Where Are You at 3am?

Usually I'm far gone into the land of dreams at 3am, but tonight I'm spending my night at a place that feels somewhat familiar to me, although I've never spent the night here or anywhere like it before. I'm spending my night at Oslo Airport Gardermoen. It sounds all kinds of dramatic, but it isn't.... Continue Reading →

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The Wait is Over!

It's been 4 years since Chuck Palahniuk released his last novel, but now the wait is finally over!! I don't remember how long it's been since I first heard about this book being published and got excited. The only thing I know is that it's been a good while. The release day for Adjustment Day... Continue Reading →

Open ● POEM

The moment she opened up  When she let you see her Was not when she undressed Or when she let her skin Be touched by your fingers It was when she bared her soul When she looked into your eyes And allowed you to see ☼ ©Christina de Vries  

A Confession!

I have a confession to make! I don't like skiing, and I'm so done with snow right about now! I know, I know! That's not a very Norwegian thing to say, but I'm still saying it and I will stand by it! I'm always fascinated by the fact that Norwegians all complain about the cold and... Continue Reading →

Change of Scenery

It's been way too long since I've had the time to sit down somewhere, outside of my own home to do some creative writing. So to finally have a weekend where I don't have much planned, and also was able to get out of the house at a reasonable time, feels amazing! And one of... Continue Reading →

Moxy Oslo X – HOTEL REVIEW

In August 2017, Marriott opened its very first hotel in Norway, and they named it Moxy. The Moxy brand is designed to capture the rapidly emerging millennial traveler. The new brand combines stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. We know that your way of traveling is new, so we’ve done our... Continue Reading →

The Lovely Quiet

Sometimes when I write, I really like to sit somewhere that I'm surrounded by other people. I get super inspired by all the faces, the conversations, the sounds and the music. But when I'm as tired as I've been the last few days, I crave less interaction and more quiet. But if I completely isolate... Continue Reading →

Waiting ● POEM

How she longed Waited in the dark Soul shivering  Bones rattling  ☼ How she wished For the bright The invisible touch That would warm her ☼ How she smiled When it drew near With a promise  Of arriving soon ● ©Christina de Vries    

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