NORWAY: A day trip to Tønsberg, the oldest Norwegian town (Things to See and Do)

Tønsberg is a beautiful harbour town located in the Vestfold county, the second smallest of the 19 Norwegian counties (fylke). Tønsberg got its name from the Old Norse form of the name Tunsberg, meaning “fenced area or garden”(tun) and “mountain” (berg). This might refer to its most famous landmark, the Slottsfjellet, a fortified hill. My husband and … More NORWAY: A day trip to Tønsberg, the oldest Norwegian town (Things to See and Do)

NORWAY: Winter walk and grill – Konnerud to Drafnkollen route

It’s just mid-February and yet, spring is already in the air! It has turned out to be a not-so-white winter this year, with lesser snow than last year. But then again, it’s too early to say! Norwegians are taking their winter holidays this week, and most of them are on their way to the mountains … More NORWAY: Winter walk and grill – Konnerud to Drafnkollen route

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

Visiting the Drammen Museum on a cold winter day ❅❅❅

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 ❅❅❅