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Being Introduced ...

In many places around the world, when you meet someone you know, you introduce the person you are with. This is basic politeness, it is expected and welcomed...

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A Norwegian Conve...

In most countries around the world, when  a conversations goes down and it becomes a little awkward, you find something to comment about . In Norway...

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Norwegian Women -...

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 women's bags. When I came to Norway...

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The Norwegian Bus

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" This is when you know that a Norwegian bus is full and that you need to stand Norwegians value their personal s...

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Borrowing from No...

Norwegians are very nice people. They will help you, they will invite you to activities, they will lend you their belongings if they are sure  that...

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The Norwegian Mou...

We are travelling over fjords and mountain to meet Norwegians in their natural habitat this summer. In the mountains Norwegians show their human side, they f...

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Norwegian girls t...

"Norwegians are girls that love girlsBoys that love boysAnd boys and girls that love each other" - HM King Harald V of Norway (Possibly the best King in...

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This is why it is...

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 senten...

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The "Bible Belt" ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I love Norwegians I travel around the country holding lectures about them I understand that Norwegians aren't all th...

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A Norwegian Marry...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway you may get married before Or after having children Sometimes people get married in a Church Sometimes not...

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Norwegian Foreplay

I love Norwegian foreplay The first time i entered a Norwegian party I saw guys sitting in the living room drinking beer And all the girls standing in the k...

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Two books every f...

Norway may feel far from home Norwegians may feel cold, difficult to get to know and lacking basic politeness This is all about perceptions  Norwegians are ...

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Norwegian Communi...

Norwegian are pragmatic They use simple & direct communication It may feel rude if you come from abroad But really it is not meant in a bad way Norwegian...

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Norwegians do it ...

Inspired from: "The Loud American's Guide to Doing Business in Norway"  Norwegians are very disciplined Everyone is at work when they need to They work har...

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Happy 17th May, m...

Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Today is May 17th The Norwegian national day   Everyone is happy today in Norway They go in the train in "Bun...

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The Norwegian Ega...

Illustrations: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" The Norwegian society is built on egalitarian principles Everyone is considered of equal value None should be...

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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 brought...

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Time for the "Dug...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" They will send you letters With the word "Dugnad" A dugnad is supposed to be a voluntary contribution to the communi...

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10 signs to spot ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I was in splendid Thailand enjoying the sunset looking out to the sea. A mother and her teenage daughter walked into...

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Cross-Country Skiing

Sport often practiced alone in the dark In freezing temperatures and Requiring no communication A very Norwegian sport WELCOME TO NORWAY* * You may need a g...

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Hyttelivet (The N...

Norwegians will use a great part of their savings to buy a “hytte” where they need to Carry their food on their shoulder for kilometers Get water with bucket...

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Norwegian Politeness

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Are Norwegians polite?  Social codes, norms and manners are different in Norway Some foreigners misinterpret Norwegi...

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In Norway we leav...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" Babies need to learn to suffer like true Norwegians Norwegians love pain and suffering Babies need to get use to ...

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Birkebeineren

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I was invited to the cabin of a Norwegian businessman. I was looking forward to a day enjoying the sight of colorfu...

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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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Norwegian Greetin...

Here in Norway You can greet others with a handshake Or just with "hello" Or simply avoid eye contact You should at all time Avoid hugging Avoid Kissing ...

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The Scandinavian ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"             As a young man, I was told That a man should always walk between a woman and the cars That a man should ...

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HM King Harald V ...

A few months ago you said these words Which echoed across the planet "Norwegians are girls that love girlsBoys that love boysAnd boys and girls that love e...

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Norway is best. S...

Norway is great Absolutely fantastic The best country in Scandinavia   We have the best women The best, absolutely greatest women Sexy, smart, inte...

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Norwegian Women a...

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

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Norwegians and Wi...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Think of a wild cat What happens if you come close to it Move a lot Make noise Or try to give it food? The wild cat...

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There's no such t...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" While many around the world enjoy warmth and Sun Norwegian kids grow up with a unique relationship to nature ...

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