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Meanwhile in Norw...

May 17th is the Norwegian national day. Everyone is happy in Norway that day. They go in the train in "Bunad", they wave flags in ways that only Americans ca...

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Norway: Suffer fi...

Holmenkollstaffeten took place this weekend in Oslo. A fantastic example of Norwegian socialization. Norwegians see enjoyment as a reward for hardship.

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Equality in Norway

"In Norway, equality is not about equality of opportunity, it is about equality of results." This understanding of equality influences many aspects of the No...

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Norwegian Women: ...

Since I was 12 year old, I was told to open doors for women, to walk on the right side of the sidewalk and to serve wine to women first. Then I came to Norway.

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The Norwegian Easter

Illustrations: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" -- Norwegians love Easter The country virtually stops for about a week The cities are empty Those left behi...

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Norwegians can al...

The government makes it easy to have fun with different partners while controlling population growth. Size does not matter for the Norwegian government, it e...

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Norwegian Gentleman

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In many countries around the world Guys pay for girls It is common Sometimes the guys do not even know the girls T...

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The First Sunday ...

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Many traditions are linked to Christmas time in Norway. They are part of the local culture. While most of these traditio...

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Norwegian Communi...

Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegian are pragmatic They use simple & direct communication It may feel rude if you come from abroad ...

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WHY NORWAY?

Norway is not an easy place to live in. Especially in mid-November in the dark under the snow. Here is what makes so many enjoy and appreciate Norway.

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