Friday, July 4, 2008

Follow Through

I'm continuing my goal, just so you all don't think I'm a quitter.

We still don't have the internet at our dorms, so we're at McDonald's using the WiFi. For that reason, I don't have a great deal of time to spend on this post, because I want to go home and maybe do some laundry and go to bed.

Really, I don't want to catch up, so I'll describe Norway in one word. EXPENSIVE. A McChicken meal at McDonald's (something of an obsession in the post, thus far) cost $16. Jeans cost, at their cheapest sale price, $200. Cheapest, remember. But then, everyone makes more. People just out of college are making $60,000 or $70,000 a year. Oh but it was painful for a poor American student.

But, I saw the fjords. My friend Siv-Iren very generously drove me five and a half hours across the mountains to see them. On the way we drove through a tunnel that is 24.5 kilometers long. I got a time lapse video that's at 30x speed, so I'll see if I can figure out how to post that here. I couldn't believe how long it was. It took 20 minutes to drive through.

Gosh, I'm too tired to do anymore tonight. Our dorm rooms are on the east side, and that means the sun lights them up at 4:00 every morning. And we're sleeping on what is, for all intents and purposes, polystyrene foam. Poland never was too comfortable. By the time I get home, I'll be a caffeine addict, and I mean that quite seriously. Oh well.

1 comment:

Zobell said...

$16. That's obscene. I had no reason to be complaining in London. None at all. I didn't buy a scrap of clothing so I can't compare there but somehow I doubt jeans would have been $200. Sweet Marie...