Category Archives for Norway

How to explore Oslo on a budget

Norway is known to be an expensive country for tourists and travelers – but it is possible to have fun here on a low budget as well. As an inhabitant of Oslo the last 15 years, I will give you a few insider tips! This travel guide to Oslo contains some of my favorite places, […]

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Loving Hut – Oslo, Norway

Peace starts on your plate is the message from Loving Hut Oslo. This vegan food chain has grown international, and despite they are most popular in Asia, they have branches in most continents (there is still none in Africa to my knowledge). I visited one of them when I traveled in Mongolia a few years […]

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Photo Essay – Mountains and fjords in Norway

Last weekend I spent in my hometown Ålesund, combining a weekend with my family with a job meeting the two following days. I had some great outdoor trips these days, and I will share some of the wonderful nature sights you can experience this wonderful city and its surroundings. The first day we went on […]

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Where to eat: Curry & Ketchup – Oslo, Norway

Curry & Ketchup in Oslo is always packed with people. Why? because they have delicious food for a price that wont empty your wallet! The restaurant is cosy in a strange way. There is stuff everywhere,its some kind of charming chaos. On the menu you will find tandoori and curries, with some very tasty vegetarian […]

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Travel photo – mountains in Norway

I love the long summer nights in Norway, and when I came back after a year in Ghana, I was surprised that the sun was setting so late! The photo of the magical light from the sunset on the mountains is taken from the plane on my flight from Oslo to Aalesund, and it´s 11 […]

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Travel Photo – Look out for Happiness

I love this warning street sign which is on a house in Molovegen in my hometown Ålesund.  Se opp for Gleden means “Look out for Happiness”. Keep in mind that happiness may be right in front of you wherever you are in the world – so just make sure to look out for it on […]

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Vegetarian barbecue – skewers

I´m always excited about any occasion which involves friends and food, and this weekend I gathered with friends for the first barbecue of the year. Barbecues are usually a meaty affair for most people, and I – who have only meat-eating friends – always have to twist my head to find some nice options for […]

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Travel Photo – Windmill

I have always had a fascination for windmills, especially the old ones that you find in the villages along the coast of Denmark. Originally the windmills were used for milling grain and pumping water. The windmill is known to go back as far as to the first century in Greece, and it has been used […]

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Fastelaven buns

Fastlaven is a holiday Norwegian, and for me this holiday has always been about the Fastlavn buns – delicious sweet rolls filled with cream and covered with icing sugar.  Fastlavn is traditionally a religious festival as the Lent begins, and the name of the holiday derives from the German vastel-avent, meaning “fast-evening”, or the day […]

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Mongolia Rally Diary – leaving Norway

Four days before. Even though the Mongolia Charity Rally has not yet officially started, we have started our journey! Tuesday 2nd we left Norway, starting out at the office of our main sponsor Bama, passing by our new travel friends at Chillout – and then continued to Larvik to take the boat over to Hirtshals. […]

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