Norway is a very expensive country to live in. Don’t even get me started on how crazy high the prices are in comparison to the prices of the same items that can be found in the Philippines. This post isn’t a rant on the high cost of living of Norway, rather, the wonderful solution that my parents have for it. Our house in Norway lies in Halden City, which is about 15 minutes from the closest city in Sweden. All it takes to get there is a short car ride, and voila, we are in a city that is still expensive but more affordable compared to Norway. In Svinesund, there is a big shopping center called Nordby’s. It’s a huge mall with a big grocery store, a big ass candy store and a lot of retail shops. This is really just a shopping post, but I wanted to share it for the wonderment that is candy! Scroll on to see more! :)
After shopping in Nordby’s, we made a quick stop by the bridge that connects Norway and Sweden. You can park on any end and then it’ll only take a couple of minutes to walk to the center, where the line that marks the borders can be found. There are two pedestrian lanes on either side of the road and they’re actually wide enough for people who ride their bikes.