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Things to hate about Scandinavia

We often talk about the greatness of Scandinavia and why you should definitely move to live there. Today, we will be doing something a bit different. We will be mentioning some of the things that may make Scandinavia less attractive compared to some other European regions. It is perfectly okay …

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Norse Gods

Norse gods are perhaps one of the Nordic identity which is not so much known by outsiders. Today the Nordic region teams with civilization which risks making them appear as not having some aspect of traditional belief system. To fully understand the Nordics, it makes a lot of sense to …

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Goodbye Scandinavia

“Goodbye Scandinavia” may be the last thing that any expatriate wishes to say. Once you have lived in Scandinavia for a couple of months running to years, the system quickly sinks in. It means the emotional burden that comes when leaving is almost overwhelming. As part of the long process …

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Norse God of War

Norse god of war is part of the rich Norse mythology. The Norse mythology has up to twelve important Gods whose place in the Nordic region myths is highly regarded. Aside from the god of war, Tyr, some other eleven Norse Gods include Odin, Thor, Balder, Vidar, Vale, Brage, Heimdall, …

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Norwegian Last Names

Norwegian last names are one incredible way of knowing the great culture of the people. To a new person, the name of Norwegians may simply pass for an individual identification but to the locals, it has more than just that. A Norwegian surname is a source of family identity. With …

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How to get a job in Scandinavia

How to get a job is a worry for most people planning about moving abroad. In most cases, the actual decision to relocate to another country hinges on the high hopes of a better job and a fat salary among other benefits. Oftentimes by the time that a person decides …

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Popular activities to do when you live in Norway

Norway is a versatile country where you can experience everything from climbing mountains, sailing through fjords, visiting busy activity parks and taking part in a bustling city life. The possibilities are many for those who want to experience raw nature, meet a large variety of people with different backgrounds and …

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e-sports norway

E-sports Is Bigger Than Ever in Norway—Here’s Why

E-sports is a sport consisting of organized gaming. Players participate in competitions and tournaments, receive prizes, and are ranked. This sport has become increasingly popular in Norway and abroad in recent years, as playing computer games is fun for young and old alike. The most popular games that are played …

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Famous Norwegians

Famous Norwegians are a special group of people who in one way or the other have done something outstanding. Through their action, Norway got fortunes or earned a reputation. Through their sheer work, they have elevated the country’s stature in the community of nations. As political scientists would argue, they …

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Famous Vikings

Famous Vikings

Famous Vikings occupy an important place in the history of Scandinavia which no one can choose to conveniently ignore. It does not matter what any person thinks or feels about what they did. Yes, they conducted raids, conquest and often created havoc. Nonetheless, Scandinavia as it is today is traced …

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Viking Sword

Viking Sword

The viking Sword was never any ordinary weapon. In fact, swords were great symbols of a great warrior. Because these swords were not easy to make, they cost an arm and both legs. So, they were a great symbol of prestige and status. Owners were buried with their swords or …

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Norwegian Women

Norwegian women are not any ordinary group of random females. They are a true definition of what beauty can be. With their pretty looks, well-formed body contours and sharp blue eyes, an average Norwegian woman is strikingly beautiful and charming at the same time. Whether you come to Norway as …

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Studying in Norway

Norway for sure is a country of hidden treasures. Not so many people travelling to Europe or Scandinavian region end up in Norway. Aside from the extreme cold temperatures and dark winters for which Norway is known, the country has some of the best universities globally. Any ambitious man or …

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A Quick Overview of Iceland

Iceland, although referred to as a Nordic country is also considered Scandinavian by virtue of historical, cultural, and linguistic ties to the original Scandinavian countries. Iceland is an island country in the North Atlantic, with its largest city Reykjavík as its capital. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest …

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Getting friends in Sweden

Different people will give you all manner of experiences trying to make new friends in Sweden. Some will tell you the difficulty of breaking sociocultural barriers, embracing diversity and just being open minded. Honestly, even the most open minded and easy going person arriving in Sweden for the first time …

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Important Tips when applying for a job

Having a desire to join the job industry in Scandinavia is one thing and getting to actually work there is another.  For an expatriate, the thin line that separates the worlds  is a properly pitched application.  As the work environment continue to change, employers increasingly focus on the soft skills …

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Insurance in Sweden

Insurance in Sweden is not something to be taken lightly. Anyone who has travelled or lived in different laces understands that there are many risks that may occur. When such risks happen, it may drain your financials unless you have an insurance cover in force. When visiting Sweden, someone may …

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7 Best Attractions in Scandinavia

Scandinavia is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes, intriguing cultures and legendary traditions in the world. One particular draw for many visitors to this region is the famous aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), but Scandinavia offers much more than its dramatic night lights in the sky. From royal …

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Myths, misconceptions and truths about living Abroad

It is not a easy decision to make for relocating abroad. Nonetheless, some compelling reasons make it inevitable to move. In fact, some people are always hesitant to take a leap into a new country but once they do, never look back again. Regardless of why someone is moving, he …

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How to secure your dream apartment

Something interestingly peculiar with almost all the Scandinavian countries is that homelessness is a rare thing. If you care to compare relative homelessness in the rest of the world, including developed nations like USA, Scandinavia scores so highly on the ability to house its people. Although homelessness is not common …

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Hacks for extending residency in Scandinavia

After some period of stay in Scandinavia as a student, worker, visitor or whatever reasons, you may begin thinking about possibilities of remaining back for some time. Sometimes, people make the naïve mistake of just sitting back with expired immigration documents hoping that the authorities will understand it. No way! …

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Acquire new citizenship as an immigrant

You have moved to this new country, life has just picked up so well and turning back is not an option. The plans ahead look so good, the prospects of staying even longer are great. But, your residence permit is fast expiring; you have to do something or be kicked …

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Studying abroad without a scholarship

Every year, every month, in fact maybe each day, ambitious students cross the borders of their countries of birth to pursue an education. The students who apply to study aboard are pushed by the sheer desire to get the best education in dream universities. It is was their hope to …

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Buying and Selling Goods Online

The global business environment is at a fever pitch with most transactions changing from the common walk in shops to the online space. Covid-19 has further shown that businesses that have pushed themselves to the online market  are more able to withstand shocks such as unexpected lockdowns. There are two …

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Scandinavian Women

One thing that stands out about Scandinavia is that the women there take  a leading role in almost every aspect of the society. As opposed to the rest of the world where women are more passive than active, Scandinavian women are active participants in the society. The activity of Scandinavian …

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