Jan 312011

Realtime note: Although I’m already nearly two months into my next trip through SouthEast Asia, to keep things chronological I’ll wrap up just one or two final posts from Europe and the US before opening up the next (huge) can of worms. I know, it’s taken me forever to get started this time. Sorry about that. As usual I’ve had a lot on my plate, but hopefully I can get all caught up before things start picking up once again πŸ™‚

This is it. My big European adventure has finally come to a close.

Like my first stop in Oslo, these last two days served primarily as a cool-down period. Initially we’d hoped to fit in a visit to Peder’s summer home in Lillesand, on Norway’s southern coast – but time was just too short. That’s alright. After the intense exertion of cycling from Oslo to Copenhagen with one of Europe’s biggest parties stuck right in the middle, I badly needed the break.

So other than two late nights out – a brief weekend to sample the Oslo nightlife I’d heard so much about – the conclusion of EuroTrip 2010 was really quite calm. We spent a lazy afternoon at the beach, took a jog into the mountains for a dip in an (icy-cold) pond, and a stroll through central downtown Oslo.

Perhaps the most noteworthy event during these last couple days was the final evening, which we spent in a park watching the World Cup on a massive jumbotron. The moment the clock ran out and Spain had won it seemed like half the city exploded with joy. And the other half…well, they walked home pretty quietly.

When they say Europe takes its soccer seriously they really aren’t kidding.

And then the trip was over. On the morning of July 12th, still a bit tired and fatigued from the past three months of morning-till-morning action, I got out of bed bright and early, picked up my stuff, and headed for the airport (with one quick stop along the way – a job interview for some future remote programming work, thanks to Peder of course).

EuroTrip had at long last come to a close.

  6 Responses to “This Is The End”

  1. Can’t wait to hear about your asian travels

  2. …And I can’t wait to get caught up on writing about them, hehe πŸ˜›

  3. >> the conclusion of EuroTrip 2010 was really quite calm

    …if that’s what you call sharing 2.5 liters of vodka in two days πŸ˜›

    To get your facts straight, we went swimming in a river. That’s why it was pretty chilled. Rivers don’t get heated by the sun as much, so even though it was a nice and warm day, I agree the water could have been better.

  4. >>…if that’s what you call sharing 2.5 liters of vodka in two days

    …More like in one night! Thanks, SriLankaGuy, hehe πŸ˜‰

    >>To get your facts straight

    …So you’re correcting me on pond -> river? πŸ˜›

  5. >>…sharing 2.5 liters of vodka in two days

    It was about 2 liters in total at my place Friday and Saturday, plus Sri Lanka guy’s 0,7 liter between the four of us in his car on Saturday πŸ˜€ Pretty decent for a “calm night” if you ask me πŸ˜›


    Of course! Big difference πŸ˜›

  6. Man, I don’t even remember it being that much!

    …Wait a minute… :mrgreen:

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