So, whether you are from what Trump calls a #S—-hole country or a Black woman in the US dealing with Trump’s #S—, you may want to look at your options for living your best life.
Newspapers and journalists fell over themselves coming out the woodwork to provide the obvious answer to Trump’s ridiculous question, highlighting how much Trump’s ignorance and buffoonery are holding the US back.
From the Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, The Independent to, of course, Trump’s foil CNN, information on how life in Norway – especially for women – is so much better than in the US came streaming out.
One of the most difficult adjustments to living in Norway was getting used to Norwegian people – their habits, beliefs, and everyday lifestyle.
This post details everything I learned about Norwegian women and men from my years living there.
This was originally published in 2011; last update April 2019.
After moving from Norway to other countries in Europe and Asia, I realized that Norwegians are actually some of the coolest people and most relatable people on the planet.
Because they stick to the same area, even though they will state they moved ‘far away’ with that distance of 45 miles in between their new home and their parents’ home, they keep the same friends a lot of times. But, alcohol in Norway is expensive, adding to its appeal. I have never seen the levels of intoxication on the streets that I witnessed living in Norway.
I am not really friends with people I grew up with. You’d be surprised at how many friendships came out of nights at the bar for me. Norwegian men and women may not go out for a chilled out Happy Hour on a Tuesday night like Americans, but they will go out… I remember walking to work one Sunday morning and counting seven piles of vomit on one block alone. Becoming friends with a Norwegian is no easy feat for a lot of folks.
Conformity still rules in Norway, but much less than when I first arrived in the country. Norway, along with the other Scandinavian countries, ranks as the top English speaking countries in the world that are not native-English speaking places.