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When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...

"Living as an expat in the area is filled with unique experiences. The local culture is vibrant and the people are friendly and welcoming of outsiders. There is an abundance of activities to be done in the region ranging from exploring nature, enjoying the beaches and islands, experiencing the exciting night life, or trying out various cuisine in the various restaurants, and more. Living in this part of the world can offer a balance of relaxation, culture and adventure. Additionally, there are many opportunities to immerse oneself in the local culture, learn the language and make friends. With the right mindset, one can find life as an expat in the area to be incredibly fulfilling," commented one expat who made the move to Norway.

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"In general, it seems to me everyone for his own. Family is important because no one steps out of the box they live in. Socializing is for who you know. And work ethic is just different from what I am used to. When clock hits 4:00pm the desk is empty if you are Norwegian. All projects take forever to get done due to this mentality. Sports events are rare and again hard to find if you don't speak or read Norwegian, so you really have to be an extrovert to find out what is happening on the island for the weekend. Tourist center helps if you go by once a week," remarked another expat in Tromso, Norway.

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