My Spontaneous Trip to Dalsnuten

It’s around 9 a.m. when my alarm rang. I could have just slept back again but no my mind won’t allow me too. So I got up, took a shower and ate breakfast. I was thinking of great ways to utilize my day off, wisely. The first thing that went into my mind is the gym. Second is window shopping. Third is do the laundry and last is hiking. I chose the latter even though I knew that no one is available to go with me and that I’ve never been to that place before. I’m a bit concerned when it comes to new places, specially mountains and forests because sometimes (ahem!) I got a wrong sense of direction (Even though there’s a map.). However, I want to be adventurous this time and set aside my worries. So I packed my bag. I packed light because the hike is only 2 hours total so I won’t be needing a bunch of stuff with me.

I took the bus to Dale and got off the stop Gramstad and walked up to the site. It took me around 15-20 minutes to get to the post. It’s impossible to get lost here because there are signs.

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And so I followed the sign to Dalsnuten.

_DSC8059Here’s one of the heaven on earth view just a few meters away from the post.

_DSC8062The first “stoney” path.

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_DSC8091-2This is one of my favorite views from the trip. It looks like a scene from Game of Thrones or The Vikings.

_DSC8096As I went further up, the view gets better and better!

_DSC8100I wasn’t alone apparently..

_DSC8142I made it to the top! It’s a great feeling.

_DSC8134Cool monocular. I want one too!

_DSC8123Can see Stavanger from the top.

Facts about Dalsnuten:

Altitude: 324m above sea level

Duration of the trip: 2 hours (back and forth)

This trip is also great for beginners.

A Filipino Tricycle

This is my take on this week’s challenge ROY G. BIV. This is a tricycle. Also known as “put-put” in Visayan, “tuk-tuk in Thai and “trike” in Tagalog/English. Tricycle is one of the common means of transportation in the Philippines. 

 

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WordPress Photo Challenge 

One of the Best it is!

For those who want more than just coffee and tea, this cafe is for you. Rostrup Cafe is a local cafe and is located in Sandnes at Langgata. Just a few steps away from the train station. I discovered Rostrup last year when I was shopping for Christmas presents. The ambiance inside is just fantastic. It’s really cosy and the employees there are nice.

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Some handmade chocolate truffles from a local chef.
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Belgian chocolates and truffles
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A fancy espresso machine. I want one too!
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They got coffee beans, tea leaves, English tea, chinese tea, gift articles and more!

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Another Trip to Bergen

Shots from my Bergen trip last month. This city has always reasons that keep me coming back. ūüėČ All shots taken from my Samsung s4 Active camera.

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Lille Lungegårdsvatnet

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Thought of the day.

Respect is getting rare nowadays. Some people think that just because there is a freedom of speech they can say/do whatever they want without considering other people’s beliefs, traditions and norms. I’m not saying that we have to shut up when someone try to oppress us but to act like civilized individuals. You don’t expect a group of people to respect you when you make fun of their religion, for example. Just saying.