Log #16: A Reflection on a New Life

IMG_3203.jpgI haven’t found many opportunities to write recently, but that is because I have been through a big moving process in my life.  In the past few months I have been helping my family move to Bergen.  I have been living here for the past three weeks and am adjusting to the new experience.  I am going to the Kristi Krybbe Skole, which is theoldest school in all of Scandinavia.  I was going to attend in an international school, but my parents decided to immerse me in the Norwegian culture and language. The instruction in my school is all in Norsk.  I get by, but it is difficult.  The other kids are really nice and know almost fluent English.  That is great because it makes it easier to make new friends!

 

IMG_2859.jpgOur house is on the side of a beautiful mountain known as the Floyen.  There are many paths up the mountain, but my favorite is known as Tippe Tue.  Instead of a paved way up the mountain, it is a gravel path that passes by many mini waterfalls.  At the top of the Floyen there is a magnificent view of the whole city of
Bergen, which is a long and rigorous hike up.

 

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The adjustment from America to Norway is probably the hardest thing that I have experienced so far.  The two countries are relatively similar to each other compared to other nations, but the hardest thing to adjust to is the new language.  Norsk is a very unique language, for it is not in anyway similar to English or any of the romance languages.  It has three extra letters (å, ø, æ) in it’s alphabet.  I have a Norsk tutor that helps me learn this new language.  I will be putting in some sentences that are in Norsk, so stay tuned for a little puzzle!

 

 

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