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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...
Labour Day parade 2012 in Oslo

Norwegian Labour Day

The run of public holidays at this time of year continued today with the traditional 1st May celebration – Labour Day. It also coincided with the first anniversary of my move to Oslo. My, how time...
Team Me

Discovering Norwegian Music – Team Me

So far I've introduced you to Datarock, Erlend Øye and Sondre Lerche, all three of which I've had some great feedback on. Long overdue it might be, but it's now time for the next in my...

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...
NTNU Trondheim main building

Working at a Norwegian University

A look inside working life at NTNU, one of Norway's biggest University. The conversation goes by in a curious mixture of Norwegian, broken Norwegian, English and sometimes a bit of Spanish. It amazes me how well...
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...
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...

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!...
Rockheim Museum

Discovering Norwegian Music – The Rockheim Experience

I'm a music man. I don't play an instrument, I can't sing, but I listen. A lot. Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube are as much a part of my daily routine as breakfast and there is rarely...