May 12, 2019

UPDATE: I made it to the USA!

I'm currently writing this in my room at a farm called Eden Hall, after finishing lengthy papers in 2 subjects; one that is in Norway and another here in Pittsburgh, USA! Well, bear with me as my mind is as dry as knekkebrød (norwegian crisp bread). But I decided to squeeze it some more by writing about what's happening in my life these days. Not that I'm a celebrity and millions of people would go crazy reading this, but it's more like my release (feelings and thoughts), in hope of finding some inspiration along the way.

So let's backtrack a little bit. Three weeks ago I was in Trondheim with my husband having some sushi. I got a text from SAS Airline that says my flight to Pittsburgh was cancelled. I admit I panicked, just because if I didn't make it to US before the first day of school, my visa would be cancelled. Diana, my classmate who's travelling to US with me, and I decided to go to Oslo and beg for another flights. We'd probably find some from the capital. So, after 8 hours bus ride, we arrived to Oslo. And fortunately, they rebooked us to the next morning flight and covering free hotel and meal.

Jul 9, 2018

Weekend hike to Kobberhaugen

I see the point why many Norwegians are crazy about their outdoors. Norway is a very very beautiful country, with stunning mountains, fjords, lakes, rivers, falls, name it. And all are accessible by their super convenient transport system. Even elders and kids are very active here, especially on summer. That is why it's really a shame not to go på tur (go on a trip) if you're living in Norway. So last weekend, my husband and I decided to go on another weekend hike, this time to Kobberhaugen.

Kobberhaugen is located in Oslo, about 1 hour away from the central. If you plan to commute like we did, you can take bus Bus 32 (from Dokkveien) to Røa Kirke, then Bus 41 to Sørkendalen skole. And from there, you can start the hike. The 5km hike is Easy level, which means kids can do it too.

In Norway I noticed that hiking is made easy for beginners. You don't need to worry of getting lost. There are blue marks on the trees, which serve as a guide. You just have to be keen-eyed as some are in a tough spot.

Mar 26, 2018

Perfect Sunday Stroll at Ekebergparken in Oslo

It's been a long and dragging winter now. Oh spring, where did you go?

That was my rhetoric for the past few days. I felt like it's never gonna get warm here in Oslo. Then came Sunday. The sun finally shown up! It was just lovely! And I know I can't just sit and let the day pass by without going for a walk. So my husband and I went to Ekebergparken, a park about 4km away from Oslo central. Accessible by tram, car or walk if you want to challenge yourself.

Ekebergparken offers a stunning overlooking view of the city, provocative art/sculpture and refreshing walk which are open to public. It's quite a long walk though, so I suggest you pack some snacks if you don't prefer to buy from the restaurants and coffee shop there.

What more can I add? Well, this park is really worth to visit if you're in Oslo. And if you're not convince yet, maybe my photos below can change your mind. 

ekebergparken in oslo