One of the perks of living in Norway is how cheaply you can fly to anywhere else in Europe. (A lot of flights between Bergen and other European cities can be around $200 or less per person.) The kids and I haven't been able to travel nearly as much as I would have liked, but … Continue reading York, England — Part 1
In February we went to a ski resort near Lillehammer for the annual Fulbright Ski Weekend with all the other Norway Fulbright Scholars and their families. The weekend went by way too fast but we enjoyed spending time with everyone, learning to do a little cross country skiing, and eating buffets for every meal. When … Continue reading Fulbright Ski Weekend
As of tomorrow, we have 100 days left in Norway. The time has flown by in some ways, in others it dragged, especially during the cold and dark winter in which we've spent a lot of time indoors not really doing much. Spring is here, at least according to the calendar...we're still waiting for the … Continue reading 100 Days to Go + Catching Up!
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