a dull moment, she (and the people around her) are like walking versions of Wikipedia, and I learn something new every time she opens her mouth. Everyone needs a friend like that, it is good for both the head and the heart
- Felt cold for the first time in months. Norway is so cold you guys! Of course I knew this, but I had kind of forgotten all about it, with the result that I don’t really have many jackets with me. I am not sure I could ever live in this kind of climate all year around. This Norwegian summer temperature feels like Tokyo in November.
- I have eaten various Norwegian things, like good cheese and a lompe already! Other suggestions? I will get around to Ostepop and Grandiosa at some point
- Spent more money in Norway in 3 days then I do in Tokyo in 30.
In any case, I am in Oslo for most of this week, so if any of you people who live here full time knows about good and cheap places to eat (any ridiculously cheap sushi in this town which is edible?), nice things to see (not the regular tourist traps) or fun things to do, please point me in the right direction!