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Adriana and Bent on Norway's Constitution Day

5 Questions To Viking And Wife: Learning From Multicultural Couples

Couples create a world of their own, governed by unwritten rules that establish a certain dynamic; a dance that can seem more or less harmonious to those on the outside. We can speculate all we want, only the partners know how to balance each other out. I sometimes wonder which part of my relationships’ side-steps [...]

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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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5 Reasons Why I Traded Paris for Oslo

iTunes kick-starts my jog with “Take on me” from Ha-Ha. I want to tell my husband about the unexpected Norwegian blink from destiny but I focus on my breathing instead. We take a left turn onto the “Promenade Plantée”: 4,7 km of almost uninterrupted track from Bastille to the Ring road on the east side [...]

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Norwegian moment

This morning, Norway invited itself for breakfast: The sun gets up at about 4 am these days. The little ones are the first to sense the rays of light despite our efforts to make each room as dark and fresh as a coffin. Ehem. Here’s one of Sophie’s favorites: A “lompe” with brown cheese; though [...]

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