Phd Life / Svalbard

Nordic cuisine.

So far I’ve encountered a few interesting foodstuffs since I’ve been on Svalbard. Chief amongst those is Brunost. This is a Norwegian delicacy, and it sounds pretty unappetising when you know that brunost means brown cheese. It isn’t strictly speaking a cheese, but caramelised brown whey in a cheese shaped block. It doesn’t sit and … Continue reading

A crash course in staying safe. Part 1.
Adventure! / Phd Life / Stress / Svalbard

A crash course in staying safe. Part 1.

Svalbard is a dangerous place. Here on the edge of civilisation even a relatively minor problem can become life threatening when combined with freezing temperatures, no ambulances and polar bears. Thankfully we aren’t shoved out onto the glaciers without preparation, we get a whole two days of safety training! Monday morning they informed us of … Continue reading