Since finding a job here a little over a year ago, I’ve done my best to share the transition process with other expats who are hoping to move to Norway (Trondheim, specifically, since that is where I have settled). I’ve been lucky enough to trade emails and meet with many people searching for work in this city. Most come here chasing love, hoping to find a job so that they can stay with their … [Read more...]
A New Life in Trondheim
Dave Smith is a former US Marine and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He is an avid adventurer, backpacker, and volunteer with travel in over 40 countries. Dave moved from the USA to Norway in December 2014 to pursue a serious relationship with his beautiful Norwegian girlfriend.
This article is written by David Smith, an American citizen living in Trondheim, Norway. Dear fellow Norwegians, We know you’re thinking: “Hey America, WTF?!?!” As the most powerful nation in the world gets ready to elect a new president, it seems as though almost everyone around the globe is asking themselves the same question, “How did you get stuck with these two … [Read more...]
Living in Norway is fantastic in so many ways, but it's important to understand the whole picture. In a previous blog, I wrote about 9 upsides of my first year in Norway. While it’s been a great experience, Norway isn’t all sunshine and roses. In fact, sometimes it seems like there’s hardly any sunshine at all. So, to provide a balanced view, here are the 9 most difficult parts of my first year … [Read more...]
I receive a lot of emails from people asking what life is like in Norway, whether it’s hard to find work, what they can expect in the first year and whether it’s worth it. I’ve been in Norway for just over a year now, which honestly made 2015 one of the best years of my life. As I look back on this past year, here are some of my favorite memories from living in Norway. Finding a Job Hands … [Read more...]
When I first arrived in Norway, I was pretty concerned about making sure that I wouldn’t freeze to death. I had arrived straight off a humanitarian trip in Africa and Southeast Asia with nothing but a backpack, tent, and limited amount of warm clothes. Rather than heading back to the USA, I had decided to come here and spend the holidays with my girlfriend and her family. Long story short, I never … [Read more...]