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It’s now affordable to fly Oslo to Los Angeles Early in 2016, Norwegian Airlines launched very affordable direct flights between Oslo and Los Angeles, so as soon as we know the school holidays dates for their October break, we made our booking. Oslo to LA return flight €400 cost us per person….

Visiting Oslo over a week-end A month after my high school friends came to visit me in Oslo, I had the pleasure of hosting Karine. Karine is a friend from Zürich. We used to be part of the same dance class and even performed Cancan together! She arrived on a…

Three high school friends came to visit me in Oslo from France over one week-end mid June. Here is a short video of what we did in just 12 hours. Vigelands Park lunch at Lorry’s Litteraturhuset King Palace Dessert at Pascal Souvenir shops near Rådhuset Boat trip to Lindøya Dip…

How’s the weather in May and June in Oslo? This is our first spring in Oslo. We didn’t quite know what to expect. In fact you see in the streets people wearing winter jackets next to people with singlets and shorts. The month of May is known for being very…

My youngest son was 4 years old when arrived at the French school in Oslo last August. In his class most children have a Norwegian parents. Most children have been to the Norwegian barnehage (daycare) between 1 and 3 years old and speak Norwegian all day when playing together. That’s how…

We are kind of a serial expat family and arrived last July in Oslo, Norway. This is our first spring here and our first Syttende Mai: 17th May, Norway’s Constitution Day, the country’s national day. WOW we loved it! Bunads: Norwegian traditional costumes Unlike July 4th, 14 Juillet (Bastille Day) or Australia Day, you don’t…

Tomorrow is 17th May, Norwegian National Celebration day. It’s also the end of a whole month of crazy partying and several years of preparation for the Russ. If you’ve seen those teenagers in mostly red overall or if your children have come back with red or blue business cards, here…

Why did we chose Austria for our winter holidays? Last year we discovered the amazing concept of Kinderhotels where you can leave your children with the Kids club for up to 12 hours a day so that you and your partner can go skiing, enjoy the sauna, steam bath, pool and…

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a wonderful 2016 with excellent health for you and your whole extended family, lots of joy and laughter as well as personal and professional success. How did I start the year? EATING LOTS and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather of Sydney Australia, way…

What I missed the most when I was not working for a big corporation was Christmas parties! The venue, gossips, food, offensive presents from Kris Kringle, dressing up, dancing, drinking, singing karaoke… and working from home the day after. Ah good times in Australia. Rumours about office Christmas parties in…