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There are many "love bridges" in different countries.

Padlock-love

There are many "love bridges" in different countries. I've seen one in Paris and another in Riga. There is also one in Oslo. This crosses Akerselva between the College of Architecture and the Art Academy. There is still much room for padlocks with names or initials. I found the padlock in the picture extra sweet. The point of the padlocks is to "lock" the love between you and your loved one. When you have attached the padlock you are supposed to thrown the key into the river. That way…

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Nelson, New Zealand

Did you know that the one ring from Lord of the Rings was forged in a local jeweller's shop in Nelson, New Zealand? I was there in 2013. Take a trip to Nelson! It is a lovely little town with both beaches, city life and stunning snow-capped mountains.

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How can you be a serious political scientist while blogging?

This weekend I had a very interesting conversation with a lawyer and economist. Having heard that I had a blog she asked me how I could be a serious graduate student in political science while blogging. It is easy to associate a blog with so-called "pink bloggers" (rosabloggere), such as Sophie Elise in Norway and celebrities like Kim Kardashian. I am no great blogger that can live off income from advertising on the blog. My blog is only an insight into a normal life. I have traveled a lot…

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when I’m at the university. I don’t think it’s good to stay alone for too long. Therefore I choose . Stay Focused, Going Crazy, Things To Think About, University, Fun, Blog, Fin Fun, Blogging, Lol

Going crazy at the university!

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when I’m at the university. I don’t think it’s good to stay alone for too long. Therefore I choose to work at the university rather than at home. Being you’re own boss it bought fun and frustrating. At least it’s good to have some friends going trough the same thing. J

This weekend has been fantastic. Oslo is the best when the sun shines. There are so many nice places to visit in th. Oslo, Cool Places To Visit, Opera House, The Good Place, Travel, Trips, Traveling, Tourism, Opera

Oslove, the Opera House

This weekend has been fantastic. Oslo is the best when the sun shines. There are so many nice places to visit in the city. Some are major tourist attractions, while others are hidden treasures. I've had a visit from Stavanger, and we’ve been out and about the whole weekend. There is so much to see and not enough time. I want to give visitors a good experience, but it’s not easy to figure out what to show them and what’s going to have to wait until next time. At the end of the day, the most…

Today, September UN’s new sustainability goals was adopted. One of the goals is to eradicate extreme poverty (living on an average . You Changed, Girl Power, Blog, Tops, Women, Fashion, Moda, Shell Tops, Blogging

Be the change you want to see! We can STOP POVERTY!

Today, September 25th, UN’s new sustainability goals was adopted. One of the goals is to eradicate extreme poverty (living on an average of US $1.25 a day), which is something the YMCA-YWCA Global has been working towards since 2011! The “Stop poverty-campaign” works towards eradicate poverty before 2030. Extreme or absolute poverty is defined as: «a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health…

 What about a smoothie after a long night? There are many good smoothie recipes. Best Smoothie Recipes, Good Smoothies, Drinks, Day, Blog, How To Make, Beverages, Drink, Blogging

A smoothie makes the day

Good "morning"! What about a smoothie after a long night? There are many good smoothie recipes. Here is one I created. Currently it’s my favorite. I’ve named it Elisabeth-special! Recipe: - Tree bananas - 200 grams of frozen strawberries - 3 dl yoghurt without flavor - About 3 dl cola zero. Sometimes the banana flavour can be too dominant, but in this smoothie that’s not the case. It’s a perfect lunch or evening snack. Enjoy! :)

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50 km fun, the second best Norway has to offer, only surpassed by May 17th.

Norway is usually associated with snow and cold weather in the winter months, but it doesn't mean that Norwegians stay at home when the World Cup comes to town. The World Cup ski event offers a festival at Holmenkollen. People visit during the dat or sleep in tents out in the woods all weekend to take part in the experience. When I was there on Saturday the forest was full of people in sporty clothes and Norwegian flags. Organizers were lucky with the weather this year, as last year, and the…

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Terror in Paris

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. (Robert Frost 1920) I don’t know what to wright right now. How is this possible? Why is hatred so present and love lost? Thou shalt not kill! Love thy neighbor! «We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving»…

I have a friend who is studying to become a teacher. She recently told me about a young pupil who had written a horror story. The story w.

Bloody Marie and the school massacre

I have a friend who is studying to become a teacher. She recently told me about a young pupil who had written a horror story. The story was not long, but described in detail how the evil and bloody Marie decided to kill everyone at her school. She killed both teachers and pupils and thought it was fun. The pupil wrote: «after Bloody Marie had killed the principal, she tried to kill you and me!» Finally the story described a clown who loved blood and who followed the pupil home, and sat…

Pretending to be pregnant!

Pretending to be pregnant!

What is this new thing where you’re willing to do almost anything to be the first one to board a train, bus or tram?! Maybe it’s not a new thing at all, I don’t know? But it’s just the last years that I’ve really experienced it. Today for instance, I was waiting for a train, and when it came this suit clad man he just pushed his way past me. It’s so rood! What’s wrong with this guy? Where did the good manners go? The funny thing is that the train was almost empty, so everyone got a seat by…

There are so many people I know who are pregnant right now. I'll soon be an aunt, and there are several friends who await either their . Baby Boom, Getting Pregnant, Aunt, Dreadlocks, Let It Be, Friends, Hair Styles, People, Blog

Baby boom! Let's get pregnant! :)

There are so many people I know who are pregnant right now. I'll soon be an aunt, and there are several friends who await either their first or second child. What's happening!!!! Is it time for me to get a little stressed out already?!!! I do not want to be the only 40-year-old parent at my child’s first day of school! Anyway I’ll not be part of the "they got children so now I also have to get children” trend. To expand a family is an important step that should be determined by where you are…

How to get the job of your dreams!

How to get the job of your dreams!

Now nears the end of my study period. After nearly five years of political science, I hope to finish my thesis in May 2016. What shall I do after that? There are many jobs out there, but there are also many political scientists. How is one able to stand out from the crowd and have the little extra that gets you the dream job? It's not an easy question, and I don’t think there is one correct answer. After being at the career day today, I've got lots of tips. Mainly it’s important to find jobs…

It's oh so quiet

It's oh so quiet

Having worked with the election from 8 am to midnight yesterday, I woke up because of loud noises. It's typical that the walls of the neighbouring building have to be cleaned and painted the day after the election. :)