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Norway-Land of the Red, Yellow, and White Houses Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

As I was walking to Tromsø sentrum yesterday, my eyes were drawn to the red and yellow everywhere.  Red, yellow, and actually white-3 colors that one sees a lot of in every village, town, and city.  White is the most popular color for houses, but the red and yellow come in second forsure.  You rarely…

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How to pronounce L in Norwegian Posted by on Aug 26, 2010

It has been requested that I write a post on hvordan bokstaven l uttales (how the letter l is pronounced).  By the way, I like suggestions for writing material, so keep them coming!  Thanks, Jens.  Not only is it good to write more posts about pronunciation, but I was actually just thinking about l sounding…

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The healthy Norwegian lifestyle Posted by on Aug 23, 2010

I have been meaning to write a post about this for a long time now.  Uten tvil (Without a doubt) one of the first things I notice when I come to Norway is how sunn (healthy) most people seem to look.  I´m pretty sure every day I have a deja vu experience-I see someone, man…

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Norwegian Hospitality Posted by on Aug 19, 2010

I continue to be impressed and thankful for Norwegian gjestfrihet (hospitality).  I really haven´t experienced anything like it.  I made contact with a woman with whom I have mutual friends and colleagues from a previous job and from college.  She lives here in Tromsø and she´s very familiar with where I come from.  It´s times…

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Gun politics in Norway Posted by on Aug 17, 2010

The reason this topic is on my mind is because I was at a skytebane (shooting range) the other day in Tromsdalen, just across the bridge from Tromsø.  A friend saw the patch I received for completing firearms safety training in MN and asked if I´d like to try myself at leirduer (clay pigeons) here…

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Animal life in Norway Posted by on Aug 16, 2010

If you are outside of Oslo, you will likely see more than just måser (sea gulls).  In fact, when I lived in Oslo, well actually I lived a good 15 min. T-bane ride from the city center, I saw a hjort (deer) right outside my apartment one day-that was unexpected, but certainly pleasant.  It made…

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Camping in Norway Posted by on Aug 14, 2010

I just got back from my first fjelltur (literally, mountain trip) in Nord-Norge and was it ever fantastisk!  We really should have gotten moving long before we did, but so goes it.  We were just on our way up at about 9pm when we remembered we had forgotten to take kaffe and matpakker (lunch bags)…

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