When I travel, I'm always looking to connect with People of Color. I enjoy meeting Africans throughout the diaspora and learning more about their culture and ways of living. In January, I traveled to Oslo, Norway. Prior to going, I did several internet searches to see what I could find about Black people living in Norway. I couldn’t find anything substantial. This slightly reinforced my belief that there were no black people in Norway. Foolish, I know.
When I finally arrived to Olso it was about 5am. The first wave of people headed off to work were departing the train station. As I observed these early morning commuters it was not long before I spotted more than a few people with African features. My first few hours in the country confirmed that I was wrong. There are, in fact, Black people in Oslo.
Over the next few days I would discover not only a community of African people but a very diverse Oslo that eluded my Google search. The entire experience was so exciting and inspiring that there's no way I could cover it all in one blog. So, I'll be writing my first blog series, "Black Oslo", as seen by me, your southern tour guide to the world!
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Kanika: Poet. Lover of Words. One who tells the stories of the mundane and inanimate. Bearer of Light, Water, and Sky.