Unique and beautiful building in the center of Subotica
Our next adventure on our trip around the world is Subotica in Serbia. From sunny and warm weather in Vietnam we reached Oslo in Norway /Europe one winter afternoon. Fortunately my sister Lara and Luna’s friend Tina with her mother Wenche came to meet us at the airport. We had 2 hours together, eating, chatting and laughing. What a joy! Thank you soooo much for planning your time to meet us, all of you!
As part of our worldwide family tour I had to finnish my jaw surgeries that had I started almost two years ago in NorDent’s clinic in Subotica in Serbia. To make a long story short, I had an accident resulting in loss of 7 adult teeth at the age of 11. For many years I have lived problem free with two bridges in my mouth. Sadly two years ago I got an inflammation in one of the roots which was used as support for one of the two bridges. I had no other choice but to fix it as soon as possible. And luckily I was able to manage it with advanced surgeries in NorDent’s clinic. It has been a long and emotional journey but the result is worth the time, effort and pain… 🙂
To make the trip somewhat exciting to Luna Noor, we called this “the ladies trip” so that she and I could get some time alone exploring this city in the northern Serbia which is known for its unique architecture, relaxed atmosphere and good food. Unfortunately I had to spend from 3 to 6 hours inside NorDent’s clinic every second or third day for two weeks but Luna Noor was very patient and waited for me while she was doing schoolwork (math and reading). One of NorDent’s employees, Sandra, was also a great support and made Luna Noor feel welcomed and taken care of. After walking in and out the clinic’s doors for almost two weeks we felt that we came to know both the dentist, assistants, surgeon, dental technician and administrative personnel… Thank you so much for making me able to smile again – with teeth in my mouth! 🙂
Even if much time was spent inside the dentist’s room we were still able to enjoy days and nights by walking in the city, watching “Trolls” in the cinema – in Serbian language!! :-), sight-seeing, visit the hairdresser, eating good food (pizza, soups and salads… Yummy!), celebrating Luna’s 9th birthday, bowling and shopping.
Sandra, Siv, Igor and Luna Noor at NorDent in Subotica
At the airport in Oslo in Norway. Great meeting you all – Lara, Tina and Wenche!
Subotica city center Shopping and dining 🙂
Old teeth, no teeth, implants, new teeth 🙂
No teeth… (hiding it as best as I can… :-)) Implant screws and imprints of my old teeth New teeth and happy smile!
We had a great time at the hairdresser’s. Our hairdresser was very sympathetic and funny. We laughed a lot and for the first time in my life I have been offered a country’s national drink after cutting my hair… 🙂 It was not very different from Norway’s own “aquavit” in my opinion. Thanks a lot, Biljana, for making our day special and funny! 🙂
NorDent and their fantastic people
Luna Noor, Lubica and meMe, the tooth technician and his assistant
Me, the dentist, her assistant and Luna Noor
This is the man who made my new teeth!!! 🙂Luna Noor and Sandra Celebrating Luna Noor’s 9th birthday.
What a surprise… all the way from Canada came a present from Susan (whom we met in Halong Bay in Vietnam) Thanks, Susan! You are an angel! 🙂 Luna Noor loves the t-shirt you gave her. From Sandra, she got a Ludo, stickers and post-its. We spent a great time playing and eating with Sandra. 🙂 We also went bowling, but unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of that.