Day 167 – 184 Joyful Christmas in the Philippines and Norway

Thanks to all of you for making Christmas 2016 full of everlasting memories! 

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Our family spent Christmas three different places in December 2016. Ole Martin went to his hometown in Norway, Narvik, to spend some days with his father Reidar and the rest of his family and friends. Ib Margido spent it with friends in Trondheim in Norway, and Emeric Philip, Luna Noor and Siv Johanne spent it with Siv’s father Ingar and Jenifer and their family and friends in Dumaguete in the Philippines. As I am the one staying in Dumaguete in the Philippines with Emeric and Luna – and took a lot of pictures (“as usual” – I hear Luna Noor says…) I will attempt to summarize the main happenings as best I can.

Dumaguete is situated in the Negros Island in the Philippines where there lives about 150 000 inhabitants. The official languages is Cebuano, Ilongo, Filipino and English. The currency is Pilippine Peso and the temperature varies from 24 to 32 degrees celsius all year round with one wet (June to November) and one dry season (December to May).

During our stay in Dumaguete we experienced the colorful and diverse flora, the green and lush mountainsides, the helpful, smily and relaxed people, an interesting geothermal power plant in the mountains of Valencia, the busy town center, a very joyful Christmas spirit, early morning walks with my dad and his dogs in the neighbourhood, Christmas parties, local food, a local fish market, swimming, a beautiful hotel resort, Philippine fishing, happy karaoke nights, a confused Santa Claus on Christmas eve, and a magical church on our way to Cebu :-). Hera (my little sister) and Luna Noor were having a great time together playing, singing and swimming in the pool. Frances (Jenifers son) and Emeric also spent some nice moments together. 🙂

Jenifer, dad, Hera and Frances

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Early morning walk with the dogs, Rushka and Mali

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Visiting the Geothermal power plant in Valencia (using hot water steam from vulcano heat many thousand meters into the earth soil to generate electricity)20161221_102533

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Early morning walks

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Pool-life in dad, Jenifer, Frances and Hera’s place

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Dad and Jenifer’s “homestay” facilities

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Late night sightseeing in Valencia

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Geothermal Power Plant

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Local fish market 

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Karaoke nights bring lots of joy…

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Colorful Philippine flowers

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Hera (my sister) and Luna Noor

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Frances and Emeric

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Dad, me, Jenifer, Hera, Randy, Frances, Anabelle and Lauren

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   Eatingtime…

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Amazing church on our way to Cebu

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Christmas spirit

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Christmas party time!!

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Merry Cristmas 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Day 167 – 184 Joyful Christmas in the Philippines and Norway

  1. Hei!😀 Herlig bildeframvisning også denne gang!👍 Morsomt å se og følge dere!😀
    Litt annerledes jul for dere tre som var på Filippinene og lite snø for nissen for å kunne ta seg fram. Fin blomsterflora og sikkert herlig å kunne avkjøle seg i bassenget!😅
    Her ble det en noe tøff oppstart på nyttåret, men det gikk veldig fint. Takk til dere alle for oppmerksomheten!😊
    God tur videre!
    Klem

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  2. Kjære Greta! 🙂 Tusen takk for nok en koselig melding. Forstår at starten på året ble heller tøft. Håper dere får vært mye sammen og bearbeidet savnet. Varme klemmer sendes i hvert fall i massevis herfra!! Vi har det fortsatt bare fint. I dag har vi raftet på Bali… Det var kjempegøy. Vi ble veeeeldig våte alle sammen i nydelig natur og tidvis røffe stryk, men ikke værre enn at det føltes trygt og godt. Vi har også sett nydelige ris-terrasser i dag. I morgen blir det snorkling og kjøring mot Lovina Beach (mot Java). Ønsker dere en fin fortsettelse på året. 🙂 Muss og klem

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