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May Celebrations in Tromsø 2010

I’m always amazed at how many people show up to 17 May celebrations.  With all of us squished into our little Storgata it is a wonder how any parade gets through. The Russ never fail to please with their bright red cars and wacky sense of humour.  It rather resembles a pride parade than a […]

The Regulars on Oslo’s Gågate

Every town and city in Norway has a gågate (walking street).  And every gågate has its regulars. In Oslo there are two types of regulars – the regular-regulars, who are on the street every week, and the seasonal-regulars who return year after year. The tribal American Indians are an odd regularity in Norway.  I see […]

Oslo Christmas Market

Every juletid Oslo puts on a Christmas market by the docks out front of the Oslo Town Hall.  It is mainly for tourists but I’m sure there is an Odd Norwegian around, or two. During the day the place looks like a construction site but at night the lights make it look like a fairy-tale […]

Nissehelg at Berg

Berg is just outside of Tromsø on the mainland.  It is a farming area and every year the community gets together and puts on an event for us city-goers.  The Nissehelg (Elf Weekend) is now a tradition and every year we go out and brave the cold (and darkness) to visit the fjøsnisser (barn elves). […]

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