WALKING ON ICE IN STAVANGER

Hello my darlings! Glad to have you here! (or again! if you’re super awesome fam to me now)

Today, I want to talk about the weather since I live in Norway now.

I have been in different winter conditions when we used to live in Bucharest and some winter holidays here in Norway in the past but in the last week here in Stavanger, it’s been relatively icy cold and literally streets have become one huge skating ring! It was fun when the first snow came but when cold weather, more rain, a bit of sun and then more snow and icy cold days began, the city turns into one big refrigerator. LOL!

What you see is not soft fluffy snow but hard ice. Hard ice that you will fall – hard ice that will hurt so much when you actually fall. And also not to mention, Stavanger is quite hilly – so yeah you will slide.

But today, I’m here to share with you what I didn’t know before living in this kind of weather (I’m from the Philippines, and we only have sun or rain).

  1. First of all, make sure you have proper clothings. Proper thermal underwear, wool clothings, wind / water proof outerwear and layers!
  2. When you are driving, make sure you have switched your tyres into winter tyres or studded ones.
  3. Check weather forecast ALL THE TIME or weather warnings so you are always prepared what are the present dangers on the road and how to avoid it.
  4. Last but not the least, MAKE SURE YOU GET YOURSELF A “BRODDER” for your shoes or studs that will help you walk on the ice.
Photo from Google
Credit to the owner of this photo

But despite all these weather surprises that come my way, I am still grateful to be living in this beautiful country. No matter what time of the day it is, it never cease to amaze me. Stavanger is beautiful and I’m glad to be calling it my new home!

Photo I took during our evening walk.

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