French people love food. And I am no exception. I love all food, from Norwegian to Pakistani, from reindeer to vegetarian, from fish to mezza (small dishes from the Middle East, usually eaten in high number in one meal, and shared among all the guests).Oslo offers a wide range of restaurants for all tastes. Here is a list of my favourite restaurants in Oslo. Note: None … Continue reading My Recommended 10 Best Restaurants in Oslo
I am standing in the street, looking at it: at the people, the cars. I know something is different. But what? This is just another street in Oslo, like those I’ve been looking at for the past 5 years I’ve been living here. But I look closer, forgetting about my list of things to buy on my first day in my new flat in Bøler: … Continue reading Rich and Poor: Oslo is a divided city.
This blogpost is inspired by an article published in The Huffington Post stating 25 reasons why Norway is the greatest place on Earth. Here are my own reasons Norway is that place. Before I tell you why I think Norway really is the best place on Earth, let’s get this straight: Norway is not the best country on Earth for everyone. Norway is the worst place … Continue reading The Real Reasons why Norway is the Best Place on Earth
Norwegians will tell you there are no rules on the 17th may, their National day, and it is true to a certain extent. On this day celebrating the day they signed their Constitution and felt free and independent, kids are allowed to eat as much ice cream and pølse as they want. Teenage “russ” are allowed…well they are allowed to do anything, and that … Continue reading Every Rule You Should(‘nt) Break on Norway’s National Day
I’ve been hearing the word “gentrification” over and over again in the past few months in different parts of the world without really understand what it means: Berlin, Toronto, Oslo, Copenhagen, Brisbane, Montreal for the least. My friend who decided to buy a flat in Berlin said he finally managed to find one in the only area that hasn’t been gentrified and is therefore still … Continue reading Does Gentrification = Colonisation? A story of hipster ghettos
All Norwegians passed 25 seem to be obsessed by the idea of owning a flat or a house. Any Norwegian party or diner has its share of conversations about the best time to buy an apartment, how unfair the OBOS system is with some Norwegians being members since they were born; and tips on how to use Finn.no (some have become true experts on this, … Continue reading Want a Social Class Shock in Oslo? Just Jump over the Aker river!