Nothing says “spring is coming to Norway” like the melting of snow. Unfortunately that is then followed by cold nights that transform the melted snow into treacherous sheets of ice.
That might sound a bit dramatic, but bear with me. In my less-than-two years of living in Norway the ice has been my longstanding foe. The results of our battles range from embarrassing encounters to broken bones.
Don’t let the pretty view fool you. This is White Walker Hill covered in powder, when it’s blanketed
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I recently went home to my beloved Chicago to celebrate my birthday and was immediately reminded of all that I missed about America.
Sweet home, Chicago. (Photo by JH)
I had a few free hours after sleeping off my jet lag and instead of exploring my city, getting a manipedi, or catching up with friends, I spent it sitting at Starbucks, writing and watching. Honestly, I couldn’t have been happier. Everyone around me was speaking English (and American English at that!) I had small talk … Read more ...
Many people have asked me what life is like in Norway, such a simple question with a complex and ever-evolving answer. This the first in an occasional series about my adjustment to life in Norway.
The First Month
When we arrived in Norway, I think it’s fair to say that we were a bit in shock. My husband and I have been hoping to make this move since before we were married and then, BAM! Here it was, here we were, in the land of … Read more ...