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thanksgiving matpakke

Lunch culture in Norway revolves around the matpakke. A matpakke (translated – food pack) is lunch from home – typically slices of bread with some sort of pålegg (sandwich fixin’s) on top. These include cheese (white or brown), salami, sliced … Continue reading

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lyngen, take 2

What is better than 2 days skiing in Lyngen? A whole week! This year’s Easter ski holiday took me back up North, with a few American friends in tow. Kristina and Nick from Seattle, and Langley, who I know from … Continue reading

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thanksgiving abroad

It wasn’t my first Thanksgiving in Norway, but it was the first time I hosted Thanksgiving, regardless of the continent. I had 11 people over (some American, some Norwegian, and the rest from elsewhere in Europe). For some it was … Continue reading

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winning!

The English bar in town (not to be confused with the Irish bar, the Scottish bar, or the American bar) holds trivia, in English, every couple of weeks. Having pretty much sucked at trivia in Seattle, it is a nice … Continue reading

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the long journey

On May 4th, 20 weeks and one day after it left my house in Seattle, my crate arrived in Trondheim! When I got the phone call the day before about its impending arrival, I actually got a bit teary-eyed. The … Continue reading

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