I 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!
Our 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.
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!