• Expat life

    Ice (c)age

    What can you do with ice? Drink it in a cocktail, smash it with a hammer, make fruit slushies, add it to a beauty routine, put it on the skin after an injury…walk on it! This is what Norwegians do. We, mortals, slip on it, sometimes fall and things end up differently than we have imagined. In Norway, streets and roads might get frosty as early as November. I haven’t seen this phenomenon anywhere else I used to live. Frost is just a gentle introduction to what comes after a snowfall: ice.  Norwegians love ice so much that they can’t imagine their lives without it and make sure to keep…

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    Everything is love

    Oslo Pride is a colorful celebration of queer love and diversity. An event during which the great mood is contagious and everybody is genuinely happy. The 10-day festival is in the form of art exhibitions, movie screenings, parties, concerts, and political debates. The culmination is Oslo Pride Parade where thousands of people gather on the streets of Oslo to show support and have fun. Parade participants give away to the crowd candies, lollipops, condoms, and magazines. This year’s parade topic was family and many of the parade participants wore posters with slogans ”A family is more than a mother, a father, and a kid” and t-shirts declaring proud moms, daughters,…

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