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Winter in Oslo

-What are you doing the third Friday in January? Tom and Andrew asked. Or words to that effect. -Eh… nothing special. -We might squeeze in a flying visit to Oslo. Are you planning to be around, or might you be jet-setting somewhere? Next to my kids, these two are my fave travel buddies. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, England, […]

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Bergen: Gingerbread town 2016 in photos

By Alexandra Redisch in Bergen At the old Sentralbadet (public swimming pool) in Bergen, you will no longer find the smell of chlorine, but rather the scent of gingerbread – and Christmas itself. This is the site of the largest gingerbread town in the world. Schools, kindergardens and students (and everyone else who wants to, […]

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Julebord: a month-long pre-Christmas food fest

It’s that time of year again: the julebord season. The month before Christmas is a somewhat gluttonous period here in Norway. It probably is in your country as well, but your menu might be a bit different. Up here at the edge of the world, we eat… rotten fish. And torched, smoked whole sheep’s head, […]

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Norway on horseback

By Catarina Redisch in Hemsedal You know I love riding more than anything. Well, I’m just back from a week on the horseback in the mountains of Norway. Often, this means riding from cabin to cabin, but here we rode from mountain resort to mountain resort – got a bit spoiled here. Here’s a little look at Norway seen from the horseback. […]

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11 most popular Instagrams in May 2015

Here, better late than never, is our monthly Instagram feature.  As usual, I’ve linked to the photo on Instagram in the numbers. No less than five World Heritage sites are included this month, so let’s get on with it. Here are the 11 most popular ‘grams on Sophie’s World in May 2015. 11. This snapshot is from the Sunday […]

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The landscapes of Lista

At the southernmost tip of Norway is the mysterious ancient landscape of the Lista Peninsula, frequently hidden beneath a thin veil of ocean mist. I’ve spent many summers here, but a few months ago, I encountered the Lista landscape in late autumn: even more atmospheric then. Lista through history and beyond The Lista landscape is special, and packed with […]

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White (and a little blue): Winter in Norway

A quick, impromptu photo essay of Winter Norway today, as I just noticed this week’s #frifotos theme is WHITE. This is how early January usually looks up here (though looking out my window in the city centre of Oslo right now, not so much. The snow has come and gone… for the moment). I mentioned Sjangs in my last post, […]

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