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Happy Sami National Day!

The Sami people are an ethnic population of approximately 164’000 living in the Northern part of the Nordic countries spread over Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Every evening around 6pm, we can watch the news in Sami with Norwegian subtitles on NRK (Norwegian radio television). They have different languages with very interesting alphabets that I […]

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White gold is back in Oslo

Finally snow has arrived in Oslo! We were waiting for it for quite a while. Now not only days are slowly getting longer, with the snow even if it’s grey outside we’re getting way more light which is fantastic. Today for the first time Francis and I are running on the snow with – 6 […]

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Getting in the Christmas vibe

It’s again this time of the year where many people gather together, enjoy a good meal and exchanges a few gifts. With its commercial aspects and unfairness towards people who can’t afford it, Christmas remains on some level special in the Christian culture with its decoration and Christmas market. In Norway I was impressed by […]

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Another Spandex National Day

We feel very lucky to live in a town where people are active and training so much. It’s very common to see people (particularly ladies) wearing their sport tights around the city. Now twice a year most of the people in the city will wear them: today for Oslo Marathon and in May for a […]

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Dark is back

Darker days are back. We’re at this period of the year where daylight shrinks so fast. We effectively loose 5 to 7 minutes of daylight everyday which from week to week makes it more than 35 minutes less daylight from one Monday to the next. We can’t wait to be December 22nd and experience it […]

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Welcome back Matstreif!

Matstreif is an annual and open air food festival between the city hall and the sea. It’s possible to taste many local and Norwegian products such as whale, salmon, and many organic delicacy.

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