Geneva

Do you have this one special friend that you have travelled a lot with? My partner in adventure is Caroline. We met studying journalism in the same class in Oslo back in… 2010. Wow. Time flies. Since that time, we’ve travelled to Haiti together, spent a semester studying in Amsterdam, been on vacation in Spain, Cuba, Russia…

Caroline has recently moved to Geneva for an internship, which is why I now can cross Switzerland off my traveling list (well, not really, I had only a couple of days to do sightseeing and I would love to see more of the country side and landscapes of Switzerland, and eat more chocolate and cheese – so I’ll gladly travel to Switzerland again!) and I want to say:

Here we are, the BFFs!
And here is Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in the same room as us.
I got to feel important under the famous ceiling in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room.
Palace of Nations
Inside this building, Palace of Nations.

Thank you, Caroline, for continuing bringing adventure to my life!

Milli travels

På toppen av Fredrikstad

I don’t think Milli had ever been to Fredrikstad before we went there to visit Caroline (remember her? >>) who lives and works in the old part of the city. Old Fredrikstad is actually shaped like a star; you can see it on maps and pictures from above. Milli didn’t visit any museums, but she enjoyed the cobblestone pavements and the tree houses with secret gardens, and most of all the parks, very much!

Kjære Caroline jobber i Gamle Fredrikstad (Gamlebyen) i sommer, og Milli ble  invitert til å besøke henne. Jeg ble med. Vi utforsket et par bortgjemte hager, usynlige for folk som vandrer langs brosteingatene, med mindre en port tilfeldigvis er åpen slik at en liten hund kan bli nysgjerrig på grillduftene som strømmer ut. En logrende pelsdott får tilsynelatende alltid en varm velkomst. Milli besøkte ingen museer, men hun fikk snust på noen statuer og en kirke. Jeg tror hun reiste tilbake til Drammen fornøyd.

Milli snuser ut hemmelig hage

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