I'm going to study Russian at University!
Wow, already 2 weeks gone by... Been working full-time, as my boss is on vacation, but on the brighter side, I received lots of awesome news. I got accepted into the degree at university I've been dreaming about for the past years!!! And that involves a lot of travelling and exciting opportunities... including spending some time living in Russia! Yes, that's right, I will study Russian language, Russian culture, politics, history, everything that has anything to do with Russia! I am so excited about this!! I've previously had some projects going on in Russia, but now I want to work with it full-time, and devote my life to Russian! I hope to blog about my studies for the next years, and my travels and experiences connected to it, so the blog will be even more focused on Russia in the future. ;)Going to the famous Norwegian fjords tomorrow!
Now, I have a couple Polish friends visiting Oslo, and I'll be going on a roadtrip with them tomorrow morning to western Norway, to show them the fjords, in a very specific place that I'll show you photos of when I come back from my trip... A part of my family has lived here for many, many years, they were the administrators/leaders of the main hotel in this fjord for several years, and I have visited them in the past, but it's been many years since last time now. ANYWAY! FJORDS! NORWAY! NORWEGIAN FJORDS! Western coast! WOOOOO! And plenty of Japanese and American tourists coming in on their fancy cruiseships! Haha, I'll take as many photos as possible for you guys, and even lots of videos. I'm bringing a gopro, my camera, and everything, so let's get this trip started!!! :D I am so excited!Photos of Åsgårdstrand, Norway
And remember that medieval festival in Tønsberg a few weeks ago? Yeah, I promised to show you photos of the Norwegian cities in that area too. Tønsberg and Åsgårdstrand. I'll start with showing you some random photos I took while in Åsgårdstrand. My mum has a house there (it's like a summer house, норвежская дача), and this city's name is quite interesting, as it means "beach in Åsgård" (Asgard, as in Norse mythology, viking name). The city itself is quite old, and considered a tourist town. Why? Because of the idyllic, romantic atmosphere... the beautiful old-fashioned houses from 18th century, the friendly local people (it's a very small town so everybody knows everybody here). There is also, as the city name kind of hints at, a beautiful sand-beach along the entire coast of the Oslo fjord (it goes all the way from Oslo and goes through Åsgårdstrand as well). Some famous Norwegians lived in Åsgårdstrand, an example is the internationally famous painter Edward Munch,
who had a summerhouse here, only a 2 min walk from my mother's house. So here are some photos of this beautiful little town;Almost each house in Åsgårdstrand looks like this one. Every house is painted in white and red, and on a rare occasion - yellow. You are not allowed to paint your house any other colour, to keep this atmosphere of the town, which is famous for its white houses mostly, and the occasional red and yellow one.( Collapse )