Ah YouTube. If there was ever a website responsible for a drop in productivity in offices across the world it’s this one (at least, until BuzzFeed came along!) Because of my propensity for sharing videos on the Life in Norway Facebook page, friends of mine frequently forward me Norway-related videos on YouTube. Over the years […]
Observations on the quirks of day-to-day life in Norway, from the extended summer vacations to crazy adverts on TV.
Cast your mind back 55 years. Can’t do it? No, me neither, I wan’t born then! Last week the New York Times website published an article about Oslo, part of their retrospective news series. It was originally published in the International Herald Tribune (the international edition of the New York Times) way back in 1959. […]
Remember the days before Google? No, me neither. Apparently, you had to look up facts in books. Real books, with hard covers, on shelves, in libraries. In 2014, Google holds the answers to all of life’s questions, but do you ever wonder what exactly people all around the world are searching for? When you start […]
Welcome to mørketiden – the dark time. These pictures show Trondheim at 3:58pm two days ago, with over five weeks of shortening days still to come before the Winter Solstice: And by the time I got home to Moholt roughly 20 minutes later: Trondheim is 250 miles due north of Oslo and it’s really noticeable […]
I previously talked about the surprising number of Americans with Norwegian heritage, more in fact, than the native population of Norway today. On my recent trip to Minnesota, I couldn’t resist investigating this a little, given that 868,361 of the state’s 5.3m residents claim Norwegian ancestry, 400,000 more than in any other state. Norway House First […]
This post was originally published on Destination Unknown, the blog of Satu Vänskä-Westgarth, a 30-something outdoor enthusiast and fairly new mom from Finland. Someone recently asked me why, how and when our little family ended up in Norway and that question kind of took me by surprise. It feels like we have always been here. I […]