Kimmy Li, China.
Poulsbo is a very beautiful and peaceful town. Before World War II, there were many people of Norwegian descent living in Poulsbo, so it started to be called Little Norway. Poulsbo has lots of reminders about its Norwegian history. There are Norwegian flags all around store decorations. Moreover, you can find lots of interesting stores, which are selling local artists’ art work, and some handcrafts by local people. If you want to make something by yourself, there is a store called Dance Brush. You can make you own cup, plate or sculpture there. My favorite places are Mora and Marina Market. Mora is an ice-cream shop; it sells very good ice-cream and milk shakes. I like to hang out with my friends there. Marine market sells some very good candy. I live around downtown Poulsbo, so l can go there easily.
Aizhan Myrzabek Kyzy, Kyrgyzstan.
The first place I went after my arrival in this country was Downtown Poulsbo, which had a deep impression to me, staying in my memory for a long time. I think that Poulsbo is a unique place, which still keeps its Norwegian roots and innocence comparing to big cities. There are lots of little shops. In one of them I found Russian crackers that I used to have back at home. I also found a marina with yachts and seagulls. When it is sunny, you can see the beautiful nature with blue-sapphire sky and the North Pacific Ocean. After the coming of autumn, it is rainy and cloudy, but still Poulsbo has something magical in it, which is charming and adorable.
Instructor: Julieta Vitullo