If you have not read yesterday’s post – click here as this series will be extremely clear to you.
I am going to start this post with a disclaimer; although these are my experiences, it should not deter you from going to said place, hopefully your experiences as a black person will not be the same but if I was you I would be quite wary.
On this particular Friday evening, after work, I flew to Oslo, Norway via Norwegian Airline and had a fabulous flight. Main reason being the flight was empty-ish and the cabin crew were just adorable and extremely helpful as I filmed some content! I am a massive fan of Cabin Crew (IYKYK) and I love crew that are just helpful sweethearts. I will also mention I was the only black person on the flight besides a couple of the cabin crew of the airline.
I landed in Oslo, disembarked the aircraft, did the walk through the airport and finally arrived at border control with my passport. The Immigration officer asked the usual questions; ‘how long you in Oslo for’ (just the weekend) ‘where you staying’ (Radisson Blu – the Airport hotel) and etc. I answered all the questions thinking to myself no one else is being questioned but I am guessing I am the only foreigner.
I was trying not to feel a way about it until the Immigration officer looked me right in the eye and goes ‘Norway is extremely expensive by the way’ so me trying not to be angry resorted “I heard this from people but I live in prime central London. Do you think that £3,000 would not be enough for a weekend in Oslo?” His face lost all colour and he coughed and said “that should be sufficient”.
OBVIOUSLY this made me have a bad taste in my mouth and this left me annoyed.
To avoid extremely long posts – I will end this blog here. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on if it gets better or worse from here.
Part 2 on Saturday at 6pm!
Love and Hugs,