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David Nikel, Trondheim

Published Wednesday August 22, 2018 (11:33:22)
David Nikel
Who are you?

I'm David Nikel, formerly an IT contractor from Britain but now I live and work in Trondheim, Norway, as a freelance writer.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Oslo in 2011 to take a short-term contract.    more ...


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Silvia, Rauland

Published Tuesday June 13, 2017 (13:42:46)
Silvia
Who are you?

I'm an American living in Norway and working as a travel blogger at Heart My Backpack.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

When I finished university I moved to Japan, where I worked as an English teacher for 2 years.    more ...


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Vanessa Brune, Tromso

Published Sunday October 23, 2016 (02:51:08)
Vanessa Brune
Who are you?

My name is Vanessa and I’m a 25 year old German who moved to Tromso in Northern Norway 2 years ago. I’ve just finished grad studies and am now working as a consultant for digital marketing and blog about my life and travels in the North at Snow in Tromso.    more ...


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Emma Handley, Bergen

Published Wednesday February 26, 2014 (02:52:38)
Emma Handley
Hello, my name is Emma Handley. Six months ago I moved from Derbyshire, England to just outside of Bergen, Norway.

My husband had been working out here 6 months previous and we felt it would be a fantastic opportunity and great adventure for the family to experience. After we finally made the decision to move, there was so much to do. We had moved house a few times back in England but nothing quite prepares you for moving abroad.    more ...


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Angela Davenport, Kirkenes

Published Wednesday November 30, 2011 (16:30:49)
Angela Davenport in Kirkenes
My name is Angela. Myself and my partner moved to Kirkenes in North Norway in February 2009. It was a job offer with his company that brought us here. Before accepting the position, we did as much research on the area as possible and the only thing that was putting me off was the temperature, which can plummet to around -35 centigrade, or worse, in the winter. Having said that, I am not a lover of hot places, I do prefer the cold.

Our biggest challenges for moving abroad were really from the UK side of things. We had pets that we wanted to bring and found that there was so much confusion over laws, that by the time we had any kind of answers from the UK side we had no time left to arrange what we needed to, so we had to re-home our cats. This was a painful experience and would not have been necessary if any UK vet had have known what the correct procedure was for moving a pet to Norway.    more ...