How expensive is Norway?

So, how expensive is Noway? Make no doubt, if you’re a tourist coming from a country not in Scandinavia (or Switzerland), you might react similarly to the seagull above. Whilst I’ll admit that when I first visited back in 2014, I left with the impression that it was impossible to…

The first month review: 5 things I’ve learnt

Before we begin, apologies for the click bait title. I guess you could maybe make an exception as the blog isn’t actually generating me any revenue (unless….). Anyway, it’s been a whole month since my feet first touched the soil of my new adopted homeland, and I’ve learnt an incredible…

How I got my D-Number, tax card and bank account (+BankID)

In order to live, work and be a functional member of Norwegian society, you’re going to need all of these things! There are countless resources available which tell you how to get your D number and so forth, but here’s my experience! (Please note that this information is accurate as…

The Norwegian difference.

I imagine there’s several blog posts out there outlining the differences between Norway and a certain country. However It’d be silly of me to way up the pros and cons of these differences. The point of this blog post is really to outline some of the differences I’ve found during…

First week survival

I’ve made it! On Tuesday the 31st of January at approximately 14:00 local time, my feet touched the floor of my new home. Unlike my previous travel experiences, this one actually departed on time! I’ve pretty much survived my first week in Norway. Maybe I’m using some liberty when I…

Move Preparation Week #6

If you’ve ever seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), you’ll be able to picture the scene where Harry is standing all alone in Privet Drive, about to leave for scarier times. It’s kind of like that right now. I’m sat alone in my rented apartment in Reading,…

Move Preparation Week #5

I’ve started to neglect this blog, however a lot has happened since my last update so hopefully the lack of quantity will make up for some quality. I’m sat here, unable to sleep as I’m off to Norway for two days to prepare myself mentally and starting moving some stuff…

Move Preparation Week #4

Airports are incredibly interesting places. I’m currently sat in London Heathrow waiting to travel to Serbia. I had originally scheduled a flight early in the morning to fly from Heathrow to Zurich, and then Zurich to Belgrade, however the engine broke whilst on the runway so that plan backfired. Anyway,…

Move Preparation Week #3

So these updates are really inconsistent! The Christmas period has been a nice respite from normal working life! I was hoping to provide an update stating that accommodation, bank accounts and all of that good stuff has happened, however I’m about to disappoint. Accommodation is still an ongoing project at…

Move Preparation Week #2

I’m already failing at keeping this updated on regular intervals. However, unfortunately there’s not that much to report. However here are some things I’ve learnt. Student Loan The age old myth that you don’t have to pay your student loan back if you move to a different country is completely…