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Those pesky sirens

A Picture Tour of Drøbak

Recently Gerry and I took advantage of a rare sunny day, packed a picnic and headed for the beach… ROAD TRIIIPPP! Well sort of. Neither of us own a car, so we took the bus! 70...

The Breathtaking Beauty of Fjord Norway

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by your surroundings that you shed a tear? Something so awe-inspiring you just had to let go of your emotions? Introducing the highlight of my summer vacation, the boat trip...
Summertime fun in Oslo

Best of the Blogs – June 2012

We've just enjoyed the lightest month of the year so there's a positive mood around the expat blogosphere right now. Firstly here on Life in Norway, we published: Run to the Hills – I write about...
Closed in July

The Big July Shutdown

Hoping to do business in Norway in July? You have no chance. Having worked for a number of engineering and manufacturing companies back in the UK, I am used to the concept of a 2-week summer...
Aker Brygge waterside

People Watching and Ice Cream on Aker Brygge

Undoubtedly one of the more love it/hate it parts of Oslo is the pier-style harbourside development of bars, restaurants, shops and offices called Aker Brygge. It's put down by many as a tourist trap, pricey (even by...

Oslo by Day, Oslo by Night, No Eurovision in Sight

Saturday was a cultural explosion! The sun was out again so I decided to head on down into the city and see what more delights I could find. I started off looking for a cheap barbers...

Shopping And Sunshine

I finished up early at work today and took the t-bane into central Oslo, so I could spend a couple of hours walking around. Yes, my foot is feeling better! I'm still hobbling a little, but...