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Norwegian Architecture Posted by on Jun 30, 2010

Arkitektur in Norway has evolved dramatically since the first dwellings were built.  There is one aspect of life in Norway that arkitektur has always contended with, and will continue to do so unless Icelandic volcanoes cause Norway to sink into the sea– the elements.  The Norwegian climate brings harsh winds, salt spray from the ocean…

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Summertime in Norway Posted by on Jun 25, 2010

Nå er det sommertid! It´s summertime now!  Hva betyr sommer for deg? What does summer mean for you?  I can think of many things sommer means for me. Om sommeren.…..(During the summer….) –Jeg soler meg når jeg har tid (I sunbathe when I have time) -Jeg sykler så mye som mulig (I bike as much…

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Father´s Day Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

I går (yesterday) was farsdagen (Father´s Day) here in the U.S.  In Norway farsdagen is celebrated on the second søndag in november.  As in the U.S. and many other countries in the world, farsdagen is day for å ære fedre (to honor fathers).  Farsdagen was first observed in the early 20th century in the U.S. as…

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Middle Ages Festival in Oslo Posted by on Jun 18, 2010

 Middelalderfestivalen is happening in Oslo this weekend for those of you who are interested in history or modern day representations of historical time periods and event.  I have never been to this event in Oslo, but I have been to the renaissance festival in Shakopee, MN and it is amazing.  Hundreds of people in typical…

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Norwegian units of measurement and conversions Posted by on Jun 17, 2010

The United States is pretty much the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn˙t use the metersystem (metric system) as a means of measurement.  For me, learning ord (words) related to måleenheter (units of measurement) in et fremmed språk (a foreign language) can be quite difficult. I have enough trouble på engelsk (in English)…

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Norwegian fotball Posted by on Jun 11, 2010

Vålerenga vs. Lyn at Ullevål Stadion As in the rest of the world (U.S. lags behind), fotball (soccer) is very popular in Norway.  The Norwegian Premier League, the professional soccer league (professional since 1992) in Norway is called Tippeligaen.  Norsk tipping, the Norwegian state lottery is the primary sponsor of the league, hence it’s name…

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Andreas Viestad Posted by on Jun 11, 2010

Andreas Viestad is a famous Norwegian culinary delight.  He is a food columnist,  TV chef, and cookbook author who for years has aired on TV channels in 50 countries throughout the world, will finally air on Norwegian television.  Viestad, born in 1973 in Oslo, has been referred to as “Norway’s culinary ambassador”  and “Norway’s most exciting food writer.”…

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