Healthcare is free but the wait is long, healthcare in not free, there’s no insurance covering private healthcare etc… I heard lots of confusing things about the medical system in Norway. So here is my own experience going to the doctor in Oslo. Please note, all three appointments I took were…

October is the month of lamb in Oslo It’s interesting to see how shops in Oslo offer produces based on the season. A month ago I was craving lamb. The butcher at the grocery said: it’s raining, the wool is not wet so we can’t shave the lambs so I haven’t received…

My mother-in-law is arriving soon and, although the sun now sets at a reasonable 8.30pm time, it still rises quite early so we had to get block out curtains for the guest room. What’s a better family adventure than a trip to Ikea? Slependen is the first Ikea they opened in…

“Oslo is damn expensive” is what you read everyday on blogs and forums of international people in Oslo. THINK AGAIN! Coming from Zürich all seems quite cheap: food, housing, transport etc… I arrived 5 days ago in Oslo and here are my first impressions. On top of the cost of…

We moved back to Zürich from Sydney last summer to be closer to our families. After 6 months, it wasn’t in Zürich that my husband found a cool job, but in Oslo, trading big pay checks for lifestyle… Here are the common questions that pop up when I break this BIG news! What’s your husband’s new job…