January Top 10
Trip Start Sep 15, 2006
68Trip End Dec 2007
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10. Parking in small places - so many of the parking spots here are so narrow! My reverse parking skills have definitely improved.
9. Not wasting food - since food is so expensive here I have become much better at only buying the groceries that I plan to use for the week rather than buying
8. Driving on narrow roads - there are lots of narrow and windy roads around Norway. I won't know what to do when I am back in Canada on the wide straight roads!
7. Eating more fish - fish is definitely a staple in the Norwegian diet. I am definitely trying to eat more fish when I can...although the cold, marinated salmon is still difficult to eat!
6. Composting & recycling - there are very strict rules on sorting the garbage here. Food waste, paper, plastic, glass, and metal must be separated from the other garbage. The garbage is only collected every other week.
5. Walking in heels on cobblestone roads - I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. There are lots of cobblestone roads and you very quickly need to adjust to walking in town!
4. Reducing electricity consumption - electricity costs here are high, so we try to turn the lights off that we are not using. Also, like many of our Norwegian neighbours, we have a good supply of candles from Ikea that we use often.
3. Dealing with rainy weather - it rains a lot here, especially in the winter. Since it rains so often you can't just stay inside on a rainy day. You defi
2. Cooking with basic ingredients - since it is still difficult to find some ingredients/food products I have become much better at using basic ingredients when cooking.
1. Pronouncing furniture names at Ikea - Norwegian language is very similar to Swedish. Hopefully, I can do a little more than pronounce furniture names at Ikea after taking months of Norwegian lessons! However, when I leave Norway I don't think I will be using Norwegian very often.