Category Archives: Daily life

Screaming & Yelling: #EstoNoEsNoruega

Last week I had two separate being-yelled-at incidents. Definitely not the way we get our frustration out in Norway; we are more of a passive-aggressive bunch. Incident 1: I am working quietly at home one morning when there is a … Continue reading

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The Unbanked

In the world of banking, finance and mobile services there is always talk of “the unbanked”, “los no bancarizados.” Basically, it means people who don’t have a bank account and therefore don’t operate within the formal financial system. They might … Continue reading

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The Absence of Trust

When I was in university, I took a few classes in Italian history and loved every single one. Some of the books I read then I still come back to, and of one of them is Edward Banfield’s seminal work … Continue reading

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Jacarandas

I first encountered Jacaranda trees in Guatemala many years ago, and I find them amazingly beautiful. The color is so gorgeous! In Argentina, they are quite common and Buenos Aires in the spring is filled with them – it is … Continue reading

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Two Years in Argentina!

Wow, this is crazy! Today I have now been living in Argentina for two years! Last year I wrote this nice post about my one year anniversary and now it is time for a recap of year two! I like … Continue reading

Posted in Buenos Aires, Campo, Daily life, Norsk i Argentina, Noruega en Argentina, Personal | 8 Comments

Random tips for foreigners in Buenos Aires

In my little series on practical information for foreigners wanting to live in Buenos Aires, it is now time for the “doesn’t really fit anywhere else but good to know”-section. Random bits of advice for happy living in this city! … Continue reading

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Work for foreigners in Buenos Aires

In my little series of practical info or helpful hints for foreigners, I thought I’d write a little bit about what to think about before coming here. (You can also read about housing and health insurance which I wrote about … Continue reading

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