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Monthly living cost in Norway.

One thing is known about this beautiful country – it’s rough with its prices. Especially when you’re living as a student, on a really tight budget, counting every little coin twice. But how much exactly it’s for one month of living here?

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Valentine’s Day in Norway.

As a huge deal as it seems to be, Valentine’s Day nowadays is more about buying and consuming things, than it was ever before. It can be set along events such as Halloween or Women’s Day when it comes to popularity. But is it so in far North?

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The mysterious stone translation.

Remeber when I wrote about finding the weird statue or stone thing on little island in Hamar? If you haven’t read that, here’s link. As I promised, I will put the translation of the poem that’s on it, and all the information that I could gather about it. Enjoy!

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My opinion on Norway after 6 months.

Usually when you move into another country, you have those assumptions and stereotypes in your head, which don’t really come out to be exactly true after few months of living there. Here’s what I came to, after six months of residing in Hamar (as a student).

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Sunny day in Hamar & finding mysterious stone.

Yesterday was so beautiful, wintery, magical and after all really sunny, that I thought – why not go out and take some nice pictures. I don’t have any specific equipment, but I took some nice ones, just with my phone. It only proves one thing – you don’t need much to do much. So, enjoy my pictures from Hamar.

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Tor Ulven – the tragic poet.

Born in Oslo after the Second World War, inspired by André Breton, famous french writer and the leader of surrealistic movement. He created a whole world himself, just before he decided to end his life. Because life is sometimes too much to handle. But before he did this gruesome decision, he was the most influential modernist poet in ’80s and ’90s.  His works are short, meaningful and for someone who’s not used to poetry – can be quite weird. His poetry isn’t called the background noise of the universe (David Winters at Full Stop) for no reason. Here are some of his poems that I’ve picked (and those who had english translation).  Continue reading “Tor Ulven – the tragic poet.”

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Why I don’t travel as much as I used to.

When it comes to my hobbies and passions, I’m always trying to find time for them, even if just for few minutes during the day (because I believe in slow progress – Rome wasn’t built in a day). And having such tool as working internet and laptop is sometimes all you need to explore and improve your interests. But unfortunately, when it comes to travelling, there’re many other tools you need in order to proceed.  Continue reading “Why I don’t travel as much as I used to.”

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How to be organised?

To be completely honest, I have never considered myself an organised person, especially when it comes to plan my day. I always remember the big dates, such as exams or invitations, but I used to be simply mess with all the small responsibilties and tasks during a day or a week. I used to be really lazy person with so developed procrastination skills, that I always did all the learning day or two before quite big exams. But here I am, New Year, new me. Or something similar.

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Norwegian band #2: Wadruna.

Photo - By Grywnn - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

There’s this Norwegian band that not only provides us with good music generally and technically, but also takes listener to the old, Norse culture, that has its roots in the whole vikings aspect. Wadruna uses, as well, old, traditional instruments, which only few people still actually play on – among others: kraviklyra, tagelharpe, goat horn, hardanger fiddle or lur.

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Norwegian band #1: Hekla Stålstrenga.

When one’s interested in Norway or just simply living in this country, one may wonder: where’re any Norwegian bands? When you play the NRK radio, you can hear some Norwegian music, but they’re usually the popular songs or the international productions, that are popular at the moment. If you want clear Norwegian vocals with nice instrumental work, or you simply want a band to perfect your language understanding, you need to dig deeper.

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