You see, the sun rarely shines in the far north, up at the arctic circle. It is already considered very fortunate if the sun shines for five months a year, with the rest of the year cloudy and gloomy. So I was so lucky that when I arrived in Copenhagen, the sun was shining bright and the weather isn't so cold It was on the week that the whole of Scandinavia was experiencing peculiar weather patterns. When my parents and I went out for a walk, I see so many people out cycling, sunbathing, sailing, and doing all sorts of outdoor activities. I can see how much they love and crave the sun, in a land that sun rarely shines The sun was there for the next few days, even as we head north to Aalborg, and then into Norway. Bergen, being the city of umbrellas, never failed to "cheer" us with the massive downpour of rainshowers as we stopped there for two nights yup, and I didn't have my umbrella with me A city once the capital or Norway, those cute little white timber houses with roses on their porch lined up on the steep mountain slopes of the western Norweigian terrains, it just looks so wonderful, and when the sun shone upon this city, the view was breathtaking everything seems to have lightened up, all the brightly colored buildings and even the flowers danced with grace with the accompaniment of the gentle breeze. Everybody seems to be in a cheery mood, the fishermen docking their boats (ships) by the fish market, offering fresh salmon and whale meat, even the seagulls seemed to be especially energetic as well
Although Oslo did have a rainy day on their National Day celebration, which people had said that it was the worst May 17th ever, but in a few days time, the sun came back and brought smiles and energy to people's faces once again We continued traveling north, up to Geiranger, where it is actually in central Norway, where there is more snow than timber, more frost than rain, and more clouds than sunlight...those few days up there were very cold. Yes, I saw snow, I touched snow, but only for a brief moment, when in the next instant I'd was already running back into the coffee shop just to warm myself up a bit Then, I rushed out again to explore and take pictures of the frozen river beside us, slipping a bit on the ice as I move a few steps forward. I was happy, but I know that those people living in that area must have already been so bored with the depressing weather, and craving for much sunlight We started heading south after Geiranger, into Oslo, where for the first time in almost two weeks, I saw more people than I'd seen since the start of the trip
Lastly, to Stockholm, Sweden, where it had remained sunny for the four days we stayed there. My friend said we were so lucky, because the week before, they'd had experienced a temperature of -2C Oooo I wouldnt have survived that, if I were there The Swedes were all desperately out doing their outdoor activities I saw a lot of people running, jogging, cycling, sailing, or even just strolling casually by the streets enjoying the unusual downpour of sunlight in this part of the Earth. I can see how much these Scandinavians appreciate sunlight, while we Asians, particularly the Filipinos almost wished it would stop shining and give us a break Yet there is something different with the Scandinavian sun, I noticed that it does not tan my skin. It is warm and comfortable when you walk under the sun, but it does not make me sweat nor make me feel like a volcano inside So for once, I was also able to enjoy this wonderful sunlight without having to worry of getting to tanned or look haggard after. In fact, during the third day of our stay in Stockholm, I don't know how much the temperature had gone up, but it was so sunny, the sky was bluer than ever, and the clouds were well out of sight The birds were singing merrily, the grasses were green, everything was glowing, and even the reflection on the surface of the lake was calm. It was indeed a peaceful and leisurely Saturday as people laid out their mats on the grass picnicking under the long-awaited sun, rafting on the lake or just sit and absorb the whole scenery and watch the world go by.
How sun could differ shining from one place to another. The sun had always been the mortal enemy of the African land, killing everything that blocks its path.The sun in the tropical regions isnt that bad, but is constantly being despised by people for making life so difficult even if it was just to walk from one office building to another. Then, lastly the sun in the north, loved and enjoyed by everyone; people must have prayed and wished for it all year long, and when it does come, it brings about so much happiness and enthusiasm into people's lives. Whichever sun it is, it is a sun that we will always need