Syttende mai (17th of may )! That ‘s how norwegian call the national day in Norway. I wanted to share a bit how norwegian celebrate the national day. What does it mean? Quote from wikipedia : The Constitution of Norway was first adopted on May 16, 1814 by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll (a small town north of the country’s capital, then called Christiania), then signed and dated May 17. It was considered one of the most radically democratic constitutions in the world at the time, and is today the oldest single-document national constitution in Europe – the second oldest in the world – still in continuous force. May 17 is now the National Day of Norway. for more information (in french) Norwegian organise at this date each year what they call « tog » ( litterally « train » but that can be translated by « parade »). in every villages, cities and on…

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Today, i want to share what i just saw on NRK (the norwegian TV). The TV programm was about making telemark skis as the first men did. The first skis were made in Morgedal (valley of Morge) situated in the so-called region Telemark. This place is situated inbetween Oslo and Stavanger in the very south of Norway. This is one of the most mountaineous region in Norway. It is also nowadays a wellknown place for climbing ( Nissedal and Hægefjell) and iceclimbing (Rjukan and Hemsedal).   The first skis were made out of pine wood. One long piece of wood without knurl was chopped along the fibers. The front was the widest part, the middle was the narrowest  where the feet laid and the back was about inbetween. They dug a hole in the middle of the ski, perpendicular to  the gliding direction thus they can insert the binding. Then…

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Here is my first article of my new blog. I aimed at changing the platform because of the following reasons : Being able to publish quality pictures Make the update easier on the blog Customize the layout and add some plug-ins Manage and own all the content I will write this blog in english to be able to share it with all my friend without nationality and language restrictions. But it might be that i take some parts in other languages ( likely with translation) as i really like to keep a diversity in the languages ! The theme of the blog shall at first remain Norway and its culture as i still have the chance to live here for a couple of weeks ! When i will put the plug in to add pictures very easily, i will try to update pictures at least every week but an higher…

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