niedziela, 30 grudnia 2012

Number nine in progress

I know, I was slacking lately. I haven't written a single post for a MONTH and I can't even find a good excuse. I guess that watching first and second season of Game of Thrones is not convincing enough. Well, believe it or not, I had a lot to do. Like making dream number nine, which is See the Northern Lights, come true. 

My friend Milena found out that this year Northern Lights will be at the peakest peak of its activity for 50 years. Okay, I must admit, I was a bit skeptical in the beginning and found quite contradictory statements on some scientific sites, but it turns out that she was right. I joined their group, we did some research, we chose Tromso in Norway instead of Rovaniemi in Finland, we saw way too many Northern Lights time-lapse videos and I was all like this:

And then I did some maths. And I got all like this:

Just because Norway is so damn expensive and what I was gonna pay for flights there and back could feed a small African country for a year. So I spend few sleepless nights imagining all the fun that Milena and the gang would have without me, and trying to calculate the value of my kidneys. Because, people, we are talking about a country where a combo meal at McDo costs 90 NOK, which is around 50 PLN, or 17$ or 13 EUR. Now try to imagine prices of trains, flights and accomodation. So I gave up, trying not to think about all this fun I'm missing, living in a rustic red Norwgian cabin with small white windows, wearing hand-made nordic sweaters, hanging out with reindeers and seing awesome Northern Lights.

And then my mom convinced me that I should go. Because I can always earn it back, and it may be difficult to find another group of people who'd like to go, and the next ocassion for such spctacular lights will be around 2063. So I decided to go. And then miracle happened. I got the only seat in Ryanair flight from Warsaw to Oslo that costed 1,02 PLN. I'm serious. It's like 0,25 EUR. And it was the only flight I could book. And then, Norwegian dropped their prices for the flight from Oslo to Tromso for like 40%. And I found a scandiblonde CSer, who is willing to host me in Oslo. Apparently, the world wants me to hang out with reindeers. 6 February, people, a little more than a month to go. Yay!

3 komentarze:

  1. I have been to Turku in the end of Dec. to see aurora with my friends. We haven't seen it of course because Turku is definitely not the best place to catch it. Cloudy and too much on the south...but we had nice trip...what to say more, when your plan failed? :) But I will see it... one day..maybe march but by car this time! :) Anyway I wish You good luck!

    1. Thanks! It actually worked - we saw it every night! I strongly believe that you are going to see them one day and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! I'm planning to write a short advice post about how to see Northern Lights, where to go, when, what to take and how not to get bankrupt in Tromso, so keep updated. We did tons of research before coming to Tromso and I think it can come handy to the others, so keep updated :-)

    2. Thank You. So make your plan comes true although I'm definitely more interested in Finland I would like to read your advice about Norway too.