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So, Ruth in Europe, have you traveled much?
Yeah, actually, um, well, when I was younger
I went on a tour around all of Western Europe
and then when I was at university I backpacked
around Scandinavia for a month with a friend.
Nice!
It was really nice, actually, yeah.
Wow, so where did you go in Scandinavia?
Well, we started off in Sweden and then we went
to Norway and then we went to Denmark. We never
actually made it to Finland. That was simply
because we ran out of money, so.
So were you out in the wilderness, or were you
just going from village to village?

Really we just, we arrived in Stockholm. We went
around Stockholm. We went to Oslo. We spent
most of our time in the cities, although
everything was so expensive. We ended up sleeping
in youth hostels or on people's floors.
What do you remember most about your trip?
Um, probably just having no money, so we couldn't
eat really for a fortnight.
You couldn't eat?
Well, we ate breakfast in the youth hostel, and
then we would take a bread roll from the youth
hostel, from the breakfast bar and have that for
lunch and then in the evening we would eat if we
could afford it.

 

Actually, in terms of food, what do people in
Scandinavia usually eat?

Um, I think they eat a lot of potatoes
and meat and things. I'm not sure really, what a
typical Scandinavian meal would be.
That's OK. You didn't have any money
to buy any food right?

We didn't eat so.
Yeah, silly question. Um, so what do you remember
most about Stockholm?

Ah, they've got some really nice buildings in
Stockholm. I've got relatives who live in Stockholm
so we stayed with them, and also it was really hot
when we went there, but it was also very pricey.
So in every store you went into were
they playing ABBA?

No.
OK.
Thank goodness.