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Sandnes, Norway

Living in Sandnes

Sandnes is a small, quiet yet fully-serviced city a short distance south of Stavanger. The fact that during the weekdays there are trains running from and to Stavanger almost every 15 minutes, and that it takes only...
Latin American Stavanger

Latin American Dancing in Stavanger

As mentioned in a previous article and as most people know, we Latin Americans love to dance. It is a way to socialize, to have fun and to exercise. Just to give you an idea, a traditional wedding will...
Volunteering in Norway

Volunteering is to Norway as Dancing is to Latin America

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...
Social Cooking

Cook and Socialise in Stavanger

Whether you are an expat looking for ways to expand your social circles or a local wanting an activity that includes trying something new, Socialcooking.no is the concept for you. This is a new option for...
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...
Norwegian idioms

Funny Expressions and Idioms in Norwegian

Once you've learned the basics of any language, its the expressions and idioms that add colour. This is part of a series on how to learn Norwegian. When I started learning Norwegian I tried to translate...
View over Oslo and Oslofjord from Frognerseteren T-Bane

Tackling Assumptions about Norway

In my case, before coming to live here I have lived in France and Holland during some summer holidays from the university to work as a trainee. Despite being only two summers plus some previous trips...
Norwegian habits

Adopting New Habits in Norway

Moving to a new country which has a very different culture than yours translates into having to quickly face and adopt new trends and new habits. I have now made a list of the new trends...
Please in Norwegian

The Challenge of Learning Norwegian

In my previous article, I explained that learning Norwegian was one of my first challenges when I moved to Stavanger in Norway, from Ecuador in South America. How did it start? Because I was lacking the...
A cruise ship in Stavanger, Norway

From South America to Stavanger

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the latest member of the Life in Norway family, Carmen Cristina, originally from Ecuador but now living in Stavanger – David — Did I experience culture shock when...