Quick note: during this trip I’ve been through both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland so when I say “Ireland” I’m talking about the island.

This might be a good time to mention that Northern Ireland uses the Sterling pound (being part of the UK) while the Republic of Ireland uses the Euro (as a member of the EU). The speed limits in Northern Ireland are in miles (since they use the Imperial system) while the signs in the Republic of Ireland are in kilometers (because they use the non-retarded system AKA metric) but at least they both drive on the left side of the road.

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The main point of this trip was to see the Northern Lights, Tromso is not a big city so there’s not that much else to do which is part of the reason why I didn’t stay very long (the other part being that Norway is very expensive).

We’ll go over the city in a moment but first let’s talk about the Northern Lights (AKA Aurora Borealis). If science bores you, you might want to skip ahead a bit.

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