All Fjord One: Traveling Across Norway

I urge you; go find buildings and mountains and oceans to swallow you whole. They will save you, in a way nothing else can.

Christopher Poindexter

Long time no see! I apologize for being MIA, it feels like things have been crazy lately. I’ve been alternating between traveling, doing pet projects and drowning in schoolwork (all while dealing with the desire to sleep all day because of lack of sunlight, but that’s another story). In my silence I’ve travelled through the fjords of Norway, to Stockholm, Turku and Helsinki, and been falling a bit more in love with Copenhagen every day (though I’ll just talk about the Norwegian expedition for now). You’ll hear about all that other stuff in time!

But yeah, I finally got to visit Norway! The fjords have been on my bucket list since high school, and I’m glad I finally got to check them off. Though I was only there for five days, it was an absolutely amazing experience to be out in the wilderness.

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.

Kaiser Wilhelm

My apologies for not posting for an eternity and a half, things have been a bit crazy here!

Our first review was this past week for architecture, so of course I spent long hours in studio. However, I am extraordinarily proud of the work I turned out (for once), and my reviews went well! In celebration of finishing round one, our professor took us to to Skovshoved (an adorable former fishing village on the coast) to take part in a communal dinner with the local community. We gave presentations to the locals on vernacular architecture and discussed possible ways to implement a traditional fish smokery in hopes of bringing more tourists to the area. After that, we were somehow roped into a political panel on how to keep young international talent in Denmark. Odd, yet flattering.

Most importantly, though: I went to Oktoberfest!

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