Palmesus vol. 8


Every summer I return from wherever I’m currently calling “home” to my original hometown of Kristiansand. And for the past five years that has meant returning to a job at the local newspaper covering the daily life of the people who work, live and vacation in Kristiansand, as well as the occasional festival. This weekend […]

My 5 Norwegian favorites


I’ve spent a lot of time and money traveling the world, and as this blog changes I’ve started writing more guides to the places I’ve visited and lived, but I have a tendency to forget one of my absolute places in the world: my own country. Nothing has ever made more patriotic then moving abroad, […]

Last night in Korea


Summer vacation is finally here, and I’ve had my last Korean BBQ of the semester. My apartment is empty, and my entire life has once again been stuffed into two suitcases and checked in. Destination? Norway. On my schedule for the next week: Sleep, recharge the batteries, go hiking and enjoy the south before I […]

Kamusta ka na?


Two papers and one exam down, two papers and one exam to go, and then finally (FINALLY!) summer break will be here. I kind of started the vacation early with that short trip to Boracay for a beautiful beach wedding, but it’s going to be really nice to have one that doesn’t involve studying and […]

Vows on a beach in Boracay


This past week I took a break from the exam reading and paper writing to hop on a plane to the Philippines to celebrate love and the rights to change surname, to inheritance of property, to sponsor husband/wife for immigration benefits, joint adoption and foster care, joint tax filing and a number of other things that are connected […]