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Wolfie and I have just come back from two glorious, if rather expensive, days in Norway. It is oft discussed the prices in Norway but at £7 a pint, £10 for a Burger King meal and £26 for a standard burger and chips at the airport, this incredulity is often well-founded. High wages mean high prices but you wonder whether it's worth it. Still, I guess it makes prices abroad cheaper. The best thing we discovered was Wiener Pølse from Narvesen for 16Kr, approximately £1.70. Indeed, going to Europe makes you wish that newsagents in the UK would sell hot dogs in store, whilst I also wish we could eat in shops too without facing the wrath of the shopkeep. I drank a lot of Sjoko Mjelk - a chocolate milkshake drink with a picture of a dog on the front. I also like the fact the notes and coins used both spellings of Norway (Norge and Noreg) due to the two different versions of Norwegian. I can be such an arse when it comes to language.

There's Nor-Way... )
In Newcastle we had three hours to kill as I booked a later train, fearing a flight delay. We went to Nudo, a fantastic oriental restaurant in the city where I had a delightful Thai Green Curry and some of the best sushi ever. Sadly, no Newcastle furs could come out to play, but nevermind. We were happy, if not tired. The train journey back was a nightmare, stopping for 15 minutes in most stations, and we got talking to a beardy bloke who worked in television and mental health simultaneously. He had a beard and drew cartoons when people on the train pissed him off. He was quite a guy :-)
lupestripe: (Default)
Wolfie and I have just come back from two glorious, if rather expensive, days in Norway. It is oft discussed the prices in Norway but at £7 a pint, £10 for a Burger King meal and £26 for a standard burger and chips at the airport, this incredulity is often well-founded. High wages mean high prices but you wonder whether it's worth it. Still, I guess it makes prices abroad cheaper. The best thing we discovered was Wiener Pølse from Narvesen for 16Kr, approximately £1.70. Indeed, going to Europe makes you wish that newsagents in the UK would sell hot dogs in store, whilst I also wish we could eat in shops too without facing the wrath of the shopkeep. I drank a lot of Sjoko Mjelk - a chocolate milkshake drink with a picture of a dog on the front. I also like the fact the notes and coins used both spellings of Norway (Norge and Noreg) due to the two different versions of Norwegian. I can be such an arse when it comes to language.

There's Nor-Way... )
In Newcastle we had three hours to kill as I booked a later train, fearing a flight delay. We went to Nudo, a fantastic oriental restaurant in the city where I had a delightful Thai Green Curry and some of the best sushi ever. Sadly, no Newcastle furs could come out to play, but nevermind. We were happy, if not tired. The train journey back was a nightmare, stopping for 15 minutes in most stations, and we got talking to a beardy bloke who worked in television and mental health simultaneously. He had a beard and drew cartoons when people on the train pissed him off. He was quite a guy :-)

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