Cold and Snowy Scandinavia

To all of you out there that are in desperate need of a break from all the post about the recent election, I am here to relieve you! 🙂 The past few weeks have been full of crossing off the last two Nordic countries. Sweden and Finland. We also snuck in a trip to Estonia,…

Holland Adventures

Fall is in full swing here and it is much different than Grand Forks falls. Much better too! It’s even more beautiful here than when I first got arrived… if thats possible. Just a few weeks ago I got to see one of my really good friends, Sydney for about a week. Sydney flew into…

A little taste of home

The last few weeks have been busy but amazing here in Norway. My mom FINALLY came to visit and it was the perfect timing. We had a lot planned into the two weeks we had together so I knew that it would go fast but I didn’t think it would go this fast. She left…

Where I’ve been and where I am going

Just last week, a few of my friends and I decided to head out on our first European adventure. While looking into where we wanted to go first, we noticed that Copenhagen was the cheapest and it was also on my list of places I wanted to travel to. Before leaving for Norway, Sydney told…

Snakker du norsk?

Classes are in full swing here. I guess we were going to have to start sometime, but it was fun getting up every morning to go explore the city. There seems to be new parts of Bergen that we discover all the time. I figured it would be fun to kind of explain how things…

Learning more about Bergen

The past few weeks I have been adjusting to living in Norway. Living in a new place, you find things that are totally different compared to your hometown. I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I have noticed so far! When you grocery shop in Norway, you only buy a…

Welcome to Bergen

I still can’t believe that I am actually here. It has been a great first 4 days but I have definitely had my ups and downs. Traveling from Minneapolis —> Reykjavik—> Bergen went very well. I met a few people that were going to UIB (university of Bergen) and we set forward to get to…

Not Quite Ready for Lift Off…

DISCLAIMER: This is blog post will be long so brace yourself! 🙂 Norway is next week. I can’t believe the time is already here for this long and somewhat rocky wait to be over. This summer has been a very busy one. Between taking a summer class, working two jobs, traveling, and getting everything ready for…

Chicago in a day

This past week I had to go to Chicago for an in-person appointment to apply for my Norwegian visa. John came with me so we could make a small trip out of it. When I scheduled my appointment, the man said to plan for “several hours”. We took that as anywhere from an hour to…

Big Brother Bear

Dear big brother, Thank you for teaching me so many life lessons while growing up and to this day. When we were little, we were not the best of friends. We fought all the time, you locked me out of your room, you would ditch me when I wanted to tag along with you and…

The Barista life

I have been meaning to do one of these fun post for some time now and finally sat down to do it. For the past year I have been working at a coffee shop in Grand Forks formerly called The Coffee Company and just recently it switched over to Bully Brew Coffee Company.  Before I…

My journal

When I was a little girl, I received a small notebook from my aunt as a present. I fell in love with that thing and started to write in it everyday. I wrote about everything you can imagine… The boys I had a crush on, the hockey tournament that we were out of town for,…