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Norwegian to Las Vegas

Norwegian Announce Oslo to Las Vegas Flights

Norway's budget airline has announced a further expansion of their international operations. A weekly route from Oslo to Las Vegas will start from November. Following great demand, the airline will also add a second weekly flight...
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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...
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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...
Hja Norwegian

The “hja!” Sound Explained

Shit Norwegians Say #3 Part of our series on how to learn Norwegian. After the first two posts in my Shit Norwegians Say series (“there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” and “we...
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Bye Bye to the OSL baggage circus?

Høyre (Norway's Conservative party) may not have pleased everyone in Government so far, but Linda Hofstad Helleland, head of the Transport Committee, has just pleased me. She's announced a trial of an improved baggage system for international...
Norwegian Air

Norwegian To Launch New American Routes in 2014

Norwegian Air will fly directly from Oslo to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando from next year, the airline announced today. An announcement of new long-haul destinations had been expected given the airline's investment in Boeing's...
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Frequent Flyer Points Back in Norway

Finally, Norwegians can earn frequent flyer points on domestic flights. The month of May brought great news for those of us who travel a lot within Norway – the ban on earning frequent flyer points on...
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Discovering Norwegian Music – Oslo Ess

The first thing I noticed about the live music scene in Oslo was the dominance of the English language. I'm not talking about cover versions either. Virtually every one of the small local bands sang their...
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My New Strategy for Learning Norwegian – Year 2

When I began blogging about my move to Oslo, I had intended on giving regular progress updates on my quest to learn Norwegian, just like the lovely Will over at My Spanish Adventure. Over a year...

My Norwegian Progress Report: 8 Weeks

So, eight weeks into my Scandinavian odyssey, how am I getting on with my ambition to learn Norwegian? The answer, as you might expect, is slowly 🙂 Firstly some background. English is almost an official language...