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March 11, 2013

First things I’ve noticed since my arrival in Stavanger on March 4th;

-The weather is not as horrible as everyone was making me believe; no rain since we came – which is apparently a rare stroke of luck! O.k, its cold -freezing cold-  but we’ve heard it many times now: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”. Our “winter jackets” bought in Cairo can barely pass the test as summer jackets here!

-Beautiful, beauuuuuutiful nature and landscapes!

-Norwegians sure love their outdoor work-out in the park. We’ve already gone for a 8.3 km power walk to get the hang of it!

-Cars stop 2 meters away from you if you come near any crossing; what a luxury compared to trying to survive crossing a street in Cairo!

-Garlic comes in 2 forms; with or without cloves. I was rather surprised to not find any cloves in the garlic bulb 🙂

-It’s true; everything is ex-tre-me-ly expensive, but keeping in mind the fair wages, I guess you get used to it.

-Tap-water is drinkable; hah! As many idiots on their first day here, we bought the most expensive water bottles we’ve ever come across. Lessons learned!

-Everything is really well-organized in Norway and they love their technology.

I’ve never had to use a personal magnetic chip to throw my garbage in one of the 6 recycling bins for example.

Until now everything is great, I hope the first phase of this culture shock will prolong itself!Image


From → Stavanger

  1. 🙂
    Look forward to read from you in the future. I’m your new follower! 🙂

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