Here is a sample:
Do you have any specialized skills, training or experience related to fire-arms and explosives or to nuclear, biological or chemical activities? If «Yes», please explain
So is this where I mention my extensive training setting zombies on fire in Left 4 Dead? Or how in Fallout, I detonated the nuclear bomb that I was hired to defuse? Russians have no sense of humor.
Or this one:
Have you ever tried to obtain or assisted others to obtain a Russian visa or enter Russia by providing misleading or false information?
Oh damn, you caught me. I did that once before, but not THIS TIME.
Well anyway, it was a good excuse to visit Oslo. Here are some sights that I saw during my first trip to drop off my passport & visa application.
|The Nobel Peace Center|
|Actual viking ship|
|Cart because, well, of course you'll need transportation in the afterlife|
|Some curly snake-fish thing to ward off evil I assume|
Then on my way to see a performance by Aly Bain, a fiddler from the Shetland Islands, and Ale Moller, a Swedish musician who played the mandola (kind of like a cross between a guitar and a banjo) and the harmonica, I managed to get lost when all I had to do was stay on the same street and go straight. Yeah I still don't know how I managed to get off of that ONE street, but it's just further proof that I shouldn't go anywhere without a GPS! The music though was fantastic. I found this clip on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvlhGBLqmmE
That concludes my first trip to Oslo.
On my return trip to pick up my visa, I saw the famous Oslo opera house. I would have liked to have seen a show, but tickets for those sold out long ago. The building, though, was gorgeous.
|My first view of the Opera House|
|Inside there was this eerie green glow coming from what I can only assume is where they torture all of the green M&Ms|
|When they had finished building the opera house, they threw the leftovers into the sea where some beavers made their own opera house|
|What? You mean you haven't heard of African-Chinese food?|
|Lion guarding the parliament building|
|Lots of shoppers because, well, it's only 4pm|
|Oh sunrise already?|
|Luckily I did not get lost staying on one street to get to the embassy|
|Blue sign with helpful arrow|
|These berries bestow intelligence|
|Substitute for GPS = picture of map from bus station|
At the end I was looking for the button to stop recording. I did mention it was a new camera, right?
Ok that's the end of today's post. Sadly, there were no trolls in Oslo. I did, however, find this woman who was turned to stone.
|Kids, this is why we never look at Medusa.|