For those following our journey to buying a house, I have some exciting news! But first, following on from the viewing process, I'd like to explain how the bidding process works. Note: this is not intended to be an exhaustive guide. Use our experience as a starting point for your own
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If I were challenged to describe Norwegian culture and society in a few words dugnad would definitely be one of the words thrown in to the mix. Dugnad is one of those concept type words. You know the ones that cannot be defined by a few sentences on paper because they embody so much more than
In a recent episode of Alt for Norge, the Norwegian American contestants were told that “around 75% of the Norwegian population belong to the Church of Norway”. Having lived in the country for almost five years I immediately called bullshit! As it turns out, those claimed membership figures
This is the final part of a three-part series about how to see the best of Norway on a budget. Read part one: Oslo, part two: Flåm. -- Obviously, the Norway in a Nutshell folk have another surprise up their sleeve - once you disembark the ferry at Gudvangen if you don’t want to hang around,
A few weeks ago I wrote that after almost five years in Norway, we are looking at buying a house. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of emailing listings back and forth, zooming in on photographs, researching areas, examining survey reports and of course, checking out houses in
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I am not sure I can be defined as a bargain hunter, but I do love a bargain. My downfall is that I am a quality over quantity type of person. So I am one of those types that often ends up liking the most expensive item in the shop. Unfortunately good quality and bargain do not often go hand in hand.