Category Archives: all things norwegian

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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no such thing as a cheap date

Here are current beer prices in Trondheim. Today’s conversion rate is 1 USD = 5.98 kroners.   You can get a pint of Dahls (a crappy, flavorless pils) for 55 kroner at Mormors. That would be $9.20. Ouch! Head to … Continue reading

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potholes

I live in the 4th richest country in the world. Every Norwegian is technically a millionaire. I live in a “big” city in Norway. In a nice part of town. On a dirt road. And a couple of times a … Continue reading

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winter shenanigans in the winter that wasn’t

While many of you in the US had your fill (plus more) of this snow this winter, winter wasn’t very winter-like here in Trondheim this year. We had only 2 snowfall, both with less than a foot of snow. The … Continue reading

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norwegian trust

Last month I went in search of snow with some friends. With absolutely no snow here in mid-Norway, we headed south towards Lillehammer to find some white stuff. And we were not disappointed. Four+ hours southeast of Trondheim, Lillehammer is … Continue reading

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