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13 February 2012 @ 09:45 am
Me(n)tal-Meltdown is BACK!  

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s good to be back on British soil again, after a month in the frozen tundras of the North.

Well… pavements, really. You can see the hills from Oslo, but it hardly comes close to a tundra. While it was certainly frozen, it didn’t really keep the locals from going about their daily routines as normal.

To summarise my trip, it would be fitting to bring up the points most relevant to this blog.

What were some of the highlights of my time in the North?

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Xray Is As Xray Doesxraytheenforcer on February 13th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
Were you there for study, work or vacation?
Ann Sulaimanhakucho_cygnus on February 13th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Four week work placement, where my group worked for NRK (their equivalent to the BBC).
Samanthaapril_ethereal_ on February 13th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
That's really awesome! I live in Oslo! Where are you staying?
Ann Sulaimanhakucho_cygnus on February 13th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Actually, the placement ended and I returned to the UK on Saturday! :v

It's a pity though, because I miss it already. Sigh..
Samanthaapril_ethereal_ on February 13th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
I came to Oslo on vacation in 2008 and I simply could not imagine living anywhere else, and made Oslo my permanent home.

I am glad you had a nice time here! Did you meet Lars at NRK? He is one of the easiest people to talk to. I adore him.
Ann Sulaimanhakucho_cygnus on February 13th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
Lars? Well, I did meet their star journalist Sigbjørn Nedland and his co-hos Arne Berg. They were lovely and so helpful!

Unless you mean Lars Nedland, aka Lazare?

Edited at 2012-02-13 05:20 pm (UTC)
Xray Is As Xray Does: hippoxraytheenforcer on February 13th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)

In any case, I am not at all surprised that in Norway, the default "metal" is black metal. In the US, it's metalcore. O_o
Ann Sulaiman: oiran blood pukehakucho_cygnus on February 13th, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
No offense to metalcore fans, but

Mistress of Muppets: Londonneojezebel on February 13th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
Forever London <3
Ann Sulaimanhakucho_cygnus on February 13th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Mistress of Muppets: Me: Not All Pandas Are Frostbittenneojezebel on February 13th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
As lovely as Norway is, I could never imagine living there.
Ann Sulaimanhakucho_cygnus on February 14th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh! Of course, though some say that London is more expensive than Oslo!

I might consider it, though I would have liked more time to explore the local Oslo scene... it was great to find others who felt the same way I did about the public's (mis)assumptions about black metal being all there is.

Unholy and Rock Inn were within good traveling distance too, but I had no time to check them out. :(
Mistress of Muppetsneojezebel on February 14th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
No it's not. Not by a looooooong shot! You just need to know where to shop ;)