A Frog in the Fjord

When Brunost meets Baguette. A Bilingual Blog (English and French) on love, winter and koselighet in Norway.

How to offend Norwegians during Christmas time

Norwegians, as you’ve understood through this blog, have many traditions and cultural norms they follow on regular days of the year. B during what they call “høytider”: Easter, 17th of … Continue reading

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December 15, 2014 · 9 Comments

Harrytur: the True Story of Rich Norwegians going Cheap

Our trip starts at 8.30 am on a Saturday. My first question is: why do we need to leave so early? It is Saturday for heaven’s sake, can’t we sleep … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 34 Comments

Weird things Norwegians do

Disclaimer: “Weird” does not mean “negative”, some of these strange things are very positive and should be exported to the rest of the world :-) 1. You are telling a … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 152 Comments

Wonderful things (most) Norwegians do

After my previous blogpost Annoying things (some) Norwegians do, I was expecting many reactions of people saying that what I wrote is unbelievably wrong and how dare you say bad … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 34 Comments

Annoying things (some) Norwegians do

1. You know how some media say the biggest problem of the 21st century will be the lack of clean water? Norwegians usually let the water run for many long … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 59 Comments

An Introduction to Breathtaking Norwegian TV

Norwegian tv is one of a kind. Americans like to watch people fight for their life on a deserted island, the French like to watch famous people debate endlessly, and … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 33 Comments

Høstsuppe: Butternut squash, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup

  As Autumn is coming, with its beautiful red-orange-yellow colours and its new seasonal vegetables, here is a recipe for all of those who want to start, already, to make … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Good Refugee is a Refugee who Never Comes to Norway

Two days ago an article was published in Aftenposten listing all the criteria on which a refugee application is refused to become a refugee in Norway. The list is the … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 30 Comments

The Definition of “Fun” for a Norwegian

You and I have fun while lying on a beach with friends, stuffing ourselves with chips in front of a movie or going to play curling. All of those things … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

10 Tips to Visit Norway on a Budget

Many foreigners coming to visit Norway get a little surprised, or shocked is probably the best word, when realising the price of things in this country. From transportation to food … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 11 Comments
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