nubivagant-e asked: I miss brown cheese and Norwegian cheese slicers. I wish I could find a quality version of either of these back home in the US.
You may be able to find them in specialty stores, although I didn’t see any brown cheese while I was in the us, I did see a cheese slicer once! I also saw a lot of jarlsberg, so I know that exists there.
And here’s a fun story!! Well, fun to me. Anyway I went to the bahamas once and I went to a grocery store and I was looking in the cheese section and LO AND BEHOLD there was a bunch of norwegian cheese staring right at me. This stuff:
Of course I picked some up, but I had no cheese slicer so I was very out of sorts. (Note cheese slicer on the label :D)
So you may be able to find it in the least likely of places!
kjaertegnet asked: The Dutch use a cheese slicer too. To such an extend that they think they're the only ones since no one tells them it's a Norwegian invention.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure that a lot of europe uses them, probably more so in the more northern countries. They are very handy!
Anonymous asked: don't worry norwegians! we finns also use cheese slicers :)
woohoo, nordics unite!
do you know what this is? this is a CHEESE SLICER.
AND WE DON’T GET WHY THE REST OF THE WORLD DON’T WANT TO USE OUR BRILLIANT INVENTION
WE HATE THE FACT THAT OTHER COUNTRIES CUT CHEESE WITH A KNIFE, POOR PEOPLE, YOU MUST BE STRUGGLING SO MUCH NO WONDER THERE’S STILL WARS TO BE FAUGHT
WHAT IF YOU CUT TOO MUCH AND THE SLICE IS TOO THICK?? OR TOO THIN AND IT’S NOT ENOUGH??
THE PROBLEMS WOULD’VE BEEN SOLVED WITH A FUCKING CHEESE SLICER COME ON PEOPLE
Anonymous asked: Where and when is the best place to watch the northern lights? ^^
Ideally, you will want to be north of the arctic circle, at night, in the winter. You’ll have a good chance of seeing them!
fjord-van-der-ploeg asked: Is Norwegian a hard language? I want to move there but I have been told that the number of dialects makes it really hard to understand people from a different part of Norway.
I didn’t learn norwegian as a second language, so that’s a little difficult for me to answer. But no, I don’t think it is, depending on what language a person learns first. If a person is a native english speaker, or any other language in the germanic branch, than no, I don’t think that it’s difficult to learn. There are a lot of similar structures and words!
As for the dialects, yeah, I’d agree with that. But it really isn’t that bad, and it would probably be difficult to understand at first, but you’d get used to it fast. it’s just like dialects anywhere else. Some people have a better ear for dialects than others.
ealdleoht asked: do you often get to see the northern lights? are they as cool as they seem or are they old news to you?
Here in northern norway, they are pretty common. sometimes you’ll see them more faintly and then other times it’s very vibrant and very beautiful. Also depends on how clear the sky is.
Personally I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing them.
Anonymous asked: Where in norway do you live? ^^
Tromsø, most of the time.