Trees Are My Friends (tamf) wrote,
Trees Are My Friends

News from abroad

One of the less devastating reports I have seen regarding people fleeing bad lands are in relation to those crossing over from Russia into northern Norway. After they've made their journey to Russia, they can cross the border to Norway, but only on wheels. It's not a pedestrian crossing. So most of the refugees arrive by bike.

These presumably Russian bikes are not permitted for use in Norway as they've only got one brake and it's impossible to fit another one on ("impossible for Norwegians!" scoffed Twiggy, the resident bike mechanic), and so they're left in the care of the local police.

As if Norway didn't have enough mountains - now it's developing a mountain of bikes.
Tags: bikes, news, norway, travel

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