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Mercado Central and more street art in Valencia, Spain 

For more posts from our trip to Valencia see: https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/procesion-del-cristo-de-las-penas-valencia-old-town/ https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/valencia-old-town-and-more-street-art/ https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/mercado-central-and-more-street-art-in-valencia-spain/ https://strivetoengage.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/street-art-in-valencia-spain/

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Street Art in Valencia, Spain 

It’s Easter school holidays (påskeferie) and we took advantage of living on the top of Europe, cheap direct flights to Barcelona with Norwegian airline, cheap accommodation through booking.com and decided … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Sámi People; A Handbook by John Trygve Solbakk 

I’ve wanted to learn about the Sámi people of Norway and this book provided all of the information about the history that I wished to know. It starts in the … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe by Angus Bancroft

You may be wondering why an Australian is interested in Roma people. Like many others I look with confusion at the Romani beggars in Trondheim who sit outside begging in … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spring equinox in Trondheim, Norway

Spring has brought mixed climatic conditions to Trondheim, from -9C and icy but sunny to abundant snow to rain and 8C. Light has returned and with it shorter trousers, thin … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

You shall not think you are anybody special – reflections on “Janteloven”

For non-Scandinavians, and perhaps even many Norwegians, the Nordic “laws of Jante” (Janteloven in Norwegian) seem very confronting. Understanding what these “laws” really mean, and what relevance they have to … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 1 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