Archive for February, 2010

Norwegian “Fashion”

These past months there’s a new trend in Norway. It started a few months before christmas, and has really expanded ALOT since then.  I will just show you, it’s called a One-Piece:

They look ugly, huh? ^^
Well, it’s what everyone has, and if your living in a place with alot of tourism, you might have seen a norwegian walking around in one of these. Me personally wont walk in public with this, without a jacket (atleast now.. i might after a while.. ^^). I’ve actually seen a norwegian walkin in Oxfordstreet with a grey Onepiece with a norwegian flag on it ^^

Who: They are huge among bloggers, teenage girls, well, that was the beginning, now everyone has them. Because the Norwegian Blog Princess (Her name is Voe), she advertizes alot for this product and has alot of them. And therefore everyone wants them. Everyone wants to buy, and everyone wants to sell. So there is not only this brand, Onepiece, there are sold everywhere now, mostly online.

Price: They are expencieve. From 1000-1500 was the first once. Now cheaper stores have begun selling them for about 600… But the mostselling brand is above 1000 NOK. Thats alot, but everyone is willing to pay.

Dont I look cute tough? ^^

(Places that sell the pieces: Onepiece, heltdress, illusions, theres probably more, but these are the once that advertize well^^)

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In coffeeshops in Norway, you will have a lot of options. Its not only the regular black coffee, the latte and the cappuchino available for you. Oh no.

Like starbucks and problably many other coffeshops there are syrup available in different flavor, caramel, hazelnut and vanilla are the most common once, including mocha ofcourse.

Well, in shops in Norway you might get a lot bigger varieties of syrups, in a lot of different flavour, which you can add to your preferably latte, but also cappuchino. On this picture you see Coconut, Irish Cream, Orange, Cinnamon among others. You may pick one, or you may mix them together to make a rather interessting type of latte.

There are also sauses, which are used in the same way.

Try a “Jamaica” and mic cinnamon and vanilla, or a Bounty (coconut & Chocolat)? Or my personal favourite, Caramel, Irish Cream, Chocolate and Hazelnut? ^^ Does it get to sweet for you, ask for another shot of espresso!

Regular prices of lattes with syrups, from 35-50 NOK! Enjoy!

edit: After comments, I wanted to show you how the lattes with syrup is made and served. So i made little picture-strip!

1. Add the selected syrup (In this case: caramel, white and dark chocolat)
2. Add espresso.
3. Up to here (double shot).
4. Add milk.
5. Voíla!

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Prices is Norway

Travelers to Norway are having a hard time in knowing how much money to bring. Well, I’ll try to give you a chanse here. If you go to Norway for a holiday, you can’t spend your meals out. I know lots of you are used to having your dinner and lunch out, but in Norway this is TOO expencieve. I will give you some prices on everyday food, and some on what the prices are eating out.

A few Years back we got a new brand in Norway, called First Price. They sell everything at a cheaper rate than usual, and are sold in most foodstores.
You get more for less, and is a great tip on everyone comming to Norway. Not everything is as good as the “real” products, but a lot of them are!

10 NOK (Norwegian Kroner) is at this date:
$ 1,70
£ 1,00
€ 1,20

Bread – 25 NOK
Milk (1 liter) – 12 NOK
Ham (150g) – 20 NOK
Cheese (500g) – 50 NOK
Eggs (18 pack) – 30 NOK
Jam – 30 NOK
Cereal – 20 – 40 NOK

Chocolat (150 g) – 30 NOK
Potatochips – 30 NOK
Soda (o,5 liter)- 15 NOK

Café/Restaurant (Everything is cheaper if you have it to go! Tax reduction)
Coffee Latte – 40 NOK
Black Coffee – 20 NOK
Cake   – 50 NOK
Toast – 30/40 NOK
Salad – 70 NOK
Pizza (eating out, sharing) – 250 NOK
Mc Donalds Bigmac meal – 80 NOK
Soda 30 NOK

Cinema ticket – 100 NOK
Popcorn and Soda (At cinema) – 80 NOK

Buss ticket (local) – 25 NOK
Buss over different zones (Local)- 50 NOK
Train from Oslo to Kristiansand – 1200 NOK (You can be lucky if you book in advance and get a MiniPrice ticket for half the price).

Well, this was all my head could come up with today, just leave comments and I will try to put everything in this post as we go along. 🙂
I’m sorry it’s all so expencieve ^^

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Football in the Winter

I was out in -10 celsius last week, to watch my boyfriend play football. Even though it’s winter, everything is played outside! I was wear lots and lots of clothes! Artifficial grass is the thing (even though real grass is better ^^). Football is the national sport in Norway (atleast of the “summer sports”)! It’s hat we pay to see, what we see on tv, what most play, you get the picture?

The pictures At the bottom is from the field and one imprint of my body at the snowey bleechers! ^^

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Snow = Ice

More snow- and winterpost. Alot of you guys wanted to know about winter, how we deal with the cold, the snow, the ice, what we wear… and stuff like that.

Well, here is just the answers from me, not the intire population of Norway ^^

I always wear this huge winter jacket. Because it keeps me warm, and has room for a lot of layers. Thats the most important part, layers of clothes.
I don’t use wool, cause it itches.. But if its down to -20 Celcius I would put one a fleece sweather aswell.

I always use scarf, mittens and something to cover my ears. You would freeze to death without ^^And maybe a pare of tights or something below your jeans!

I prefer to use some kind of UGG wannabe, cause they are water-resistant (if you spray them), warm and they go high up on you leg. 3-in-1 !

This is when it’s really cold. But usually at winter its just around zero, thats not that cold. Then it will do with just a coat, scarf and mittens. Wool and fleece you could do without! 🙂

But the roads are REALLY slippery! You should be carefull if you’re not used to the icy roads…

Yes I’m really good at driving you see ^^ The firts year with my own car, and I drive off the road, GO ME!

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