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The Norwegian "Ju...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"  I wrote on this blog That it may be difficult to create contact with Norwegians That conversations may sometime b...

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A Norwegian mothe...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" I lived in Spain The mother of my roommate would hold her hand each time we would visit her at the village   ...

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The Independent N...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians are very independent Owing to someone is uncomfortable     Especially if you do not know the person very...

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All Americans mus...

Really We had no choice We needed to take action We hope that you will understand when you grow up   -- Understand Norway better Read "The Social Guidebook...

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Happy Norwegian F...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2 : Friendships and Relationships " Today is Father's Day People around the world express their warm feelings towa...

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Norwegians are li...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" Think of a coconut It is hard on the outside And soft inside Just like Norwegians  Norwegians may feel hard fro...

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Welcome to Norway

Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Welcome to a beautiful country With beautiful people  A place where cities are small, clean, well-organised a...

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The Norwegian Arm

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" Norwegians are pragmatic and efficient Politeness in Norway often means not to disturb others With unnecessary com...

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Do not worry, it ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" It is always nice to compliment Norwegians I was once at a concert with a lovely Norwegian girl it was difficult to ...

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Takk NSB!

Illustrations: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"  Thank you NSB You helped many By providing a great reason for Norwegians to speak to each other This was n...

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The Norwegian way

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" Norwegians interact differently with alcohol You can smile You can eye-flirt You can "accidentally" bump into some...

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Why looking at ot...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In many places around the world You smile You look in her eyes from the opposite side of the coffee-shop You flirt  ...

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Rules of Friendship

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" In many places around the world Kids are raised to contribute to a family To become part of a group To depend on t...

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The Norwegian Mou...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In our article about the Norwegian hytte We discussed how Norwegians will drive for hours Walk across forests, rive...

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Talking with a No...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In most countries around the world When conversations go down You find something to comment about And the conversati...

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Good Enough is En...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway, we try not to make anyone feel better or worse than others We make people feel good Good enough Good enou...

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How to do it with...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Since I was 12 year old I was told to open doors for women to walk on the right side of the sidewalk to serve wine t...

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Flirting in Norway

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Frenchmen are experts in the art of seduction   And so are Italians   Norwegian men are a little more pragmati...

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Pain and Suffering

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" A potential business partner invited me to his hytte We woke up on the Saturday morning His kids were sitting on the...

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A Norwegian Woman...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegian women are independent Very independent Gender-based interactions are different in Norway -- You may need ...

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Norwegians do it ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians are very disciplined Everyone is at work when they need to They work hard They go to meetings They t...

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Two easy ways to ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians are pragmatic people They want to have their hands free  in case they need to climb a mountain Or pic...

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Personal Space - ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians need space A lot of Space This is when you know that a Norwegian bus stop is full And that you need to s...

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The Norwegian Dat...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In most countries around the worldWhen you meet a women you likeYou say “hi” And you invite her for a date If tha...

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Equality in Norway

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" "In Norway, equality is not about equality of opportunity, it is about equality of results." This understanding...

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Norwegian Gentleman

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In many countries around the world Guys pay for girls It is common Sometimes the guys do not even know the girl...

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Happiness in Norway

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" This morning a Norwegian friend posted a picture of himself Alone On the top of a mountain In the middle of a snowfi...

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How to date a Nor...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" In many countries around the world You will invest time and efforts to make the woman you like feel special You w...

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The Norwegian Hytte

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians will drive for hours Walk across forests, rivers and mountains To reach a place where they can be isolate...

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The Norwegian Sau...

Uncensured Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I Norway We like to be naked Facebook does not like it however We just receive the following messag...

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Norwegian Persona...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians need space A lot of Space This is when you know that a Norwegian bus stop is full And that you need to st...

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The 5 Rules - How...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Rule 1: Get involved first In an organisation, a sport group, take part in dugnads, in your kids activities, etc. No...

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Rule 1 - How to m...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In many countries around the world, you may naturally greet strangers And start talking For no particular reason You...

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The King of Norwa...

"Norwegians are girls that love girls Boys that love boys And boys and girls that love each other" - HM King Harald, The King of Norway (1st September 2016) ...

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Draw it!

24. August 2016 Our popular facebook page "I Fucking Love Norway" and our best selling book series "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Are looking for a new ill...

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Fadderuke

Inspired by "The Social Guidebook to Norway" The relationship Norwegians enjoy with alcohol can be surprising A few days after I first came to Norway I...

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Norwegian Women

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Since I was 12 year old, I have been told To open doors for women To walk on the right side of the sidewalk To carry...

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POKÉMON Invasion

The Social Guidebook to Norway Police is arresting people chasing Pokémons against traffic Case of people climbing walls of public buildings lead hospitals t...

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Keep it Equal - B...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"   If someone lends you their hytte They may ask you to Take care of the garden, cut the lane, clear the leaves, c...

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Hyttevenner

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"    *Hyttevenner The friends you are friends with at the hytte Only at the hytte -- Source: "The Social Guideboo...

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Learning Norwegia...

Illustrations: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Before moving to Norway I lived two years in Spain After a few weeks I was able to put together a few sen...

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This is what happ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Are you going to "Syden" for the Summer? Be prepared Norwegians behave differently there   Like many other foreigner...

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Are Norwegians Go...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians are very nice people So nice that they may provide a justification when doing nice things towards othe...

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How do Happy Norw...

illustrations from: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In some places around the word When good friends suddenly bump into each other They express their joy a...

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Gender Equality -...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway This situation is totally normal  And encouraged And so is this one Totally normal and encouraged ...

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Gender Equality -...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway This situation is totally normal  And encouraged And so is this one Totally normal and encouraged ...

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Norway LGBT - Le...

We already discussed how genders are equal in Norway How women and men can have the same role in society That kids are raised so that they do not see differe...

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The Norwegian BBQ

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" The first time I was invited for a BBQ in Norway I marinaded overnight in Maple Syrup a pork tenderloin  And brou...

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