It is now official the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs has decided to close the French Institute of Norway, alongside the French Institutes in Canada, Costa Rica and Brazil. This is in the Notification number 2303 made by the Ministry to the State Budget for 2020 on the 10th of October 2019, which can be found in this official document from the National … Continue reading After 60 years of presence in Norway, the French Cultural Institute is shut down by the French Government.
Many foreigners believe that almost any political change is possible in a democracy like Norway, and they are right in theory. But in practice some debates are just dead in Norway and political parties don’t even fight for them. Most of the time it is because there is a general consensus in the population that no change is wished for. they are listed in their … Continue reading EU, Alcohol policy, the King, Whale Hunting. A List of Dead Political Debates in Norway.
Illustration: Tori Lind Kjellstad, all rights reserved. Learn pregnant-Norwegian. You learned Norwegian, nynorsk or bokmål, but now that you are pregnant, words you’ve never heard before pop out of nowhere. In my case despite living and working here for 10 years and speaking fluent Norwegian, I had never heard the word bekkenløsning (pelvic pain in English, which in Norwegian is “lose pelvic floor”). I also believed … Continue reading The 10 Golden Rules of Being Pregnant in Norway
This article may contain spoilers (although I tried hard not to give any). Imagine a super modern society, a country as industrialised as Norway. A country aiming on top of UN charts for human rights and gender equality. Think of its capital city, Oslo, where dads walk around the city centre pushing prams and drinking cafe lattes during their 4 months long paternity leave, and … Continue reading Beforeigners Review- 5 Reasons to Watch HBO’s New Norwegian Show
Want to know more about why I moved to Norway, and how my Norwegian adventure has been so far? Tune in on Life in Norway’s new show, which has invited me as the first guest for the first episode. Tune in and listen to the podcast, and if you like it, register for the show to get all the episodes! Life in Norway is a … Continue reading Life in Norway Show. First Podcast with A Frog in the Fjord!
Have you checked the prices in Oslo, are you going to study there (or just landed) and are horrified at the prices? This blogpost is originally intended for students or young people in general, but can also be applied to other people who intend to live in Oslo and travel around. It can also apply to other cities in Norway such as Tromsø and Trondheim … Continue reading Guide to a Cheap Life in Oslo, Norway and beyond
Check your budget As you’ve probably heard, living in Norway is expensive. It might be a bit easier right now with the NOK falling, but in any case between the rent, the transportation, the food, the drinks and all the things one needs just to live, things sum up pretty fast if you are not careful with your budget. As an indication, Norwegian students … Continue reading 10 tips for a successful student exchange in Norway
I am starting a new category called “The Frog in the News” where you’ll be able to find all the links to articles about the blog in mainstream media. My blogpost “The Joys of Being a Woman in Noway” was translated in Norwegian and published in Aftenposten online (Meninger). The link to the Aftenposten article can be found here. **** DE LIKESTILTE VIKINGENE Oppdatert: 12.jan. … Continue reading De likestilte vikigene (Aftenposten)