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Archive for December, 2011

Forlovelse-Norwegian for Engagement Posted by on Dec 25, 2011

I did not become engaged when I resided in Norway, nor am I engaged to a Norwegian.  Better yet, I just recently got engaged to a super great man from my hometown a few years older than me who is half Brazilian (mother is Brazilian) and half Norwegian (father comes from Norwegian descent).  So there’s…

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Butter Shortage in Norway Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

While there are clearly worse things, the recent smør (butter) shortage in Norway is certainly proving to be a big deal for a country that uses as much smør as Norway.  There are seldom meals without a gob of smør in them.  Smør is a typical ingredient in sauser (sauces) and in julebaking (Chistmas baking)…

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Norwegian Wedding Preparation Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

There are few places more beautiful to hold a wedding than in the various beautiful and romantic landscapes of Norway. In Norway, the brudgrom (groom) traditionally wears a hand-made woolen suit known as a bunad. The bunad consists of a white silk shirt, short pants and stockings that come up to the calf, a vest…

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Christmas in Tromsø Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

Although I have not had the pleasure to spend Christmas in Tromsø (or any place in Norway), I can imagine what the island must feel like.  Even on nice summer nights, people would pack into the cafés, bars, and restaurants.  It was always very cozy, whether it was a Tuesday evening or a Saturday…

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