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6 Insider Tips about Working in Norway

For 5 years I’ve been quite sure that I «mastered» my host country. I thought my multicultural background and international experience would help me spot and adapt to cultural differences; giving me the flexibility of a circus freak in the melting pot of a cosmopolitan city. As it turns out, after careful inner search and […]

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How to stand nordic weather

The most popular saying in Norway is: “There is no bad clothes, only bad weather”. That’s right, you read correctly. Well, it may not be the actual saying, but it’s my version after 4 winters here. No good clothes can make it up for the kind of weather we’ve had in the past couple of […]

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A working day in Norway

It’s my 1st day of work, 2007, clean desk, new PC and a week of training before me. Lunch breakes with the team, coffee with the newbies. There is something about starting a new job…. It’s like any new beginning: your motivation and enthusiasm brushes away any hint of imperfection or red flags. It’s a good thing […]

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Learn Norwegian

Speaking Norwegian means a step further in understanding the culture and getting a job. If you persevere, chances are you will find a job before you speak Norwegian fluently. However, many more doors will open up if you do speak the language. Also, if you are planning to stay long-term, you might want to understand […]

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Groceries

Here is a list of my favourite stores in Oslo: Guta på haugen: you can find fresh veggies, cheese and deli from France, Italy and other countries. For example: different kinds of dry chili, those tiny oranges for making jam, a great variety of mushrooms and salads, and if you are a vegetarian, you will love this place. Tel. […]

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