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Linda Duevel

Linda Duevel – International School of Stavanger

This summer, Dr. Len and Dr. Linda Duevel retire after a collective 82 years of service to the International School of Stavanger. The school describes itself as a "crossroads of diversity" with nearly 700 students representing some 50 nationalities. Dr. Linda Duevel was named the International Read More

Jobs in Trondheim

How I Found a Job in Trondheim

When I arrived in Trondheim four months ago, I knew that it would be difficult to find work, but I had no idea how difficult. I hit many failures initially but I quickly learned what works, what doesn’t, and how to maximize time and effort to get interviews. First, a few hard facts: Trondheim Read More

Stavanger food

Eat and Meet in Stavanger

Are you looking for ways to meet new people in Stavanger and its region? Or are you interested in tasting different flavours, tired of going out to the same restaurants all the time or looking for a more personal experience when dining? EatinCommon is a concept of social dining available in the Read More

Norwegian Taco

Are Norwegian Tacos Really Tacos?

One of the first things I am often asked when people know I am Mexican is what I think about Norwegian tacos and Tacofredag. My response? "I prefer not to talk about it." Why? Well, let me first tell you about what I, as a northern-Mexican who has travelled the whole of Mexico and lived in Texas, Read More

Trondheim Easter

Easter Reflections from Trondheim

Last weekend's changing of the clocks marked the start of my favourite time of year in Norway: the transition from the long winter into spring. During this time the days become noticeably longer, leaves return to the trees, flowers come out to bloom, and everyone is a couple of notches happier as we Read More

Norwegian football fans at the Ullevaal Stadium

Tippeligaen 2015 Starts Here

Newly-promoted Mjøndalen kick-off the new season of Norwegian football on Monday as they welcome Viking to Isachsen Stadion. It will be a harsh reminder of reality for Bergen's Brann, who Mjøndalen beat in the two-legged play-off last November to send Brann out of the top-tier of Norwegian Read More

Norway housing

Maintaining a Norwegian Home

Maintaining a Norwegian home seems simple enough, right? Well, it’s probably not as simple as you think-especially when it comes to maintaining the exterior of a house, apartment or townhouse (sometimes also called a semi-detached property) in various weather conditions. Here are some tips and hints Read More


Norway Picks Another Ballad for Eurovision

Kjetil Mørland & Debrah Scarlett will represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with their song A Monster Like Me. The ballad was selected by a national TV audience at last night's Melodi Grand Prix final in Oslo. Here is the winning performance: Eleven songs Read More