While I was living in the US I had the privilege to meet many amazing people along the way. One was a special friend from Oslo, Norway, who I became very close with as we were creating memories together and trying to get a grip on the American High School life. We had many firsts and lasts together during this crazy year of our lives.

After returning from the US, I decided for the first time to travel completely by myself to visit my dear friend. It was the first of many times of me flying by myself. Visiting Oslo was an amazing experience and for the first time, I saw a country that was way more expensive and wealthy than my own. Where everything in the US seemed cheap in Norway that was not the case. The lifestyle and happiness of people inspired me. Furthermore, this experience awoke a thirst in me to travel more in the future, see more of Europe and have a future that I never dreamed of.

That was the last time I saw my Norwegian friend, she was a close friend of mine and we both tried to make the effort to keep in touch. Eight years later I still have fond memories of her but we are not in touch anymore. I often wonder what she is up to and how her life looks like but never make the effort to find out. Over the years I have realised that I am not the best in holding on to friendships, caused by my personality but also constant change in my life. There are only a few that sicked around over the years. This was a story about an impressive Nordic adventure and a long lost friend.

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  1. May 9, 2018

    I had a very close friend once and let’s just say it’s been ten years now I last saw her.
    Talking about Norway, I’m curious – Did you meet a Viking??

    • May 9, 2018

      Friendships seem to be such an intangible thing but they are part of what makes us who we are I think….
      Haha, unfortunately not 🙁

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