RoadTrip #30: Geocaching in Holmestrand, Norway

All right, this entry would be short and quick. As the title suggests, it’s about a little geocaching trip. I love geocaching, and we’ve found many interesting caches in interesting places. We’re not die-hard Geocachers though, so even with a paid membership, we only do it for “fun”, as a “hobby”. And so, one Sunday … More RoadTrip #30: Geocaching in Holmestrand, Norway

RoadTrip #29.3: The medieval sandstone church in Söne, the Ice Age-built and nature reserve Hindens rev peninsula, and the old Svinesund bridge – My 32nd birthday special

This is the last entry for the roadtrip we had for my birthday. We left the Läckö Castle around noontime, and with so much time left on a sunny spring day, we decided to visit another attraction in Lidköping, Sweden. We were headed towards the Hindens rev peninsula – a 5-km stretch of land which … More RoadTrip #29.3: The medieval sandstone church in Söne, the Ice Age-built and nature reserve Hindens rev peninsula, and the old Svinesund bridge – My 32nd birthday special

RoadTrip #29.2: Visiting the medieval Läckö Castle in Sweden – My 32nd birthday special

After spontaneously checking out the Saturday market in Lidköping, we buckled our seatbelts and drove on the the main destination of the roadtrip – the splendid Läckö Castle. It is situated on the Kållandsö island on the banks of Lake Vänern, Sweden’s largest lake. Built in the late 1200s, the Baroque castle with its iconic … More RoadTrip #29.2: Visiting the medieval Läckö Castle in Sweden – My 32nd birthday special

RoadTrip #29.1: The traditional Saturday market in Lidköping, Sweden – My 32nd birthday special

I like celebrating birthdays (privately, of course). For one, it’s a reminder that ‘hey, you’re still alive, keep living‘. It is also a milestone. In my line of work where I encounter people actually dying and incapacitated, reaching a certain age is a gift that should be celebrated (however way you want to – go … More RoadTrip #29.1: The traditional Saturday market in Lidköping, Sweden – My 32nd birthday special

RoadTrip #28: Exploring the idyllic Skjærhalden in Hvaler municipality – the Norwegian archipelago that resembles a pod of whales

Hvaler municipality lies on the eastern part of Norway and borders the country to Sweden. The archipelago has been mainly dependent on boating, fishing and sailing as their economic means. At present, Hvaler is a pretty popular holiday destination, with summer houses dotting some of the islands. One can also visit the Ytre Hvaler National … More RoadTrip #28: Exploring the idyllic Skjærhalden in Hvaler municipality – the Norwegian archipelago that resembles a pod of whales

NORWAY: A stroll around a frozen Landfalltjern (lake) in Drammen

The air was crisp when Carl and I went for a nature stroll up on Landfalltjern in Drammen. As it was a Monday mid-April, King Winter had not officially left the land. Seemed like he was enjoying lingering around for a few days more.. The lake was frozen and yet, some people were out in … More NORWAY: A stroll around a frozen Landfalltjern (lake) in Drammen

RoadTrip #27.3: Farsund – a pearl in southern Norway

The Easter roadtrip in southern Norway was a refreshing break from all the stressful requirements in school and at work. We visited the southernmost point in mainland Norway, visited appealing lighthouses and nice beaches, and enjoyed our stay in a fjordhotel in Farsund. Farsund itself was a charming coastal town where many houses have boats, … More RoadTrip #27.3: Farsund – a pearl in southern Norway

RoadTrip 27.2: Visiting the thrilling Varnes fort and the 34-meter Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway

After admiring the dramatic beauty of the southernmost point of mainland Norway in Lindesnes, we took the roadtrip westward. Around 13:30pm, we reached a moss-covered forest with a pathway leading to the Varnes fort, built in the 1940s. The fort with its cannons, bunkers and creepy underground paths is located in a protected forest area … More RoadTrip 27.2: Visiting the thrilling Varnes fort and the 34-meter Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway

RoadTrip #27.1: Spending Easter on the southernmost point of mainland Norway (ft. Farsund Fjordhotel, Lindesnes Lighthouse, Rosfjordsanden/beach)

Actually, I had workshifts on Easter weekend, but the three days prior to that was spent on a nice getaway with the hubby and the cat in Farsund and Lindesnes. The highlight for this entry? The Lindesnes Lighthouse (Norway’s first lighthouse) located on the southernmost point of mainland Norway, and a sidetrip to Rosfjordsanden beach … More RoadTrip #27.1: Spending Easter on the southernmost point of mainland Norway (ft. Farsund Fjordhotel, Lindesnes Lighthouse, Rosfjordsanden/beach)