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The First Sunday ...

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Many traditions are linked to Christmas time in Norway. They are part of the local culture. While most of these traditio...

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Norwegian Communi...

Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegian are pragmatic They use simple & direct communication It may feel rude if you come from abroad ...

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WHY NORWAY?

Norway is not an easy place to live in. Especially in mid-November in the dark under the snow. Here is what makes so many enjoy and appreciate Norway.

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Happiness in Norw...

This morning a Norwegian friend posted a picture of himself. Alone, on the top of a mountain, in the middle of a snowfield. He was happy. Norwegian happy.

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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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