Mad Norwegian Disease
Published: Thursday 2003-09-25.
This Saturday I went to Karlstad (mainly to Bergvik) with two colleagues to do some shopping. It was fascinating to be part of the very active cross-border shopping community, and see how they bought giant-packs of whatever they could get their hands on, like madmen.
Myself, I saw it as a nice excursion (it only takes about three hours by car Oslo-Karlstad), and I limited my purchases to stuff that I cannot get my hands on in Norway, like Hönökaka (I haven’t really developed a taste for Norwegian bread), Abbas fiskbullar and Jolt Cola (which contain too much caffeine to be allowed in Norway, even though the one in Sweden has less than the US version).
I bought Star Trek:Nemesis on dvd today. It wasn’t shown in the cinema in this country, and I was able to just miss the last showing, first in Linköping, when I was there working, and then in Örebro when I was visiting my parents. According to the shop assistant, she actually had managed to see it in the cinema — according to her there had been one performance in Norway.