Flyfri ferie: Plane-free holiday

Flyfri ferie is a Norwegian expression I first saw written on the excellent Norwegian blog Grønne Jenter (Green Girls). It means airplane-free holiday but sounds nicer with the alliteration from Norwegian :). The equivalent expression could be staycation (combining with vacation) but I think ‘stay’ doesn’t have such positive connotations in the context of holidays. It sounds … More Flyfri ferie: Plane-free holiday

‘If the lights are left on in the bathroom you know a Norwegian was the last person to use it’

I was having a conversation with a few colleagues of mine some months back about how the lights are ALWAYS left on in the toilets at work when unoccupied. I had been turning them off most of the time but invariably they’d be on again next time, even at the end of the day or on … More ‘If the lights are left on in the bathroom you know a Norwegian was the last person to use it’

Long distance ground transport – is it worth it?

I have recently been following some of the work of a colleague of mine, Kjartan, who is a recently graduated PhD working in my university’s Industrial Ecology department. He has an impressive number of publications behind him for someone who’s just finished his PhD and has been quite active in the media lately (both local … More Long distance ground transport – is it worth it?