Gift of Light08:37 AM Wednesday March 21, 2018 |

My husband calls our Aurora Borealis experience as a Gift of Light. It’s also a Gift of Love from above.

Seeing the Northern Lights is a blessing06:19 AM Wednesday March 21, 2018 |

Seeing the Northern Lights is an incredible experience and I could only thank the heavens for letting me, my husband, and daughter experience this nature’s mysterious phenomena. In gratitude to God.

Gearing up for the Aurora09:03 AM Tuesday March 20, 2018 |

March 13, 2018 We were picked up by our Northern Lights two female tour guides from the city’s tourism office. We swung by their office to better prepare us for the expected freezing temperatures while we drive to the wilderness to chase the aurora. I thought my quadruple layers were sufficient to protect me from… read more

Preparing to see the Northern Lights08:54 AM Tuesday March 20, 2018 |

When my daughter asked me last year where I wanted to go for my birthday this year, I threw in a few suggestions like seeing the Aurora Borealis. I also mentioned that I wanted to live in Tuscany for three months and I also said I didn’t want to travel to a very cold place…. read more

Cafe with a view, Nerstranda Senter08:34 AM Tuesday March 20, 2018 |

March 13, 2018, Tromso We took the bus again to cross the bridge coming back from the Arctic Cathedral. It took us a while before we figured out we were on the wrong bus stop kaya pala walang bus na dumadating. I spotted a bus turn on the other street. We walked to the other… read more

Arctic Cathedral08:18 AM Tuesday March 20, 2018 |

March 13, 2018 Oyen wanted to visit the Arctic Cathedral (Cathedral of the Arctic Sea) located on the other side of the bridge in the Tromsdalen Valley. Taxis were expensive so we took the public bus. It was only a short ride, like two kilometers. The Arctic Cathedral, also known as Tromsdalen Church or Tromsøysund… read more

Storgata07:30 AM Tuesday March 20, 2018 |

March 13, 2018 Storgata is the big pedestrian street in Tromso where you can go for a stroll. You’ll find charming cafes, souvenir shops, boutiques, banks, convenience stores, art galleries, ice cream parlors, etc. This is the place you visit when you want to go shopping for some items made in Norway and Denmark. It’s… read more

Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature11:45 PM Monday March 19, 2018 |

March 13, 2018 We were just exploring the commercial street called Storgata when we heard church bells ringing. We walked one block and saw this beautiful church. I think the sound came from this Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Tromso. It was hard to walk-up the snowy street. It was slippery. E—-“Papasok ba tayo?” A—-“Oo,… read more

Antique Shop in Tromso11:33 PM Monday March 19, 2018 |

March 12, 2018 We wanted to have dinner at Emma’s Kitchen but they were full and we didn’t have a reservation. While Oyen was trying to get us a table, my husband and I noticed the antique shop beside Emma’s. There were plates and cups and saucers displayed on the window but the store was… read more

Nerstranda Senter in Tromso10:48 PM Monday March 19, 2018 |

March 12, 2018 We braved the minus 10 degrees temperature to explore the Nerstranda Senter, a shopping mall right in the center of downtown Tromso. Even if the streets were dark and there were very few people around at 7:30 at night we felt safe to walk in the dark. It also helped that our… read more

The happiest people are from Norway02:42 PM Wednesday March 14, 2018 |

The Scandinavian countries occupy the top slots in the world’s best places to live. The happiest people are those living in Scandinavia —Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden. Switzerland makes it also on the list. We are in Norway and we see why the Norwegians are one of the happiest peoples on earth. Their government takes care… read more

Perfect Place for Honeymooners08:13 AM Wednesday March 14, 2018 |

Tromso is the perfect place for senior citizen honeymooners. Kahit magkaakap sa lamig wala pa ring init. Ginaw dito!

Too much eating08:13 AM Wednesday March 14, 2018 |

March 13, 2018 10 am Tuesday A—– “Tart, hindi ko masara jacket ko, dami kong nakain” E and O —–hahahahha A—– “Nakausli na ang tyan ko”. E and O —- hahahahah (Husband helped me zip my jacket up.) E—-“Ano ba yan!” hahahahha Honeymoon pa lang buntis na.

First night dinner in Tromso08:10 AM Wednesday March 14, 2018 |

Our first night dinner in Tromso was cheeseburger and fries, and gyro. Oyen paid 477 Krone for our meal or the equivalent of 3,339 pesos. Wow, expensive ha. The patties were big and delicious. I liked the fries too.

Statue in front of Clarion Hotel in Tromso07:42 AM Wednesday March 14, 2018 |

March 12, 2018 Monday The naked statue prominently standing in front of the Clarion Hotel in Tromso is not a good companion on a cold night. It’s made of metal and is sooo cold. Sa’yo ang likod, Akin ang harap.