How does it work, Norwegian culture, Norwegian logic

Norwegian weathersickness

Norway is a seasonal country by every means of the word. We have harsh winters, rainy fall and if we’re lucky: warm summers. As a product of this Norwegians have a very schizophrenic relationship with weather and we feel entitled to complain no matter what – almost. The exception arises when the sun is out and temperatures goes up. 2018 has been a rough year with everyday snowfall during winter and hot, hot, hot summer days! We’ve haven’t had this kind of dry and hot summer weather since 1947 and now it’s taking a toll. You see, we just can’t handle it. We feel guilty complaining about something so rare and good, but in the end we’re not made for this. Neither is our country. Air conditioning? Say what? Do you even know how cold it is during winter? Our houses has more heaters than rooms.

Most posted picture on Facebook today:

Reason? It’s 35 Celsius/95 Fahrenheit.

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I am super excited about this weekends thunderstorm. I hope Sweden gets some as well.. they aren’t doing to well with all their fires and now shits about to hit the fan over here as well.

…so from both the Norwegian people and our forests: thank you universe for sending some rain tomorrow!

ps. Reason we don’t complain about heat in other countries is that is expected and we know we’re gonna return home. Yes, we’re weird like that.

I hope you have beautiful summer weather AND air conditioning wherever you are.

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Norwegian logic

Norwegian logic: Travel to find summer during the summer

This post was outlined in the mids of the summer glory we had in May, but then June arrived with it’s lovely weather and I suddenly realised why this is logical. So it makes sense, but at the same time it doesn’t. I mean, we can actually experience long, warm and wonderful summers – and even if we don’t, who wants to throw away 70% of holiday days during the warmest months of the year to travel to hot places? Let’s be honest.. it’s more logical and giving to leave behind -20 Celsius for a warm summer day, right?

But then again I am one of them. A true to nature Norwegian – and our logic. It will be regretted in mid October. Departure for Los Angeles is coming up close and I’m so excited to share my trip with you! Since I’m not very good at regular posting, I will set a specific day for new posts (there might be some surprising ones in between though), so if you are interested to be alerted when new posts happen please subscribe to the email list. If you want follow my moves on a everyday/regular basis please feel free to follow me on Instagram where I post stories and captions every day (button in header).

Come join in on leaving summer for summer (which feels pretty good right about now) and take a part in Norwegian logic. I look forward to sharing with you and please share your holiday habits with me in the comments below – I would love to know if this is a global phenomenon.

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Norwegian culture

First came summer, then came spring.

It’s June. It’s supposed to be warm, summery and nice. Well, it’s not. May was such a wonderful and warm month. I actually went into the ocean in the Oslo Fjord – which I haven’t done for the two past years. And now.. it’s 14 Celsius and a wind that could make a grown man cry.

The weather in Norway is never stable. There is a reason why we Norwegians own wind jackets so high tech you would think their made for a new matrix movie and honestly I’m surprised no one has invented a backpack in the line of Hermine’s purse (you know the one with the tent and all in Harry Potter) – because we need to pack for every season when leaving the house! I mean, I’m grateful that we had a whole actual month of warm and sunny weather, but come on! For the last five years or so summer has been a one day deal or a myth that we’ve been told about, dreamt about and gone to bed with misbelief about. So let’s sum up a Norwegian summer:

Thinking about vacaying here? Bring everything, because you never know what you’re gonna need!

Thank you for sharing my pain with me. I hope your summer is amazing.

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