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Into the exclusion zone

Into the exclusion zone

I was born in 1986, and one of the names always being associated with this year is Chernobyl. Yesterday I had the ambivalent “pleasure” to visit parts of exclusion zone: the buffer zone, the Pripyat zone and the 10K zone in which the reactor is located. Towards the end of 2017 a new shelter, or sarcophagus, was put in place over the reactor. This, together with the old shelter and the work of 500.000 liquidators after the catastrophy, makes the…

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Polar adventure

Polar adventure

From a long weekend trip to Svalbard during June 2017. Pictures are from Longyearbyen and from travels to Russian mining town Pyramiden and across the Adventsfjord. 

Bestille togreise i India

Bestille togreise i India

Å bestille en togreise i India kan være litt tricky, men er absolutt verdt å gjøre. Det er et enormt tognettverk mellom de forskjellige byene og regionene, og stor spennvidde i hvor god plass og service du får og hvor lang tid togene benytter. Ikke minst er det en flott måte å se landet mellom byene. Under vårt India-opphold benyttet vi Rajdhani (betyr hovedstad) mellom Mumbai og New Delhi og fikk på førsteklasse egen lugar, te, kaffe og tre-retters middag….

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The Cloud in the Sky

The Cloud in the Sky

As I’m writing this I’m watching the clouds over the mountains between the east and west of Norway from above. On this DY 1354 flight to Edinburgh with Norwegian Air Shuttle I was promised Internet connectivity, but technical errors occurred and I had to write this blog post in my OpenOffice editor instead of in the WordPress back-end. I got a bit disappointed, but now writing and having a cup of coffee I’m satisfied. Internet aboard airplanes is not a…

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Berlin

Berlin

Berlin – today   it is the capital of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland, but it has not always been this way. During the last century, Berlin has been the capital of many countries. This is just one thing which makes the city so exciting. In the beginning of the 20th century, Berlin was the capital of the growing Keiserreich, or Empire, of Wilhelm II. After it’s defeat in the First World War, it became the arena of political conflicts in the Weimar…

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