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)

Malmö: Home to Scandinavia’s tallest building (Things to See & Do)

Malmö, the capital of the Skåne province in southern Sweden, is the third largest city in the country. It is an economic and cultural hub, thanks to the Øresund Bridge connecting Sweden to Denmark. A vibrant young city with almost half of the population under the age of 35, it is also a promising venue … More Malmö: Home to Scandinavia’s tallest building (Things to See & Do)

Söderåsen Nationalpark: A nature reserve dedicated by the King of Sweden

There are so many things to admire about Sweden. Aside from the impressive Swedish recycling revolution, where the country has to import waste to fuel their energy production, the country is also a leading nature conservationist. 97% of the country is uninhabited, i.e., less than 3% of the land is developed. Sweden, also, has 29 national … More Söderåsen Nationalpark: A nature reserve dedicated by the King of Sweden

HELSINGBORG: Pearl of the Strait (Things to See & Do)

Helsingborg is a vibrant and historical city in the province of Skåne in Sweden. Dubbed as the “pearl of the strait” due to its strategic location in the narrowest part of the Øresund, the city is one of the oldest in the country and home to Sweden’s first pedestrian shopping street. It was 2013 when … More HELSINGBORG: Pearl of the Strait (Things to See & Do)

Frederiksborg Castle – the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia

One thing I love about Denmark is its beautiful and magnificent castles and royal gardens. An easy favorite is Frederiksborg Slot located in Hillerød. It served as the royal residence of Christian IV, Scandinavia’s longest reigning king, in the 17th century. I visited the palace complex twice, first with my Danish language class and the second … More Frederiksborg Castle – the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia

Pinay on skis! A 2-day skiing experience at Valdres Alpinski Senter

Woot! Maerose here. Winter in Norway is soon over! *cross fingers* Don’t get me wrong. I love winter — the thick, fluffy snow and the cozy ambiance and all! But I’m still a summer person, thanks to my beloved Philippines. ❤ So, before I put all my winter clothes in the cabinet and start taking … More Pinay on skis! A 2-day skiing experience at Valdres Alpinski Senter