TENERIFE: Visiting Loro Parque, TripAdvisor’s best zoo in Europe!

Disclaimer: I do not condone the caging, abuse and maltreatment of animals in general. Animals in Loro Parque are well-treated and well-fed, and for that, I am thankful. Only through parks and zoos like Loro Parque can I get a better of view of the animal and plant world, i.e., without putting myself in danger! … More TENERIFE: Visiting Loro Parque, TripAdvisor’s best zoo in Europe!

LIER: An early autumn hike in Kjekstadmarka (Sørumlia-Molybdengruvene-Skapertjern-Sørumåsen)

It’s October and we finally managed to explore the woods in Lier, a municipality in the Buskerud county dubbed as Oslo Area’s “green lung” because of its vast fields and apple orchards. The woods, also known as Kjekstadmarka, borders Oslomarka in the southwest and is partly surrounded by the Oslofjord and the Drammenfjord. The hike … More LIER: An early autumn hike in Kjekstadmarka (Sørumlia-Molybdengruvene-Skapertjern-Sørumåsen)

ØSTFOLD ADVENTURE: From Northern Europe’s best preserved fortified town of Fredrikstad to Norway’s third oldest city of Sarpsborg (via Glomma)

Norway is divided into 19 counties (or fylker) and last summer, I had the chance to visit my 7th fylke, Østfold, particularly the old cities of Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg. My awesome bf arranged everything, and it came out as a surprise as he carefully planned the roadtrip, including a boat tour along Glomma/Glåma, Norway’s largest and longest … More ØSTFOLD ADVENTURE: From Northern Europe’s best preserved fortified town of Fredrikstad to Norway’s third oldest city of Sarpsborg (via Glomma)

DRAMMEN: Traversing the 10, 000 year old Kjøsterud Gorge (Kjøsterudjuvet)

The Kjøsterud gorge (Kjøsterudjuvet) is one of Drammen’s hidden gems. Just a few minutes drive away from the city center, the gorge offers nice views of the Norwegian woods, a gushing river and deep canyons, little streams, and the opposite mountain range. It is 10.000 years old and 1.3 kms long, and the walls more … More DRAMMEN: Traversing the 10, 000 year old Kjøsterud Gorge (Kjøsterudjuvet)

DRAMMENs Friluftsmuseum on a snow-white winter day!

Located on top of the Bragernes hill in Drammen, the Open Air Museum (Friluftsmuseum) is a collection of 25 traditional Norwegian houses from all over the Buskerud region. It is part of the Drammen Museum for Art and Cultural History, County Museum and Gallery for the region of Buskerud (Drammens Museum for kunst og kulturhistorie, … More DRAMMENs Friluftsmuseum on a snow-white winter day!