Norway has its ups and down as every country in this world. This will be the first of two posts where I will write about the things that I like and the things that I dislike about Norway. I am a very positive person and that is why I will start with 5 things that I like about Norway.
Norway is a wealthy country with a lot of benefits for its citizens and the crime rate is pretty low so it is a safe country to live in. However, below I will list the 5 things that I like about Norway.
- The nature
Norway has an impressive nature with fjords and beautiful mountains which makes it perfect to go to enjoy the nature in both summertime and wintertime. In the summertime it is lovely to go to the many fjords like Geiranger and enjoy the marvellous view. In wintertime there are a lot of nice destinations to bring your skies and enjoy the mountains. I like go snowboarding despite not being very good at it I like to spend the day with friends and get really exhausted. In the evening there are many after ski parties where you can enjoy some beers and get to know many nice people. It is said that Norwegians can be a bit cold and that it might be difficult to talk to them but on the mountains everyone knows everyone and the coldness disappears haha.
2. The system
There is a good safenet if troubles appear which I like very much about Norway. If you loose your job there is such thing called NAV where you can get help financially. They also help you getting a job while you are unemployed and put you through relevant courses which might strengthen your chances of getting a job for a cost of zero. This makes Norway a very safe country compared to many other countries that don’t provide such help.
3. Low crime rate
Crime is present in every country in this world but Norway has a very low rate compared to my home country which is a thing that I appreciate. Here I can go out without being afraid of getting robbed. Off course it happens here as well but the likelihood of such event is very low.
4. Freedom of speech
In Norway the democratic rights are pretty strong and you can opine and demonstrate as much as you want. That is a value that I really like and it is good to have to opportunity to be able to influence politically.
5. The national day
17 of May is the national day of Norway which is quite special compared to many other countries. Norwegians use the occasion to celebrate their constitution and the day is packed with a lot of events in the whole country. In many countries this is a day that is only celebrated in the capital of the country with prominent guests but in Norway it happens in the smallest town to the capital Oslo. People wear traditional suits called bunad and children eat a lot of ice cream.
Have lovely Friday!