Entries Tagged ‘Culture’

Why Live in Norway?

This (long) post was a lot harder to write than I thought.  It isn’t that Norway isn’t a great place to live but everything I found that is great is based on my own value systems.  So, to get a well-rounded impression of why it is ‘great’ to live in Norway, I hope that all […]


America has Spam.  Norway has Bog. (Aren’t we glad we don’t get ‘bogged’?)

Eating in Smud

Some things don’t sound good enough to eat.  I never thought ‘blings’ could be eaten.  I guess with enough mayo anything is possible – even cheap jewelry.  I’m not too sure about the ‘smudis’ either.  And I’m a little confused about the ‘wraps’.  I’ve walked past Smud a thousand times and have never thought to […]

Dry Fish Rack

Large wooden racks called hjell are for drying fish.

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