NORWAY: The Slottsfjell Museum and the history of Tønsberg

When in the oldest Norwegian town of Tønsberg, it is a must to go and visit the Slottsfjell Museum located right at the foot of Mount Slottsfjell to gain a better understanding of the history of the ruins site and the old town, which all dates back to the Viking Era. The museum welcomes its … More NORWAY: The Slottsfjell Museum and the history of Tønsberg

NORWAY: The University of Oslo Botanical Garden – making the public aware of the importance of plant diversity since 1814

The University Botanical Garden, which is part of the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo, is the oldest botanical garden in Norway. Founded in 1814, it has promoted awareness of plant diversity and has housed more than 5, 500 species coming from the Arctic to the Tropics.  Aside from the greenhouses, there are … More NORWAY: The University of Oslo Botanical Garden – making the public aware of the importance of plant diversity since 1814

Hiking across the Saasenveien training course on an icy winter day! Challenge accepted!

The long hike across the Saasenveien, or Sirikjerkeveien, in Vestfossen and Mjøndalen is one of my most unforgettable experiences during my first winter in Norway. The plan was to follow the training path (trimløype) across Øvre and Nedre Eiker in the Buskerud Province, i.e., a man-made road expanding ca. 25 kms and built from 1956-1978. … More Hiking across the Saasenveien training course on an icy winter day! Challenge accepted!

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

A tour to the “roof of Drammen” on Valentine’s Day

Just when I thought it couldn’t get more romantic, Carl and I decided to take the zigzag path towards Spiraltoppen, dubbed as “the roof of Drammen”. We took a Friday cruise a couple of days before, and we were supposed to just be relaxing on the couch on Valentine’s, but the weather seemed permitting to … More A tour to the “roof of Drammen” on Valentine’s Day