Oslo Travel Blog› entry 10 of 34 › view all entries
March 21st, 2005 – by: cari
Naturally, I almost die, but the scenery is breathtaking. Ingvild's mom makes hot chocolate, Norway-style, which is actually just melted chocolate. Hardcore. It's surprisingly warm out once you start moving, so we all ski in short sleeves. I wear gloves because the ice is cutting up my hands (I keep falling, unsurprisingly), but other than that not much to keep me warm. March in Oslo in the snow - who knew? I figured I'd be freezing.
We stayed at a friend of the family's cabin. The snow was beautiful and the cabin was really warm and pleasant. They made traditional Norwegian food for dinner and talked about Ibsen with me. The only uncomfortable part of the trip was the language barrier. Sure, everyone speaks English, but you don't want to make an entire dinner party converse in a second language just so you can follow along. On the other hand, if they don't, you feel really unincluded. It's a strange challenge.
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