|(photos taken by me, also used here.)|
I got a great question from a girl named Erin today, and I thought I should answer her here, since the question is amazing. Thanks Erin. She asked if I could tell her some stuff about Norway, right from the heart, not like the ads you see in the travel guides. So, here we go. The beauty of living in Norway, brought to you by Piril Maria.
This is a small country. We are almost five million people living in lands that I can relate to the Disney movies. Remember the magical feeling? Well, this is not an exaggeration believe me. This country is as green as it can be in the summer time and as pure white as possible when the winter months come a long. We got fjords that look like the ones printed in the Hallmark cards (not even photoshopped). You can drink our tap water without thinking about catching a disease, you can sit up all night in the summer and catch an never ending sunset or be witness to "a rainbow" at night.
We, the people, are known for being a little shy, or should I say ignorant. We live our own lives, with the freedom and power to have everything the way we want it. Yes, we might not find it normal to greet with any newcomer like the frenchmen do, but once we open up we're the nicest people (true story). We eat a lot of waffles with brown cheese (goat cheese), potatoes (boiled), fish our own fish and love to keep it simple. Oh, almost forgot, we also LOVE this frozen pizza called Grandiosa.
Other activities we do is skiing (personally I prefer snowboarding), sailing, playing soccer, walking in the woods, bicycle to work and work out.
There is The Royal Family and The Prime Minister, a monarchy and a democracy both getting a long pretty well. You can run into every celebrity there is in this country at your local café, and start a conversation without any security people pushing you away. We are humble and kind.
I was born and raised here. Ok, so my family is foreign, but I feel just as norwegian as any other person. Why? Because Norway is what I know best. This is my home. And I am thankful.
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