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Month: January 2015

Sørtinden & Reindeer

Sørtinden & Reindeer

We had beautiful clear and calm weather all week, but it was going to change during the weekend. Luckily, it took a while for the clouds to roll in, and I managed to make the most of a beautiful Saturday morning 🙂 I went up Sørtinden on foot, there was very little snow and it was hard and icy so you didn’t need ski’s or snowshoes. Easy! It was very windy at times, and on the top I had to…

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Welcome back, sunshine!

Welcome back, sunshine!

One thing I love about Tromsø is how living here makes you appreciate lots of things you take for granted elsewhere. Like sunshine! When the sun comes back at the end of January it has been absent for two months. Those first rays of sunlight are pure magic, it feels so good to finally see the sun and I imagine I can already feel its warmth (SUMMER! Hmm not for a while, but we’re going in the right direction 😉…

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A cold & windy Sunday

A cold & windy Sunday

After a busy week at work, including voluntarily showing up on my free Saturday to help dealing with hurricane Nina (in southern Norway), I was happy to sleep in today. Luckily I did wake up in time to see the beautiful twilight in the middle of the day, and I decided to visit one of my favourite places near Tromsø: Håkøya. It was cold, -9C (which is cold for Tromsø!), and in combination with the wind it felt even colder. My camera…

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Brazil part 1: Ilha Grande

Brazil part 1: Ilha Grande

In November/December I decided to escape the dark time in Tromsø and catch some summer sun in the southern hemisphere: I spent 4 weeks in Brazil! I flew from Tromsø to London and from there direct to Rio de Janeiro. I was visiting friends there, but I only spent about 12 hours with them before I left for a 5 day adventure to Ilha Grande (I came back to Rio afterwards, but more on that later). I used a company…

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Happy 2015!

Happy 2015!

The weather was calm and cold before Christmas. Then we were hit by several polar lows, which made my shifts at work very hectic and tiring, and we got LOTS of snow. Either of this weather types would have been nice enough for a visitor, but Célia was really unlucky for the 5 days she was here: the temperature changed to +5 and we got lots of rain, which first gave streets full of slush before they turned into ice…

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