Today marks the halfway mark of our time here in Norway. We've been here 169 days and have 169 days to go before we return to the US on July 4th. (Or if you're Juliette and you're counting down, 170 days to go until we can eat Chick-fil-A again, since I'm guessing they'll be closed … Continue reading Halfway There + Snow!
As I mentioned in my post about all the Christmas-themed food here, Norway does Christmas big. It's a pretty sight to see all the huge, live trees and lights all around town, and it's been fun to experience how a different country celebrates this season. I've taken lots of pictures over the last month so … Continue reading Christmas in Norway
Before we moved to Norway, I would have said that America does Christmas big, but it turns out, the good ol' USA doesn't have anything on Norway. Now that it's Jul (Christmas) time, we get to enjoy the unique experience of celebrating Christmas in a different country and learning all about their holiday traditions. One … Continue reading Jule-themed Food
While most of us probably think that we need to travel to places like Poland for Holocaust history, it turns out, as we surprisingly learned recently, that we don't have to go very far at all for such a sombering reminder of that horrific time in history. You see, just across the water from us, … Continue reading The Holocaust in Bergen, Norway
Fall is my favorite season. At home in the U.S., I always decorate for it and I love all the pumpkins and fall decor in the stores and all the fall activities happening around town. When we lived in South Louisiana, we didn't really get to see a lot of fall foliage, but when we … Continue reading In Search of Fall
We recently went on a short 3 hour fjord tour from Bergen that goes up to the tiny village of Mo along the Osterfjord and the scenery along the way was beautiful! One of the things that Norway is known for, aside from the Northern Lights, is its fjords, which are U-shaped valleys filled with … Continue reading Fjord Tour
Back in the middle of August, we joined other international researchers/professors at the university on a mackerel fishing trip. It was a rainy day (like usual) and quite chilly out on the water. We didn't catch anything but two other people did, so John Hayden took a picture with one of their fish. We had … Continue reading Mackerel Fishing