Hey everyone! If you’re new here on my blog: welcome! If not, well… it’s been a while since I don’t post, specially my own pictures but other things have been taking time, patience and dedication from me, I’m trying to figure out how 2014 will turn out for me, and working really hard on that.
But I had to make a post, to share these pictures of this wonderland country now that the winter is in full force: snow, snow and more snow. It’s been snowing everyday since I got here (1 week and a half) and I love it.
Many people ask me if it’s too cold and/or if I’m dealing well with the cold. My answer is yes, it has been very cold, something between -11º to -14º but it’s very dry, which is much better to take than moist cold. I think I deal well with the cold, warm sweater, my woolen coat and always a beanie. I have gloves and mittens too, but I’m still getting used to wearing them.
I have to be extra careful with my skin, because the cold dries it too much. So I have to be a bit more generous with my moisturizer, lip balm is mandatory and I have a trick for night time, which consists in applying some coconut oil on my skin (face and hands), the next day everything is soft Also drinking lots of water and tea.
This is me riding
trying a spark, some scandinavian cool gadget to ride on the ice. The idea is to have someone sitting on the front and the other one just pushes through the ice. It was hell of fun!
After battling with my Zara ankle boots (the ones I’m wearing in the first picture) through the ice and 20cm of snow, I had to buy decent boots: warm, waterproof, comfortable and good to walk on ice. And this was essential to my survival. The thing I hate the most about Norway has to be the slippery ice. Just today, I fell on my ass for 2 times! So believe me, good boots are essential. My choice are these rubber boots from Australia Luxe Collection: rubber outside and they come with a wool and suede removable “sock” to keep my feet warm. They made my outside experience much better.
So, I’ll be in Norway indefinitely for now, and we’ll see how it goes…