A little writing, a little yoga, the moon, and the "Passenger" concert in the distance. Perfect relaxation.
Well, the time has come to say "goodbye" to the family vacation, and "hello" to living in a dorm, making new friends, and exploring on my own! We have finally arrived at the University of Oslo! My dad was extra excited to come here and see his old "stomping grounds." Twenty years after he attended … Continue reading Saying "Bye Bye" to the Family!
I now know what it feels like to spend three days and three nights with absolutely no internet... and I've gotta say, it's pretty great! This is my great aunt's Norwegian "hytte" in the mountains (yes, it really is this picturesque.) My family and I arrived here knowing that we were in for a relaxing … Continue reading Let’s All go to the Hytte!
This entire trip, my brothers and I have been begging to go on a hike. We finally had a chance to experience one of the most breathtaking hikes in Norway a few days ago! We were told about this hiking location, called Preikestolen, by one of my dad's cousins and our great family friends when … Continue reading Hiking Preikestolen: Talk About an Uphill Climb!
I have always believed that the best way to travel is to spend time with the locals, while staying on Frøya, we were able to do just that. We stayed with some relatives that are related to us through my grandfather. They knew about the Olsen family history on the island and were happy to … Continue reading It’s Pronounced "Fr-ue-ya"… I Think
We stopped somewhere between Trondheim and the island of Froya to let my brothers get fresh air (and to look for trolls). Only in Norway can you find a beautiful mossy hill overlooking the sea, complete with waterfall, on the side of the road! I thought it was a perfect place to show these shy … Continue reading Teaching Yoga to the Trolls
On our second day in Trondheim we tried to fit in tourist attractions that are not to be missed. First, as our hotel is very close by, we walked through an old cemetery (which we could see through our hotel window. Spooky...) to the Nidaros Cathedral. After the tour of the cathedral we also saw … Continue reading Before Leaving Trondheim…
Bilde av Trondheim on the Nidelven. Trondheim, Norway. Photo credit: Ana Olsen
After a long plane ride across the North Atlantic Ocean into Sweeden, and another short plane ride across the border to Norway, the Olsens have finally arrived in Trondheim, Norway! I came to the strange realization that this is the first time I have visited a country of which I am not a citizen and … Continue reading The Olsen Family has Arrived!
So... I have finally started my own blog. Just like every other journalism major on the planet I'm sure. I can't promise that this blog will be interesting, or more unique than the millions of other blogs on the internet. However, I can promise that it will be my own. The posts will be my … Continue reading My First Post!