10 Norwegian Tips to Keep Warm in the Winter

Snow is accumulating and temperatures are sinking. So I’d say winter is here for good. And although you might cheer yourself up every morning by counting the days to Spring, you still need to get warm until that comes along. Time for a little Nordic course on how to keep warm whatever the temperature. Learn from the best! Choose the right fabric  Forget about cotton … Continue reading 10 Norwegian Tips to Keep Warm in the Winter

The Real Reasons why Norway is the Best Place on Earth

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

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 the Norwegians like watching something called “slow tv”. Very slow. I started looking into it when I heard there was a show going on all summer (I believe it is every summer) on the Hurtigruten. The … Continue reading An Introduction to Breathtaking Norwegian TV

What is a Butter Boss (smøresjef) and other Norwegian lessons from the Winter Olympics

Every “happening” in Norway is an opportunity for us foreigners to learn about Norwegian customs: wearing a bunad for the 17th of May, drinking oneself to death and sleeping with one’s colleague for the Julebord (Christmas party), living in one’s underwear without taking a shower for 4 days during a hyttetur and so on. More recently, the Winter Olympics made me realise that sometimes Norwegians … Continue reading What is a Butter Boss (smøresjef) and other Norwegian lessons from the Winter Olympics

Why do Norwegians lose it during the Winter Olympics?

It’s been the Winter Olympics for over a week now and Norway is on the edge. The edge of glory or the edge of a national crisis. As a foreigner not particularly into the Olympic Games I can feel a palpable change of mood in Norway since the beginning of these games. Every new day of competition can bring either tears of joy and pride … Continue reading Why do Norwegians lose it during the Winter Olympics?

How to Survive Your Winter Depression

To know if you are having a little winter depression creeping in on you, try to answer these simple questions: Do you feel like the sun has abandonned you? Because it’s always dark when you go to work or to school, and still dark when you go home. Are you sleeping more than usual, feeling like you could stay in bed until Spring comes? Do … Continue reading How to Survive Your Winter Depression

Le kakou des neiges. Etude comparative très sérieuse avec le kakou des plages

Le kéké des neiges ressemble en de nombreux points au kéké des plages, mais quelques différences subsistent (kakou, kéké, cake sont des termes interchangeables dans la présente étude). Alors que l’on trouve la plupart des kékés des plages vers Marseille, Roquefort-la-Bédoule ou Biarritz, le kéké des neiges sévit plutôt au la Nord du cercle polaire: nord de la Suède, Norvège, et Russie (vers chez moi … Continue reading Le kakou des neiges. Etude comparative très sérieuse avec le kakou des plages