Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Back from Oslo

Yesterday evening I came back from Oslo, where I visited Annett. It was so nice! First we visited Universitetet i Oslo and the city center. On Wednesday we left for a couple of days of hiking in the mountains in the neighbourhood of Bolkesjø. The first day started very misty, but when this cleared up after a couple of hours a beautiful piece of Norway revealed itself. The second day there was a lot of rain, so we stayed in our tent most of the day and went out for a walk in the afternoon. At night it became extremely cold (couldn't feel my toes anymore), and since the wind had turned straight at the side of our tent and had become very strong we were almost sure the tent would blow away (especially since we had been too lazy to set it up in a decent way :) ).

When we came back in Oslo on Friday, we went to visit a student bar (which used to be called something like `integreerbar') to drink some Norwegian beers and see the student life. This was very cosy, and I think I drank a couple of beers too much there, especially since the day after we went to an amusement park: rollercoasters! I think I'll never get too old for those... In the evening we had a party had Annetts place. Thanks to a beamer borrowed from the university, we were able to project pictures from ICPS on the wall and made it into a nice afterparty.

Such a great week... In a few weeks Annett will come to The Netherlands, and I can show her some typically Dutch things. Any suggestions (besides liquorice)?


At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Ate said...

You can't compete with Norway. But of course you have to visit Amsterdam.
You can visit your parents or make a bike tour to Aduard with the remains of a monastery and there is somewhere a mustard museum. What about the wind mill in Roderwolde?

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Tom Bergstra said...

It seeems you had a romantic stay in Norway. It was cold and you were together in a small tent ;-)

You should show her Schiermonnikoog, the Frisian Lakes (maybe you can still go sailing, at least your toes won't freeze) and Maastricht to invite her to a good dinner. And if you've got more time, go to Amsterdam. But that's not the Netherlands, because I feel like a tourist in my own country over there.

At 12:26 AM, Anonymous Lívia Albuquerque said...

Wow, really beautiful there. And your girlfriend looks very sympathic :)

That's a shame that I won't have time to meet her.

Go with her in the city and show the fish market, I find it very nice. You can also go eating by the Napoli, is a italian place very cosy and cheap.

Anyway I know you will have it nice together ;-)

Bye !

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Kenneth Rohde Christiansen said...

Hei Georg! Det ser veldig fint ut i Norge! Du trenger ikkje å planlegge for mye, for min erfaring forteller meg at tiden altid er for kort :) Bare nyd tiden sammen!

Ha det bra,

At 12:53 AM, Anonymous sebastiaan said...

I envy you... I won't see Iva until December, probably. Wow, ICPS sure created some new international "contacts" this year :)

At 1:07 AM, Anonymous Meertn said...

Well, at the very least we expect to see her in the NK :D (The coffee room of the student association at our university, for those of you who are not from Groningen). Adrian would of course very much like to meet her.


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