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Weekend at Lyfjord 

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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.  

Polar nights

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I had a chance to witness an amazing morning light. Thanks to my supervisor for arranging an early morning meeting. 

The most beautiful thing about polar nights is the hint of sunlight in the horizon that makes the whole sky spread in the shades of pink! Oh! It was breathtaking!!  

Chasing the sun in the arctic north!  Again!! 😊 

Project Happiness 365: Day 112

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These days Tromsø has been very beautiful with spectacular skyscape. Snow is melting,  sun is shining and sign of spring is here. I am happier. It’s something to do with sunlight that makes my whole being happy. My skin loves it, my appetite is getting better and my mind is calmer.
You will understand what I mean when you see these pictures.