Norwegian tourism is booming thanks to a combination of economics and emotion. The weakening Norwegian kroner means that it's cheaper to visit Norway than it's been for years. Today, £1 buys 12.7kr compared to the 8.5kr it bought when I moved here in 2011. But there's a big emotive pull
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It is a bright summer’s day in June and I am standing at the bus stop opposite my house heading into downtown Oslo when I see a hen walking down the street. The hen starts jumping, repeatedly crashing into a fence as it tries to get back into the peaceful garden it came from. A man, also
The Rjukan/Notodden Industrial Heritage Site has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. The site includes hydroelectric power plants powered by the powerful natural waterfalls of the area, along with the transmission lines, factories, transport systems and towns. Altogether the site
It sure was a treat to be in Trondheim this weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday I took a long walk around the city, which is always lovely and friendly when the sun shines. On Saturday evening we took a trip up the hill to Steinan for a grill party thrown by our friends Ruud and Gøril, and spent
I am a self-confessed book worm. Always have been. In fact, as a child I had a bigger library of books than I do now. I want to say that because of this love of books I have always found libraries to be wonderful, magical places but, to be honest, I remember just being overwhelmed by all the books
Peterborough native Adrian Douglas (Dougie) runs the Three Lions pub in Trondheim. With only a few hundred Brits calling Trondheim their home, the pub has to do far more than just cater to expats. Despite positioning itself as a football pub, the Three Lions draws a variety of patrons. "Our
I remember my first year in Stavanger back in 2010. I was really wondering how it worked getting to meet people and getting work references for my job search. My husband and some other friends of him suggested that I contact Maijazz to get some experience and do some volunteering. I have to admit
I made a pact with myself in my mid twenties: learn something new every year. The idea was to challenge myself, to push me out of my comfort zone and to maintain the sense of thrill in my life. Over the years I have accomplished some big things like: learning to downhill ski, running a marathon,