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My First Ice Hockey Experience

Like in much of Europe, most Norwegian football teams are part of a wider sports club. The Vålerenga IF sports club consists primarily of football, handball and ice hockey, alongside other sports such as basketball and...

Best of the Blogs – March 2012

  Here's the second installment of our new monthly round-up of the best blogs from Norway's international community. Take it away, folks! Springtime in Norway I wasn't the only one to get excited about the early...
Molde v Strømsgodset kick-off

Heads Up! Tippeligaen is Back

It was very easy to miss, but the new Norwegian Premier League season got underway tonight. Easy to miss, because most Norwegian eyes are focused on Manchester and the battle for the English title. The Norwegian...
Blocks of brunost, Norwegian brown cheese

Brunost: Norwegian Brown Cheese

One of Norway's most intriguing foods (to foreigners at least) is eaten daily by many Norwegians for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Norway’s national diet harks back to its days as a poor country, with...
Me on my balcony, enjoying the spring sunshine

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

I have a confession to make: I've not really enjoyed the winter. Before all the Norwegians start piling in, I'm well aware it's been the mildest winter for many a year. But that doesn't change the fact...
Brian surveying the empties

How “To Pant” in Norway

å pante (to pant) To pant in Norway is to return a drinks bottle or can to the supermarket and get a refund of the deposit you paid when purchasing. Simples! (you can of course pant...
Heathrow T5 British Airways banner

Oslo to London with British Airways Club Europe

As I'm sure you've figured out from this blog, I travel a lot. I try to get back to the UK every few months and travel around Norway extensively. I should explain that I love flying...

Best of the Blogs – February 2012

There is a nice friendly bunch of international bloggers here in Norway and each month I am going to round-up the posts I found most interesting to share with you all. So, off we go then!...

Street Posters III

Following up Street Posters II.
Charlotte shopping in Grunerløkka

Markveien – The Best Street in Oslo

Today I want to tell you all about my favourite street in Oslo. It's not the grand Karl Johan, taking you from the Central Station all the way to the Royal Palace. Neither is it Aker...