When I said that Norway is nature’s paradise, I meant it. 😉 This entry is part 1 of my experience in Lofoten Islands in the Nordland region two summers ago. Lofoten is an archipelago famous for its majestic fjords, picturesque scenery, dramatic mountains and peaks and rich wildlife. It lies in the Arctic Circle, making … More NORWAY: Lofoten Islands – Of majestic fjords and the midnight sun 1
Kolsås is a great opportunity for nature-lovers to go on a medium-level hike near Oslo and other big cities in the Akershus region. I love the first, the second, and the third time I conquered the mountain and I highly recommend all visitors to go there, especially in summer! It starts with a very easy … More NORWAY: Kolsåstoppen – an amazing and satisfying hiking experience not far from the city!
Woot! Maerose here. This entry is probably very long overdue. 😛 I’d still give it a shot though. Carl and I were still dating, and most of our dates involved endless walks and tours and geocaching both in the woods and in the city. I remember the first time I told him about geocaching, sure, he … More NORWAY: Geocaching in Drammen in cold February
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)
Finally, I’m done with the third to the last chapter of my online Norwegian course. Learning the language online is quite a challenge, and while it is very exciting at the start, the enthusiasm slowly fades. And I’m left with only a minute motivation to finish it, because yes, it has gone boring. 😛 But … More Welcome to “the shittiest city” in Norway! 😉
Woot! It’s winter in Norway! After a harsh negative °C temperature for the past couple of weeks, the weather is gradually shifting to a more bearable state of >0°C. That means taking a “spasertur” is once again possible and enjoyable! This spasertur, however, is not geared towards the Norwegian woods, but on to a museum complex … More Visiting the Drammen Museum on a cold winter day ❅❅❅
You look at you adventskalender and oh my! It’s the day before Christmas! Just like anywhere in the world, Norwegians also prepare a feast on the night before Christmas, inviting friends and family to come over, share good food and drinks, and exchange gifts. In the Philippines, we refer to this time as Noche Buena, and … More Spending Christmas in Norway: Julaften