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Norwegian flag over the water

Sailing on the Drammensfjord

I missed out on one Norwegian tradition last year – the work summer party. Held before the big July shutdown, it normally involves getting together with your colleagues and heading for a cabin in the woods or...
Mooning Mona Lisa in Stavanger

Street Art of Stavanger

During my recent trip to Stavanger I took a walk around the harbour to the Oil Museum. For a reason I don't recall, I decided to walk around an old building. What greeted me on the...
Illegal Burger, Oslo

The Search is on for Oslo’s Best Burger

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten recently declared the burgers served by Illegal Burger on Møllergata as the best in Oslo. Always up for a food-related challenge, me and fellow Life in Norway blogger Gerry are going to conduct...
Bislett Games Oslo

Usain Bolt Wins at the Bislett Games

Usain Bolt blew away the competition in Oslo on Thursday night to take the 100m title at the Bislett Games. Half-way through the race it looked as if his countryman and main rival for Olympic Gold,...

Run To The Hills

Yeah, I've moved to the hills! This is the view from the nearest T-Bane (metro) station, just a few minutes walk from my new abode. I've moved to the Holmenkollen area, famous for the ski jump...
Constitution Day Parade in Oslo

Best of the Blogs – May 2012

Here's our round-up of the best Norway-related blog posts you may have missed over the last month. Where's Andrew? How can I start this month's round-up with anyone else!? For the last few weeks Norway has...
Stavanger budget hotel

St Svithun: Stavanger Budget Hotel

Your travel budget goes further if you choose to stay outside central Stavanger. Because of the number of business visitors, Stavanger occasionally suffers from a shortage of hotel rooms during midweek. So for my first work...
A cruise ship in Stavanger, Norway

My First Impressions of Stavanger

I started my new job on Monday. My first task was to fly to Stavanger for a three-day training course. Having never visited one of Norway's most important cities, I was pleased to be going, despite...
Instagram picture from 17th May in Oslo

Happy Birthday Norway!

On Thursday the whole of Norway got together to celebrate its 198th birthday. Last year I had only been in the country for two weeks before the festivities began. I had little idea of what to...
Me on my balcony, enjoying the spring sunshine

A Personal Update

Other than celebrating my first year in Norway, I've been a little quiet on here of late. Reason being, I've been incredibly busy! A New Job When I moved here one year ago it was on...