Ellie Zignego

Norway

Living from my Backpack!

Wow! Again- it’s been a long time.  A LOT has happened!  I met up with a friend of my brother’s friend (what a connection, I know) and had coffee with him.  We went on a hike from Sognsvann to Frognerseteren … Continue reading

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Settled in :)

Yikes, it’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written anything down!  Salsa dancing went well, it was so much fun!  However, I underestimated how difficult it was going to be.  I looked up the basic steps beforehand, to … Continue reading

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Oslo Culture!

Fall has officially arrived here in Oslo.  The new season was made complete with a small cold I experienced for about a week or so.  Every year, like clockwork, I get a sore throat/runny nose/heavy head.  But, nothing a large … Continue reading

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Pulpit Rock!

What an amazing place.  Norway is spectacular.  I wish I didn’t have to take the night train to and from, so I could see the incredible countryside, but the weekend was still incredible.  We arrived in Stavanger around 8 am, … Continue reading

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First week of school…

Well, it’s been a busy week!  Classes finally started full throttle- it looks like I’m going to have a lot of reading ahead of me…But it will be a different kind of reading than I’m used to.  Not so much … Continue reading

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The easy life…

Whelp, yesterday, I in fact did not have my first class. Although it did say classes started this week, the detailed lecture plan revealed that our first class is next week. So, little did I realize, I didn’t have class … Continue reading

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New friends and new confusions!

Buddy week went great!  The first people I met were three girls from Singapore, who all came from the same University.  After the initial breaking of the ice, the group seemed to hit it off.  A Polish girl named Dorota … Continue reading

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Explorin’!

13.9.2011 Yesterday we went to the market to get some fresh veggies and fruit- the stand had an indoor part with all these great foods from around the world (none from America though…).  It was a bit cheaper than the … Continue reading

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First few days…

Today was my first day in Oslo, Norway.  The European journey started with a stop in Reykjavik, Iceland- the airport was modestly sized despite it being a pretty substantial international hub.  Sitting in the cafeteria area, eating my pear and … Continue reading

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Last few hours in ‘Murica

I’m sitting on my Aunt’s couch in Denver, Colorado downloading some fresh music, calling my phone company, getting my bank account in order, and getting some last minute relaxation time in (“relaxation” I should say, considering my mind is constantly … Continue reading

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