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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VM: what lies beneath

Have you taken the metro at Majorstua this week between 3:30 and 4pm? If you have, you will agree with me when I say it was a total nightmare, because they had to dedicate the wagons to the trains that were taking people to “VerdensMesterskap 2011” in Holmenkollen. Great. Well, not everything was that bad: […]

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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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