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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. 

Fem turer i nærheten av Oslo

Fem turer i nærheten av Oslo

Kongens utsikt En kort kjøretur fra Oslo, langs Tyrifjorden, finner du Kongens utsikt. En enkel, tilrettelagt gåtur på rundt 1,5 km fra parkeringsplassen ved Krokkleiva og fram til utsiktsplattformen. Ved utsiktsplattformen får man en fin utsikt over Tyrifjorden.  Hvordan komme seg dit? Ta E18 ut av Oslo i retning Kristiansand. Ved Sandvika, ta av i retning Hønefoss. Ta av ved Sundvollen og kjør opp til Kleivstua. Det poster per juli 2017 30 kroner i bompenger. Parker ved Kleivstua og følg…

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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 Gathering 2012

The Gathering 2012

Godt plantet i en stol på Universitetet i Oslos stand på The Gathering i Hamar har jeg god utsikt utover et lyshav a LCD-skjermer og strålende datamaskiner. I en rus av energidrikk, manglende søvn, pulserende musikk og varm frossen-pizza har 5500 personer boltret seg fast i Vikingskipet på Hamar. Etter et par runder rundt i lokalet har jeg observert at spill er den mest populære aktiviteten og på en skjerm i ene enden av lokalet vises spillturneringer på storskjerm. UiO…

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Edinburgh in Pictures

Edinburgh in Pictures

Throughout the four months I now have been living in Edinburgh I have occasionally taken some pictures. Here are the pictures I have taken in Edinburgh and uploaded to Flickr. Igjennom de fire månedene jeg har bodd i Edinburgh har jeg av og til tatt noen bilder. Her er bildene jeg har tatt i Edinburgh og lastet opp til Flickr. I have some other pictures from other places as well, if you want to check them out, they are available…

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Edinburgh: First Chapter “Fall”

Edinburgh: First Chapter “Fall”

Tonight the snow is falling over Edinburgh. Here are some pictures from the first two months here in Edinburgh. The album contains general pictures from Edinburgh, plus a couple of pics from the Open Door festival at Roxy.

Stories from Turkey

Stories from Turkey

Earlier this summer, after delivering our exams, Jules and I went to Turkey for an inexpensive and spontaneous holiday. Here is a short summary of what we saw and did. Hopefully this could prove useful if you’re planning a trip to the Anatolian peninsula, if not maybe it could teach you one or two things you did not know about Turkey. Planning the trip During the last months of the semester, the urge for a short holiday became more imminent. All day reading sources and writing academic papers…

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The World Expo

The World Expo

The World Exhibition has been around for over 150 years and been arranged in several important cities. Many would say that these cities are considered to be power centres of their contemporary, just look at the examples. In 1851, when it all began, it was held in London, the centre of the British Empire. In 1899, it was held in Paris. At that time, as well as earlier and later, one of the most influential cities of literature, art and…

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Lost in translation

Lost in translation

It’s been a couple of days without updates, but here is an end to that. Shanghai is amazing and since we came we have just explored small fragments of this enormous city. The city is a former multi-cultural gathering place for 1900-century imperial European powers, and this can be found in today’s division of the city. At the Bund, where the former British customs building and HSBC headquarters can be found was the entry to the city located on on…

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First day in China

First day in China

Finally in Shanghai. After a long flight where Harald Swart’s movie the Karate Kid was showed and where one of the radio channels available was dedicated to Oktoberfest music we arrived Pudong Airport. China is massive, and Shanghai is a good example portraying this. Due to the world exhibition and being a major actor on the stage of international business Shanghai is a city of contrasts, a mixture of everything, where high business towers are raging just meters from local…

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