New Day, New Challenges
It’s weird to be skimming through the online newspapers after a week in a refugee camp in the desert. VG, the biggest Norwegian paper gives the readers a shocking story about how kids queuing up for a Justin Bieber concert made congestion on roof of the opera house in Oslo. On top of that half the Norwegian population seems to be on strike these days (that figures, after all we’re the richest country in the world, with nothing more than water and bread crumbs to live of). Farsunds Avis, in the southern part of the country, has a report on the theft of 10 (or maybe even 11) wooden sleepers (you know, the solid beams that lay under railroad-tracks), belonging to the Norwegian state-owned railroad-company. According to the paper each beam was 3.5 meters long. The local police have no suspects at the moment, but the hunt is still on!
We’re sure the landmine-victims, the unemployed, the widows, the starving children, the prisoners, the traumatized war-veterans and all the other Saharawians would understand why Norwegian, or international media for that matter, can’t report much from their region. We have too many problems of our own to handle.
Yes, we know people back home can’t forget their own problems just because someone else’s problems are bigger. We also know that we’ll start whining ourselves as soon as we have washed the sand of our clothes, and everyday life is over us. We’ll whine about the price of petrol. We’ll sure whine about the stupid law stating that you can’t buy beer in the shops after 8 pm. We’ll whine about the weather and we’ll definitely whine about the f*****g neighbour (why can’t he turn the music down after midnight).
We want to use our blog to open people’s eyes, forcing them, and ourselves, to see further than their/our own back yard.
Thanks’ for following our trip. We hope to see you again next time we’re leaving the railroad sleeper-thieves behind and head for the world.
Till then – b good!