Living in an island can offer you unusual little treats like seagulls all around and some interesting events I couldn’t see back home in São Paulo, BR, for example.
This July The Tall Ship Races 2015 made here one of its stops. It is a sailboats’ race, and this year they came from Belfast in Ireland, stopped here by Ålesund for a 4 days festival in the city, Continue reading
In one of our tours around town we came across the last day of the European Fair 2015, where some countries were represented by some of their typical food. There were many Italian and French things, lots of cheese! Those big round whole pieces that are worth a fortune. It wasn’t any cheaper, there. But what most called our attention was a “war” stand, and there I took some pictures with my cell.
There were armors and shields, chain mail, stuffed animals and they all seemed pretty used, old and legit! rs
This thing of being a colonized country doesn’t even let us say some tradition is (originally) ours! Here I was, sure that my beloved June Festivities post would be Brazilian only when I decided to check, and…! Here are the Scandinavians again (not only them, all the Northern Europe, actually)! Of course our June Festivities don’t stop from being special and even ours – since now they’re filled with our Brazilian ways – because of that! Continue reading
Now with our bicycles at hand, we can ride around and enjoy the city’s beauty. And it wasn’t even sunny! The day was grayish and it drizzled, for a change, but yet under a gray sky, it’s still spring, and the city is full of color, including tulips! Soon there will be a post just for them. On the end of the ride and before coming back home we stopped at Dirty Nelly, an Irish Pub with soccer tradition. But ouch!… How expensive it is to drink in Norway!
This is dear husband, with a “130 Norwegian Crowns face” (16 USD), how much it costed his wheat beer.
After almost two months on foot, we were looking forward to this weekend to finally buy our bicycles! price searches, high expectations, etc, after all they say it’s spring and summer’s just around the corner: prices will probably increase, since the summer rule here is never to stay home – sun is not something you can see every day of the year (literally!). Continue reading
Nothing better than the most expected day by everybody around here (that’s statistics saying!) for the debut of the page: syttende mai!
Syttende mai, or May 17th, is Constitution Day in Norway, national holiday and flag day!, that’s why all houses have from little flags on the windows to big ones on their balconies. It is the top, above even Christmas, on the list of most celebrated holidays by the Norwegians. Continue reading