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added on 19/02/2012 by: EPerrin
Observations and experiences from an American in Norway. From the way I met my husband to learning the language and cultural differences - all things Norway are discussed! :-)
 tags: Culture, Love , Travel

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Spring is here!  Posted on 04/10/2015
The sun is out. The sky is blue. Birds are singing. It's a nice 60 F degrees! Gardening. Ahhhh it's spring!Hens and chicks. Dandelion. Løvetann.I didn't want to get too close as I suspected therewas a bee hive...
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Difference within state culture  Posted on 04/07/2015
I have recently returned to Norway from a nice trip to Kentucky. In the meantime while I am working on a seperate, but longer post, I thought I'd share one of my experiences which generally speaking sums up a common stereotype between...
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The heated bathroom floor  Posted on 03/12/2015
One of my favorite luxuries in Norway are the heated bathroom floors. I call this a luxury because it's something I never grew up with, I don't know of anyone in Kentucky at least who has a heated floor in their bathroom and I...
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How to fall in love with a Norwegian  Posted on 03/06/2015
How to fall in love with a Norwegian in 2 easy steps:1) Find a Norwegian.2) Fall in love.Simple as that.I love my Norwegian. Regardless of nationality, I'd love him just the same.God helg!!! :-)
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Travelling with an infant  Posted on 03/03/2015
Last April/May we took our trip back to the United States to visit my family and our sweet little Pia came with us. I was very anxious prior to the trip because I really didn't know how travelling 24 hours with a baby would be. It...
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Alle hjerters dag  Posted on 02/15/2015
Also known as Valentine's Day, February 14th is what Norwegians sometimes call Alle Hjerters Dag.I've never really been too big on celebrating Valentine's Day. It's just a commercialized holiday anyways. My hubs and I...
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Domino's has made it to Norge!  Posted on 02/10/2015
Hubby's cooking!I love it when my husband cooks dinner. And by that I mean eating at a restaurant or ordering a pizza. ;-)Domino's is new to Norway and it has now opened its 3rd restaurant here in Skien. While we have McDonalds,...
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Away with words  Posted on 02/05/2015
The title isn't a typo. It's just a really bad pun which I hope you get. ;-)I have kicked my studying norsk up a notch. I'm now studying this language a couple of hours a day. Quite frankly, I am beginning to freak out about...
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What's the matter with ja?  Posted on 01/30/2015
When I first met the man who'd later become my husband, I thought he had a tic or some little quirk with his speech. Of course by us just talking online and then Skype, I never caught on until I met him in person. That's when I...
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  • EPerrin
    EPerrin 20 March 2012 13:29:41

    Hello! I will be arriving in May! I will be living in Skien which is in Telemark. Is that close to you? I'd love to meet other expats when I get there! I'm certainly not opposed to that! :-) I'll start Norwegian classes on August.

  • superanjanet
    superanjanet 19 March 2012 21:46:30

    Where part will you be in Norway?
    I arrived last feb. 24... I will study norwegian language soon.. Hope we can be friends?..

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