Why Hiking with a Norwegian is a Trap

I have been dating a Norwegian expat for six years. In this time I’ve learned a bit about Norwegian culture and have visited Norway three times (Bergen, Oslo, and Kristiansand) over the past several years. This next little anecdote is from my first trip. Learning lessons can be painful. And the biggest lesson that I learned the hard way is that Americans and Norwegians use very different scales for assessing the intensity of ‘casual’ outdoor activities. To illustrate, this is…

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