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Livet mit i Norge – My life in Norway

Hei og venlig hilsen fra Stavanger, Norge! Many greetings from Stavanger, Norway! This is the most beautiful, colourful city I’ve ever visited. Even though it’s quite small, it’s sure is vibrant and has nearly a mediterranean spirit to it. The prettiest part on the city is the “colourful street”, which is full of lovely cafés and restaurants favoured by the students of the UIS (University of Stavanger). The Norwegians are kind, helpful, charming and laid back people and it makes me feel so cosy or “koselig” (as they say here). Like us Finns, the also love black liquorice and the nature.

I’ve already had the chance to do a lot of hiking here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such beauty of nature. Your soul just rests when you get up there and see all the amazing fjords and the lines of mountains. Just breathtaking… A couple of days ago I also got to see Månafossen, an amazing waterfall near Stavanger. Did you know that the Norwegians go on a “söndagstur” (a hike) every Sunday?? It’s really true!

I love the university here! It’s so international and I’ve made a lot of friends. I’m really satisfied with my teacher and all the classes I’ve been taking. Finally I have all the time I need to focus on my main instrument. I’m very glad. Stavanger also has the most vibrant music life in Norway so I’ve been enjoying the most wonderful concerts here, which I love!

See you later! Now I must go and buy a wool shirt to look just a bit more like a local! 😉IMG_0597