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Winter winter


I feel like this person being stabbed in this meme. I ask myself time and again, ‘Wtf is wrong with me?’

I feel like I am waking up from a long sleep. I don’t want to victimize myself, it was my conscious choice but it is hilarious to realize that I really do have a knack at running into troubles and mess in my life.

Anyways, Tromsø went from autumn to winter overnight. There was so much snow when I woke up the other day. I had never been that crazy about snow but this year it’s like seeing it with a whole different perspective.


With love from Tromsø


Today I had a chance to visit the Arctic Cathedral for a sermon through work. I had barely been inside there before. The cathedral looked beautiful from the inside. So, it was an interesting experience. Here are some pictures I took of the cathedral and Tromsø.

I have been calm in my head lately. It feels good. ❤



The color of autumn in Tromsø in one picture!

Prestvannet lake, which is 10 mins walk from my student housing, is one of the most beautiful places in Tromsø. I love walking around the lake through the trail near the woods. It is one of such places that never bores me or tires me. Walk around the lake fills me with good energy and rejuvenates me. I am so happy I went there for a walk this afternoon. 🙂

And I graduated! 


I am finally done with my studies. I delivered my thesis on music and indigenous identity and had an oral defense.  And I graduated.  Yes! Done with MPhil in Indigenous Studies.  Yay! 😊 I will be getting back to the blog with something new soon. Stay tuned.  

Here are some pictures of sunny beautiful Tromsø I took from the plane some time ago while I was flying down to Oslo. 



Hello there, 

Long time no see! 😉 I have been MIA for a while. But here I am. Today I present to you my favorite green lady from Norway. The magical Northern lights. She paid me a visit last night at the cabin in Lyfjord and gave an awesome dance show. It was a bit cold to stand there, witness her performance and take pictures.  But it was worth it.  😍 

So, here are some pictures of aurora borealis I managed to take with my cell phone camera. This is one of the primary reasons why you should visit Northern Norway. 

With love from Norway! 


Weekend at Lyfjord 


We went to Lyfjord after two months. If you have been reading my blog, then you know how much I love this place.  It was a delightful break from the stressful studies and work life. 

The house where we stay, stands by the sea and is further away from all the other houses in Lyfjord center. The nearest neighboring house is 5 mins walk away. There is a barn, an outside toilet,  a boathouse and a storage room along with a two story main house. It’s an old Norwegian house so, there is no running water in the tap. However, the most fun part of living here is to fetch water from the nearby river.

Thankfully, there is an electric stovetop/oven and firewood oven to make food. Heating system works fine in the ground floor rooms. There is also an old TV with national channel NRK that we love to watch. I personally love listening to the old radio in the kitchen. Since there is no bathrooms in the house, we don’t shower when we are there.  That’s the typical Norwegian cabin life: outside toilet and no shower.  😉

Nevertheless, I find living in Lyfjord very calming and rejuvenating. On this trip, I realized how much I actually enjoy baking. We baked ginger cookies and bollers. 

And the bonus point,  of course was the amazing dance by my favorite green lady. The whole sky was lighted up by powerful green aurora.  

It snowed so much last night.  We were gonna take the bus and it was a hell of a walk to the bus stop through the snow. We are now back to our student housing but I am already missing Lyfjord and the stress free life there.  

North Norwegian Escape 


Last week we were lucky to have beautiful sunny days. It gave me lots of energy to wake up early and go out for a lunch at my new hangout ‘Dragøy’ in Kysten Hus. The place has amazing view and you also have a chance to meet and talk to some interesting people.  

I also went for a walk around the city and took some pictures.  Just have a look! 

If you have not visited this amazing Norwegian city also known as the Paris of the North, then you should.  Plan your trip, trust me you won’t be disappointed. 😊