How Shame is Used by Norwegians to Force you to Conform
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by froginthefjord
3w ago
Skam deg! Shame on you! There are surprisingly many words and expressions in Norwegian that are related to shame. Skamløs, å bli skamfull, bringe skam over noen, leve i skam, gjøre noe for skams skyld, det er både synd og skam, bite hodet av all skam, skamme seg over noe.. Even the housing market has ..read more
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The Joys and Miseries of Raising Children in Norway
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by froginthefjord
5M ago
When I had my baby in Norway, I thought “this country is the best to be a mother, and the best to raise kids”. At least that is what every single Norwegian person I met told me. But “best” is a subjective concept, is “best” the same for a French parent, an Indian one, and a Brazilian one? As a foreigner, raising a child in ..read more
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Moving to Norway or Canada: What differences and similarities?
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by froginthefjord
5M ago
Pine trees, snow and lakes, how different are really Norway and Canada? Quite a bit actually! Canada’s territory is huge. Norway is less isolated Canada is almost as big as a continent. It is 6000 km from one side to the other, and it takes a plane 9,5 hours to fly that distance. There are several time zones in Canada, whereas Norway is a long ..read more
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How to Survive a Norwegian Christmas
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by froginthefjord
6M ago
You might have been invited to a Christmas dinner, Christmas “frokost” or lunch, a vacation or a cabin trip during Christmas time in Norway. How to act, what to say? Don’t panic. The good news is that if a Norwegian family has invited you to their close intimate Christmas family dinner, it means they count you as a very close friend or part as their ..read more
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10 Great Books to Read About Norway
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by froginthefjord
7M ago
Winter is here, and it is time to have a “koselig” time indoors, with a good book in your hands nd a pledd on your knees. Here is a list of 12 books I recommend to read to learn about Norway. These are mostly books of fiction, such as novels, and most are written by Norwegian authors. Norwegian literature is a lot about the sea ..read more
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Local Tips to Survive a Norwegian Winter
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by froginthefjord
7M ago
Some of you think winter has come already in Norway. Haha you fool. This is just the beginning. A little snow does not make a Norwegian winter. It is going to get colder, and it is going to get darker. You’re going to need a bunch of things to survive this, and keep your emotional and physical health intact. Remember that last year it snowed ..read more
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Everything you need to know about Norway’s biggest political scandal happening now.
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by froginthefjord
9M ago
From left to right, Norway is shaken by an earthquake of political scandals If you’ve been following the news in Norway, you might have noticed that there are a lot (really a lot) of articles in the past few months about politicians doing stuff that makes them resign or be sacked. In early July this year, Bjørnar Moxnes, leader of the party Rødt (far left ..read more
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Is it still worth it to live and work in Norway?
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by froginthefjord
11M ago
Since I moved to Norway, foreign friends have come and gone. Students, people with short contracts, people who can’t stand the cold and the rain. People who meet someone and want to try other countries, travellers. But it is really in the past 2-3 years that I’ve noticed a pattern of people leaving despite a well established life here. Foreigners with good jobs, often with ..read more
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Tout savoir de mon nouveau livre “Au coin du fjord: Les aventures d’une Française en Norvège”
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by froginthefjord
1y ago
C’est en 2017 que mon livre “En frosk i fjorden- Kunsten å bli norsk” est paru en norvégien chez Cappelen Damm et 6 ans plus tard ce livre sort enfin en version traduite et rédigée pour le public francophone sous le titre “Au coin du fjord: Les aventures d’une Française en Norvège”. Avant d’écrire ce premier livre en norvégien, j’étais connue uniquement pour mon blog ..read more
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Moving to Norway: Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving
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by froginthefjord
1y ago
Norway has it all, doesn’t? Happiest people on Earth, a yearly Nobel Peace prize to hand out, a low unemployment rate, high gender equality, paid parental leave, red cabins in the woods facing the fjord, clean water and air. My goodness, what are we doing still here, we should all move to Norway! Calm down. There is no perfect place. There are great reasons to ..read more
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