Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

Today was a travel day for the delegation. Luckily, all luggage has been reunited with members of our group, as we flew this morning from Oslo to Trondheim. What is about a one-hour flight would have been an 8 hour drive to get to the coast.

As we traveled by motorcoach to this port city from the airport, a guide provided a history of the region. The geography here is dramatically different from Oslo with rolling hills, lush treelines, and of course the coast.

Delegates had their first real free time this afternoon. Some visited the Nidaros Cathedral, others visited museums such as Rockheim (pop and rock) and Kunstmuseum (art).

Delegates came together for a traditional Norwegian dinner in the hotel restaurant overlooking a marina. Over coffee and desert, delegates shared their experiences of the city and discussed the agenda for day 2 of the "Inherent Dignity, Equality, and Rights Conference" tomorrow.