Monthly Archives: July 2010

Norway VS Sweden

This is a question i got by Postcrossing card from Emilie *waves hello* She would like to know what prejudice I have against Swedes. I must confess that I have very few personally, because I at some point in my … Continue reading

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Terror arrests

3 people living in Norway has been arrested and are under suspicion of having planned a big terror attack inside Norway. They are being connected with others planning similar actions in the US and UK. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Cities

Norway has no big city, not by any standard. Our capital Oslo is a small city with under 600.000 inhabitants. Oslo is also a county on it’s own, even though it’s surrounded by Akershus county. Getting city status in Norway … Continue reading

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Celebrities

Norway doesn’t have to many people that are well known all over the world. But there are some. Please help me add people to these lists. Alive and kicking: – Sig Hansen (and his brothers), known from Deadliest Catch on … Continue reading

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Music

Norwegian music is very diverse. We have our own style of folk music, but our biggest export is death metal and black metal (also known for burning of churches in Norway, sad stuff…). In the popular music, what the radio … Continue reading

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The Royal Family

Norway is still a kingdom, with a king with absolutely no power at all. But you do need someone to cut ribbons and be an ambassador, and this job is done. At a cost. It’s said we have the second … Continue reading

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Power lines over Hardangerfjorden

The final approval has been given to the controversial plans for building a 420kV power line along and across Hardangerfjorden in Western Norway. This plan has been opposed by every single local authority, and most people all over the country, … Continue reading

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Religion

Norway has a state religion, christianity. But church and state is mostly separate, and in school kids now learn about all major religions. We used to have a christian minister as a prime minister, from the christian party (ruling together … Continue reading

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Lunch

When people move to Norway they always comment on one thing in particular; the lunch. In many countries this is a hot meal, something great to look forward too, together with your class mates/coworkers. In Norway we have something we … Continue reading

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