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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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Autumn Decor  Posted on 11/10/2015
A few weeks ago I was introduced to BloomNation - a flower delivery service and was inspired to share some of my own ideas of how I as an expatriate use my own cultural background in my personal decorating with my blog readers.My husband...
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Berry picking  Posted on 08/16/2015
Why buy berries in the late summer when you can pick them yourself? Last fall, my husband and I bought our first home and we now have a spectacular view of the woods. Our daughter has recently discovered the joy of picking raspberries and...
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The matpakke  Posted on 07/29/2015
A staple in Norwegian life is the matpakke. An openface sandwich with cheese, leverpostei, or other forms of pålegg (the wonderful word that basically means all types of food you can place on bread) is what a matpakke consists of....
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Norway's best medicine  Posted on 06/16/2015
So much of Norwegian culture is revolved around the outdoors. Generally speaking, the Norwegians are very outdoors-y people as they like to gå på tur (go on a hike), visit the coast, go camping in their hytte up in the...
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The very merry month of May  Posted on 05/30/2015
May is usually a very busy month. There are several days to celebrate in the month of May. hence why I haven't posted in a few weeks.There has been 17. mai....The beautiful daughter in her bunad. Us together at the local school. Mine...
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The art of koselig  Posted on 05/07/2015
En koselig morgen.Norwegians are the kings and queens of koselig. What exactly is koselig, you ask?It is my favorite word in Norwegian. Possibly my favorite word that exists to my knowledge. And there's a lot of words I like,...
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Mattilbud  Posted on 04/24/2015
Just a little tip for those interested! :-) Mattilbud is an easy way to compare weekly sales each grocery store is having. All grocery stores are listed such as Kiwi, Rema 1000, Meny, Coop Prix, Spar, Rimi, Joker and many others. It's...
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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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  • 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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