Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand is one of those places you visit because you meet a random Norwegian girl in passing in Berlin, and she takes your phone and gives you a bunch of recommendations for Norway. Or at least that’s how I got here. A friend would later criticize that approach, saying you should only take advice from people you know and are similar to, but in this case it happened to work out.

Exploring the Banaheia forest with a bike that's not meant for the terrain, from a shop owner that doesn't believe in helmets.
Exploring the Banaheia forest with a bike that’s not meant for the terrain, from a shop owner that doesn’t believe in helmets.
The forest had forks like these every couple hundred feet, which could make it so easy to get lost. I also always felt like there was a philosophical quote to be said here...
The forest had forks like these every couple hundred feet, which could make it so easy to get lost. I also always felt like there was a philosophical quote to be said here…
What makes the Norwegian coast so beautiful: the rocky, forested land butting right up to the water.
What makes the Norwegian coast so beautiful: the rocky, forested land butting right up to the water.
Like the Estonian Song Festival grounds, just a thousand times smaller and in the middle of nowhere
Like the Estonian Song Festival grounds, just a thousand times smaller and in the middle of nowhere
My favorite faucets so far...brushing your teeth has never before felt so much like pushing the throttle levers on a plane...
My favorite faucets so far…brushing your teeth has never before felt so much like pushing the throttle levers on a plane…
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