May 08, 2017

Lerberen + Hovdetåa Norway

Some of you already notice how simple the life here in Norway, specifically here in Ørland Kommune or Ørland municipality. I find the life here less stressful, people save more time because there is no traffic. Most people work within the community so traveling is not a problem.

My mom works at 8AM; she can wake up at 7AM, leaves at 7:45AM and she can reach her work before 8AM whether she drives the car or rides the bicycle. But my husband who works in the Philippines wakes up at 5AM, leaves before 6AM to avoid the traffic and hopefully he arrives in the office before 8AM. Imagine if there is no traffic in the Philippines, less stress sa tao. 



Lerberen



Anyway, on our Day 9 in Norway, my mom was back to work but after her shift, she invited us to walk again. Yes, my mom likes to walk and hike so napapasubo ang mga legs ko dito. Hehehe! If you remember, we already visited the Lerberen Folkehelsepark but this time, we visited the other side of the Lerberen mountain. It was just a short hike compared to the first one. When you see this sign, you can either go to the left or right. 



Read: Lerberen Folkehelsepark 

We walked to the right and left directions to see the different view. We wrote our names again in the logbook.





My mom also showed us a secret hideout where soldiers hide during the war daw. 




It is really nice to see to see the view from the top, ang sarap lang magmuni-muni kung hindi malamig. Hehehe! 




Watch the video here

Hovdetåa

After that, my mom drove us to Hovdetåa. She just went here because it was their activity at the nursing home so grannies and grandads walked to Hovdetåa. Those who can’t walk were in the wheelchair. They no longer went down to the beach kasi mabato na. 



If you’ve been following my Summer in Norway series, you will notice that there are so many places where you can swim. The only problem is, it is too cold, maninigas ka lang sa lamig. Hehehe! Ørland is almost surrounded by water such as Norwegian sea, Trondheimsfjord and Stjørnfjord so most of the places that we’ve visited have a seaview. 



Even the houses that we’ve visited, they have their own view of the sea. Whenever I blog, I can see the mountain, sea and flying seagulls from the window. For sure, this is one thing that I will miss if we go back to the Philippines na, mamiss ko yung view ko sa room. 

Watch the video here 




Hovdetåa is a nice place to visit, you will feel relaxed just looking at the fjord and hearing the calming waves of the sea. During summer time, you can now enjoy the water. Since it is too cold for us, my son just enjoyed throwing stones and looking for unique stones or shells. I told him not to pick stones or shells because I have no plan to bring it home. But you know kids, my son still picked one small white stone. Hmmm…. 


“Kill nothing but time, take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.”



10 comments:

  1. Kaya love ko Norway sobrang chill lang. Imagine mas mataas tax nila satin pero nakikita mo naman san napupunta tax nila. Agree sa traffic, in Trondheim meron silang rush hour, natawa ko sa rush hour nila kasi traffic na sa kanila yun. Sabi ko sa officemate ko traffic na sa kanila yun? Ni wala pang 2 minutes umaandar na yun car.

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    1. True, nararamdaman nila ang tax na binabayaran nila. City kasi Trondheim kaya may traffic nga pero nakakatawa din noh kasi traffic na sa kanila yun. hehehe!

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  2. What a beautiful place! God is so powerful to made that kind beautiful place para ma enjoy natin. Mabuti pa jan sis walang trafic, nako dito sa pinas wala na yatang solution ang trafic dito. Para di ka malate sa work if 8am ang work mo kaylangan mong gumising ng 5am para di malate.

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    1. True, you will indeed see how God made things beautiful. Oo nga, parang nakaksuko na ang traffic sa atin.

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  3. Which reminds me of my moms recent inahin. She went to Makati yesterday and we met her there as I came from BGC. We met at 530pm and reached our house by 830pm. Traffic was terrible. She kept on complaining as she drives. But honestly though, nakakainis naman talaga ang traffic sa Pinas.. How I wish mangyari sa atin kung anuman meron sa Norway.. disciplined people?

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    1. Disciplined people and less cars. Malaki yata ang tax na binabayaran pag may car so most of the people here na nakilala ko have only one car.

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  4. I just love, love, love the easygoing atmosphere in some European countries like Norway! Traffic here in Davao is not as bad as Manila's, but we can NEVER afford waking up an hour before class/work starts. Jealous!

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    1. Kainggit noh, ang haba ng tulog nila and ang aga nakakauwi sa bahay.

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  5. such a beautiful and relaxing place to go. na miss ko tuloy ang province

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  6. Haha. Dito commute pa lang for work stress ka na, plus stress pa ng work load. This is the main reason why I quit my job. I got tired from daily commute and crazy schedule. Luckily, we managed to have our own business kaya I afford to leave my corporate job. Kung ganyan sana dito, mas productive ang mga employee.

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