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The Norwegian Bus

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" This is when you know that a Norwegian bus is full and that you need to stand Norwegians value their personal s...

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This is why it is...

Illustrations: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Before moving to Norway I lived two years in Spain After a few weeks I was able to put together a few senten...

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Borrowing from No...

Norwegians are very nice people. They will help you, they will invite you to activities, they will lend you their belongings if they are sure  that...

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The Norwegian Mou...

We are travelling over fjords and mountain to meet Norwegians in their natural habitat this summer. In the mountains Norwegians show their human side, they f...

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Norwegian girls t...

"Norwegians are girls that love girlsBoys that love boysAnd boys and girls that love each other" - HM King Harald V of Norway (Possibly the best King in...

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The "Bible Belt" ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I love Norwegians I travel around the country holding lectures about them I understand that Norwegians aren't all th...

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A Norwegian Marry...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway you may get married before Or after having children Sometimes people get married in a Church Sometimes not...

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Two books every f...

Norway may feel far from home Norwegians may feel cold, difficult to get to know and lacking basic politeness This is all about perceptions  Norwegians are ...

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Happy 17th May, m...

Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Today is May 17th The Norwegian national day   Everyone is happy today in Norway They go in the train in "Bun...

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The Norwegian BBQ

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" The first time I was invited for a BBQ in Norway I marinaded overnight in Maple Syrup a pork tenderloin  And brought...

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Time for the "Dug...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" They will send you letters With the word "Dugnad" A dugnad is supposed to be a voluntary contribution to the communi...

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Hyttelivet (The N...

Norwegians will use a great part of their savings to buy a “hytte” where they need to Carry their food on their shoulder for kilometers Get water with bucket...

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Norwegian Politeness

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Are Norwegians polite?  Social codes, norms and manners are different in Norway Some foreigners misinterpret Norwegi...

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Birkebeineren

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I was invited to the cabin of a Norwegian businessman. I was looking forward to a day enjoying the sight of colorfu...

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Gender Equality -...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway This situation is totally normal  And encouraged And so is this one Totally normal and encouraged ...

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Norwegian Greetin...

Here in Norway You can greet others with a handshake Or just with "hello" Or simply avoid eye contact You should at all time Avoid hugging Avoid Kissing ...

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The Scandinavian ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"             As a young man, I was told That a man should always walk between a woman and the cars That a man should ...

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HM King Harald V ...

A few months ago you said these words Which echoed across the planet "Norwegians are girls that love girlsBoys that love boysAnd boys and girls that love e...

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Norway is best. S...

Norway is great Absolutely fantastic The best country in Scandinavia   We have the best women The best, absolutely greatest women Sexy, smart, inte...

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Norwegians and Wi...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Think of a wild cat What happens if you come close to it Move a lot Make noise Or try to give it food? The wild cat...

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Hyttevenner

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" Many Norwegians have a hytte* This is a good example of a social bubble If they make friends at the hytte these a...

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Norwegian Christm...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians might not have seen their friends for over a year They want to show them how much they care They will spe...

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Norwegian Service...

Today I walked into a hotel just outside Oslo. Two employees were talking together at the reception desk. I waited a few seconds looking at them. Nothing. T...

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The Norwegian "Ju...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"  I wrote on this blog That it may be difficult to create contact with Norwegians That conversations may sometime b...

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A Norwegian mothe...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" I lived in Spain The mother of my roommate would hold her hand each time we would visit her at the village   ...

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Do not worry, it ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" It is always nice to compliment Norwegians I was once at a concert with a lovely Norwegian girl it was difficult to ...

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Takk NSB!

Illustrations: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"  Thank you NSB You helped many By providing a great reason for Norwegians to speak to each other This was n...

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The Norwegian way

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" Norwegians interact differently with alcohol You can smile You can eye-flirt You can "accidentally" bump into some...

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Why looking at ot...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In many places around the world You smile You look in her eyes from the opposite side of the coffee-shop You flirt  ...

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Rules of Friendship

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway 2" In many places around the world Kids are raised to contribute to a family To become part of a group To depend on t...

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How to do it with...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Since I was 12 year old I was told to open doors for women to walk on the right side of the sidewalk to serve wine t...

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Two easy ways to ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians are pragmatic people They want to have their hands free  in case they need to climb a mountain Or pic...

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Equality in Norway

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" "In Norway, equality is not about equality of opportunity, it is about equality of results." This understanding...

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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 girl...

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The Norwegian Sau...

Uncensured Illustration: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" I Norway We like to be naked Facebook does not like it however We just receive the following messag...

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The 5 Rules - How...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Rule 1: Get involved first In an organisation, a sport group, take part in dugnads, in your kids activities, etc. No...

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The King of Norwa...

"Norwegians are girls that love girls Boys that love boys And boys and girls that love each other" - HM King Harald, The King of Norway (1st September 2016) ...

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POKÉMON Invasion

The Social Guidebook to Norway Police is arresting people chasing Pokémons against traffic Case of people climbing walls of public buildings lead hospitals t...

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Are Norwegians Go...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" Norwegians are very nice people So nice that they may provide a justification when doing nice things towards othe...

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Gender Equality -...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway" In Norway This situation is totally normal  And encouraged And so is this one Totally normal and encouraged ...

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