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an orange scarf attached to a pole with its tag

The cold settles in Oslo

I wake up with a dry throat and a deep voice. The sensation reminds me of those mornings after a long party. Except now I wake up next to someone I know. Partying is not the cause though, it’s getting colder, that’s what it is. I sit on the tram this particular morning and I […]

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A kids's winter binie hanging at the tram stop.

How about a little help?

When I asked my mom why she didn’t get involved in charity projects like the other politician’s wives did, she answered “Because charity starts at home”. I was puzzled. I remember thinking: Are we eligible?? We had everything we needed and more. Nothing would go to waste in our house, though. My clothes that were […]

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The cream that goes with coffee in Norway comes from Tine.

Five Lessons about Coffee Culture in the Nordics

How do Norwegians like their coffee? the answer is to infinity and beyond. Coffee is a central part of social life and its characteristics go further than just keeping you awake. They keep you company Norwegians like their coffee : Black. Although most Norwegians like their coffee without the white stuff, there is a dedicated cream for it, available […]

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This season’s signature dish: Fårikål

The streets of Oslo (and I dare say of Norway) smell of sweet waffles and lamb roast this afternoon, making my run more masochistic than a fanatic priest. Autumn is THE season for lamb in Norway. So far I’ve had it in three different tastes and cuts: marinated lamb roast, lamb leg with rosemary and […]

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