Norway was one of those places I rarely thought about until I kept hearing it come up over the past few months. When I had a Goulash dinner in the home of a Hungarian woman, she said that she’d like to move to Norway, but it’s too expensive.

Then a friend of mine in Brussels said that she’d love to live in Norway. But it’s very expensive.

A friend of mine from Ohio recently left to spend two months in Norway — a country she loves because she was an exchange student there in high school. So when I had the chance to go there and meet up with her for a few days to explore Oslo, I jumped on it. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Now I know, and I can appreciate what everyone else was saying. I want to live in Norway, too.