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Hvordan er været-How is the weather? Posted by on Apr 29, 2011

Hvordan er været i dag? How is the weather today?  Similar to where I come from in the Midwest, været is definitely an important topic of conversation in Norway.  Right now, været is an important conversation for many people throughout the world, especially the Southern part of the U.S.  The amount of devastation caused by…

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Norwegian Royal Family News Posted by on Apr 28, 2011

I must admit, I´m a bit tired of hearing about the Royal wedding in England.  Every time I turn on the news or the radio I hear something about what the kind of underwear Kate plans to wear or how down-to-earth, yet very classy she is.  I also don´t care much whether William has facial…

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Grete Waitz (1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) Posted by on Apr 25, 2011

A  Norwegian legend, known to many as ´Grete the Great´, died last week.  Grete Waitz (pronounced ´Vites´), a Norwegian school teacher, was a spectacular role model who dedicated her life to health and fitness by becoming one of the greatest female marathoners in the world.  To tell you the truth, I didn´t know anything…

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Statens Kartverk-Norwegian Mapping Authority Posted by on Apr 20, 2011

Founded in 1773, Statens Kartverk is the Norwegian Mapping Authority.  NMA is a public agency of the Ministry of  the Environment responsible for Research and Development, surveying and mapping both land and sea, and generating and producing both digital and printed information (including loads of really cool maps). My dad and I traveled around Norway…

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Top Norwegian Companies Posted by on Apr 14, 2011

Further to my last post on Statoil´s new oil field off the coast of Brazil, Peregrino, I thought it appropriate to write about the top companies in Norway.  Statoil is actually the #1 company in Norway based on annual revenue.  The top industries include oil, natural gas and energy, telecommunications, lumber, maritime, and tourism.  These…

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Norwegian Oil Company Statoil and new field in Brazil Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

Norway is the eighth largest producer of oil in the world and the 3rd largest exporter.  Most of the Norwegian oil is produced in the North Sea and Barents Sea off of the coasts of Norway.  Last week, in the Campos basin 85 kilometers off of the coast of Brazil, Statoil, Norway´s largest oil…

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Bicycling in Norway Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

biking in norway

Biking is one of my favorite activities and Norway is my favorite place to be away from home. I have yet to complete a biking trip in Norway.  This is definitely on my bucket list.  I lived in Tromsø this past summer and bought a hybrid bike for pleasure yes, but mostly for transportation from…

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