Soul-searching in the land of fjords

The Viking Museum in Oslo

The streets aren’t overly crowded and you aren’t constantly walking in the shadows of hulking skyscrapers, writes Brian Lee in his blog.

In life, everybody collects their own memories and stores them in a special little box they can open whenever they desire.  “For me, a recent trip to Norway is one of the sparkling jewels in that box,” writes Lee.

Norway’s tourism slogan, “Powered by Nature,” is a simple marketing tool designed to lure people to the area. “But I discovered that it really does in fact capture everything about the country quite well,” he continues.

An eight-hour flight on Finnair from Seoul to Helsinki, Finland followed by a three-hour layover and then another hour-long plane ride on the same airline landed me in Oslo, the capital of this Scandinavian nation…

Read Lee’s story here

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