Category Archives: culture

A Unique Christmas Package

Every year, we expect a gift card from my husband. He always say that he doesn’t what to give so we get to pick out our gifts ourselves. No complications. Imagine my surprise when he came with this box.

Lechon made of marsipan being roasted by santas and an angel one of my kids made when she was 8. My gift was inside this box (another surprise).

Oh yes, gift cards were still passed around. 😜

May this season bring you not only material blessings but also things that money cannot buy. May you have always have faith, hope and charity.


Maihaugen – Lillehammer

This is my second visit tot Lillehammer and I wish we had more time to go around. Lillehammer is the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

The body of water you see above is Mjøsa. As I have mentioned earlier. Mjøsa is the largest lake in Norway. It stretches from Eidsvoll to Lillehammer.

Maihaugen is an open air museum. It reminded me so much of the Norsk Folkemuseum. Maihaugen is the largest open air museum in Europe.

Photos taken with Nokia N70

The Viking Ship Olympic Arena

On the way to Lillehammer (while my family was here), we drove through Hamar and I just had to ask my husband John to stop when we saw the Viking ship Olympic Arena. It is build to host the Winter Olympics in Norway in 1994 for speedskating. Now, it is used for all kinds of purpose, concerts, football, trade fairs.

The roof of the building is a viking ship turned upside down! Impressive architecture.

Photos taken with Nokia N70