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Book Reflections – A History of Norway by Ivar Libæk and Øivind Stenersen

I’m living in Trondheim, Norway on a 2 year expat assignment with my family. We moved here from Australia and I knew very little about Norway before we arrived in … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

A glimpse of Zurich 

For our winter school holidays ski trip to Switzerland we flew into Geneva and out of Zurich. This gave us the opportunity to see a little bit of a French-speaking … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Skiing at Grindelwald 

For the winter school holidays (Vinterferie) this year we stayed with friends in their chalet in Grindelwald, Switzerland. We caught the train from Geneva to Lausanne and spent a few hours … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Under the Dragon: A Journey Through Burma by Rory Maclean

Like most people I knew of the military junta in Burma, of Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest and of the oppression and poverty of the Burmese people. In the … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lovely Lausanne 

Winter school holidays are here again and this year we are skiing in Switzerland. Friends kindly invited us to stay at their chalet and we jumped at the chance to … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tourists In Trondheim -Ferry to Vanvikan 

During my nephew’s week staying with us we had the opportunity to be tourists in our new home of Trondheim, Norway.  For the first time we caught the ferry across … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tourists in Trondheim – Tram to Lian

During the 1 week that my 23 year old nephew stayed with us in Trondheim we enjoyed being tourists in our new hometown. We caught the tram from the park in Ila up … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tråante 2017 – Sami Jubilee 

I moved to Trondheim, Norway 18 months ago and I am curious about the Sámi indigenous ethnic minority group. In English we usually use the term Lapp but now that … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – The Roma Café by István Pogány

I have begun to read about the situation of the Roma people in Europe. I’ve been living in Europe for 18 months and I’m curious about the Roma people. Are … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Colonoscopy in Norway 

In my family there is a history of bowel cancer and pre-cancerous polyps. So, I was told that I needed to start having colonoscopies regularly from the age of 40. … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 2 Comments