Posts Tagged Norway

JUST A GOOD BRAIN IS NOT ENOUGH


Image via Wikipedia A Spanish magazine recently published an article about the sound shapes of Leire Pajin, the Minister of Health. While the author of it had the healthy looks in mind, other media soon started to criticize what they – in different words – thought to be disgraceful and less nice. We like to think that we […]

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COFFEE-CULTURE AND COFFEE IN CULTURES


It’s a long way, physically and mentally, from the warm cups of coffee that my grand-dad used to drink, sugar cube between his front teeth, in Norway, to the coffee with ice that we often drink after a summer lunch in Spain. Or to the Nespresso in the image of George Clooney and John Malkovich. […]

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Where to sit down when on the beach…?


It’s certainly a question about preferences. Whether you like to be on the beach at all, if you prefer being close to the water, closer to the bar or ice-cream booth… But it is also a question about cultural background. Generally speaking, a family from Norway would most likely seek a spot which is a bit […]

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Summer heat on the Spanish meseta


People often ask me how I (being a Norwegian) can live with the heat. Not so strange, really, when temperatures here in Madrid range between +30º and +40º celsius, or more. While in Norway, a tough winter can offer temperatures with the same digits and a minus in front… I CAN live it, and I continue to […]

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The city of Drammen has turned 200!


Congratulations to the city where I grew up and became a man! Drammen, the estuary town at the fjord with the same name, is northern Europe’s most important port for cars, the 9th largest city of Norway (62000 inhabitants), and hometown of the famed Strømsgodset football club (also known as SIF or more the more popular “Godset” […]

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Menos hielo que jamás en el Ártico


El océano glaciar Ártico enciende fiebre por acceder a sus recursos :: El Informador. Este periódico mexicano informa que: El océano glaciar Ártico acaba de cerrar su invierno más “negro”, con la menor extensión de hielo registrada desde 1979, 12.79 millones de kilómetros cuadrados -210 mil menos que en el peor año de la serie, […]

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‪The Troll Hunter ‬‏


YouTube – ‪The Troll Hunter – Official Trailer‬‏. Trolls are an integral part of the Norwegian cultural heritage. Here’s the official trailer for the film “The Troll Hunter”. Learn more about trolls here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll Troll From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the mythical beings. For other uses, see Troll (disambiguation). Look at […]

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FÅRIKÅL – NORWEGIAN AUTUMN FLAIR AND SUNDAY DISH


Comes September and many Norwegian sheep end their days at the slaughter\s house, just to end up in the casserole in an average family as the main ingredient of the Fårikål.

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Stave church – fusionplace for viking spirituality


The dragon-style of the ornaments and structures of the stave churches suggest links to the Viking belief in the Norse Gods like Tor, Odin, Freya, Balder etc.

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Russian nuclear waste in the sea


Image via Wikipedia While Russia accelerates its agreement with China to build floating nuclear energy production plants, and just signed an important agreement with Norway about exploiting Arctic natural resources, it has a lot of skeletons in its closet. The country has still not cleaned up the millions of cubic-meters of nuclear waste and old […]

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