It’s Francine ! I’m 42 years old, I’m french and I’ ve been living in Norway since Novembre 2016.
Travels and photographs lover, I left France in October 2015. To make a real gap between my former and my new life, I have decided to sail across the Atlantic Ocean . 18 days without the web, without seing the earth, with 2 guys I didn’t know and who didn’t know anything about me, it was the perfect idea to reset and restart ! (I had already sailed before, it’s not something you do like that of course !)
Following this amazing crossing, one year of travel through the Caribean, the USA , central America, full of beautiful people, exciting encounters, astonishing pictures.
One day, a friend I met in Michigan told me about a job in Oslo for 2 months at the end of the year ; I had no plan for the future, so I accepted ! The job was not a success, but something happened between me and Norway. I’m not really able to explain what, just that I feel good here…in another way, I’m sure that the best relationships or history are the ones which have no need of explanations. As the french author Montaigne expresses very wisely about friendship in these words « Because it was him, because it was me »
Because it was him, because it was me.
So I found another job in Norway for 6 months, just to stay longer and be sure that it was not just a crush. But in summer 2017, it appeared to be an evidence : Norway and me, it’s something serious. So after a summer in France, I’m back in Norway, quite decided to learn as much as I can about the country, its history, its inhabitants and their way of living, really getting integrated and sharing that with the world.
That’s how this website was born : you will find weekly posts, some city guide and road trips as soon as I visit them, and everything which is part of the norwegian way of life ! Be curious and enjoy it!
I want to thank Magali, my forever friend, who makes me discover this blog www.maathiilde.com which has been a real source of inspiration. Do not hesitate to surf on it if you plan to travel in Boston and the USA !