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1. Posted by chidiane (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello, I'm new to TP! My name is Diane and I live in the Chicago area. Obviously traveling is one of the things I really enjoy. My next trip is a return to Scandinavia, this time staying with a cousin in Sweden and a friend in Norway. My first trip to the region was typical touristy stuff. But hey, I'm not going to apologize for liking touristy stuff!.

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey Diane.....Welcome to TP!!!

I have to warn of the Grand Master Overlords (um, site owner here) lives in Oslo. It may not be safe if he's out and about...and he may realize through his sneaky internet savvy ways that we're related.

Say, you haven't posted any pictures of us together, have you? We Moderators really frown on that sort of thing, especially if they're not flattering pics.

Welcome again. Check over in the Europe Forum...there should be some helpful stuff. If not, PM us and we can make something up!!!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


Sorry Diane - couldn't help myself!!!! Happy to see you have introduced yourself!!!

If you get to Oslo during your Norway visit, just wander around the streets yelling, "Hey Sam I Am - Beerman & Isa sent me. It's time to hit a beer joint!!" (Trust me - he'll show up just to find out how you know Beerman & Isa. He'll also be hoping you'll buy the first round. Don't fall for it.)

Have a great time on your trip! Say hi to the cousins (don't forget Moose and Squirrel) and hopefully see you this summer. ;)

Oh, and have fun surfing TP! Come over and play in Off Topic once in awhile.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Apr-2009, at 10:45 by Isadora ]

4. Posted by chidiane (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I was going to introduce myself as So & So but well, decided to stick with Diane.

I will be in Oslo for one night...Norway Day eve, to be exact. I've been told it's going to be something to remember for years and years, even though Norway Day itself is supposed to be even whackier. So yeah, I'll go wandering up and down Karl Johann's Gate shouting for Sam.
I wonder if the guy that sells "subversive" buttons will still be there hawking stuff. He had befriended a young Vietnamese man whose brother supposedly had his head exploded in Finland or something. He gave me a letter of things I should tell my congressman to help him out. We had quite the interesting conversation with these guys.

You're in luck, Beerman, no pictures of us!