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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger January 2nd 2012

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.” Thus one might describe my first experience and impressions of the University of Stavanger. Everything started out as usual; I got out of bed, to a shower, put on some clothes and then headed down to get my share of the free breakfast. It was at this breakfast I had the first acquaintance with "paper cheese" and rye bread, which was not rye bread but white bread with grains. However, I couldn't complain the breakfast was free of charge since it was included when I booked this accommodation. After eating waay to much, I chose again to resort to the easy way out, and took a cap so I could arrive at the university without delays. Even though I was a ... read more
The Common Room

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger January 1st 2012

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step" – Lao Tzu This step I was about to take, but in this case it wasn't a thousand miles, only 733 km. My first stop on this adventure is a country which has been called "The World's Best Destination" by National Geographic Traveller, namely Norway. I'm headed to Stavanger, where I will live a life as a student for 5 months. Just to get the introduction in place prior to departure, I am Lis. I am 22 years old, and studying International Tourism & Leisure Management at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg. I just finished my third semester, and despite a lot of paperwork, I'm now able to consider myself a student at the university of Stavanger. Since my passion is to ... read more

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger July 11th 2011

Rano jsme vstali driv, abychom chytili trajekt v devet hodin do Merkjaviku. Cesta trvala neco malo pres hodinu a zatimco ja si uzivala vyhledy a fotila, Peto jeste lehce dospaval. Po vylodeni jsme zamirili primo do Stavangeru. Prohledli jsme si mistni katedralu, centrum mesta, koupili bombu s plynem, takze konecne si budeme moci neco uvarit, prosli se kolem pristavu, kde parkovali dva zamorske lode, prohledli si zvenci budovu muzea oleje a historicke mestecko. Bohuzel mi zacala dochazet baterka na fotaku, tak jsem toho moc nenafotila. Jaka skoda. V informacich nam bylo doporuceno zabukovat si trajekt skrz Lysefjord do Lysebotnu predem, a tak jsme bezeli do kancelare Tide. Tam nam pani zarezervovala mistecko na tri hodiny odpoledne z Lauvika a doporucila nam, abychom necestovali trajektem obe cesty, ale udelali si projizdku kolem. Rozhodli jsme se, ze tak ... read more
Old town - Stavanger
Down to Lysebotn
Lysefjord

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger December 13th 2010

I have been dreaming about travelling around the world for a long time, and now the first part of the tickets is finally booked :D Im so excited and can't wait to get out and see the world. 27th of june I travel to Argentina, where I will be for one month. My plan is to sign up for spanish lessons in Buenos Aires the first two weeks, as it will probably help me alot later on. After Argentina I fly to Santiago de Chile. I have around one and a half month to get fram Santiago to Lima in Peru. I want to hike the Inca Trail and might stop in Bolivia along the way as well. From Peru my trip goes to Costa Rica. I have a few days there, before I start on ... read more

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger September 29th 2010

************ NORWAY ********* OSLO The flight from Dublin to Oslo was over before we knew it. We expected a 3 hr trip looking at our tickets but didn't take in to account the 1 hour time difference. The flight was in fact only 1 hr 40. Looking down from the plane we saw the many mountains and fjords that Norway was famous for. 4 million people were spread sparsely over this scenic country. Norway has the 2nd highest standard of living in the world. Since they discovered oil off their coast in 1966, the country has boomed in every aspect. (Fishing and paper industry are also big) It has the lowest homicide rate in the world which we were glad about. We caught a coach from the airport to the central station in Oslo and then ... read more
Grassy roof
Stavanger
Renovated church

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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger August 9th 2010

Zaterdag was het nog steeds prima weer, dus konden we mooi Preikestolen (Preekstoel) beklimmen: 2 uur hike naar een stuk fjordwand dat 600m loodrecht uit het water steekt. Redelijk op tijd begonnen, want we waren gewaarschuwd dat dit een touristtrap zou zijn, zeker in het weekend. Het viel gelukkig alles mee, af en toe haalde je iemand in. Hoewel best steil hier en daar viel de zwaarte best mee. Toch vond Henk het op de heenweg, bijna boven, nodig zn knie te vernachelen. Bovenop gekomen stond er een strakke zuidwester, waardoor op het randje gaan zitten niet zo'n goed idee leek. In volledig noorse stijl staat er geen hek, geen touw, niet eens een waarschuwing. Kan me niet voorstellen dat er niet 20 per jaar naar beneden keilen, zeker gezien de manier waarop sommigen rustig langs ... read more
op! *hips*
knap stukje rots
could have should have

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger August 6th 2010

Het plan voor woensdag was naar het Telemarken kanaal te rijden, daar met een boot het kanaal af te dalen via 10 sluizen. Aangezien we de rijtijd wat onderschat hadden (gebeurt hier vaak, wegen, zeker door de bergen, zijn 1,5-baans (voor tegenliggers moet je dus echt half naast de weg, veel blinde bochten, je schrikt je telkens weer de tering als er een tegenligger komt, en het asfalt is zeker 5 cm hoger dan het gras), er lopen schapen los die het liefst naar het midden van de weg rennen als je aankomt, en dan schaapachtig (ha-ha) gaan staan koplampstaren, en de gemiddelde snelheid ongeveer 66,6 km/u bedraagt), kwamen we te laat voor de boot. Achteraf gezien kwam dit best uit, we zijn (in de regen) naar een complex van 5 sluizen achter elkaar gereden, zagen ... read more
#hierisdebar
hebben wij in nederland ook sluizen?
smooi

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger July 12th 2009

Scott and I had a frantic start to the weekend in Norway as I had just flown back from Krakow after being there all week for work. However, we were having better luck than the guy in front of us as we entered security checks at Gatwick, who heard the one thing you dread … ‘Sir, you’re at the wrong airport’. Oh dear, that guy didn’t have a chance in hell making it to Luton for his flight home, what a nightmare! Given the time of year it wasn’t dark when we arrived around midnight, there was still some light in the sky so it felt more like 9pm. We had a semi-sleep in until 9am and then enjoyed some pickled fish for breakfast, before heading off to have a look around Stavanger. It was spooky ... read more

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger October 8th 2008

Godag! Je suis toujours a Stavanger malgres le peu de choses a faire... Hier j'ai visite la ville, me suis promenee dans les parcs etc... Et aujourd'hui et bien... il n'y a plus grand choses a faire de nouveau, les musees ne sont pas interessants a mon gout donc je flane dans les rues, je suis alle me promener dans la vielle ville que je n'ai pas eu le temps de voir hier. Ca vaut le coup d'oeil! De charmantes petites maisons en bois blanchies a la chaux. Stavanger est une petite ville portuaire qui vivait de la peche a la sardine mais de nos jours c'est le petrol qui la fait vivre. C'est la 4eme ville de Norvege... dificile a croire quand on voit sa taille! Mais la Norvege est peu peuplee donc voila pourquoi. ... read more

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Stavanger October 7th 2008

Coucou vous! Apres un passage a Aalborg, petite ville tranquille mais pleine de vie estudiantine je me suis rendue a Skagen a la pointe nord du Danemark. C'est un village charmant tres propre en ordre. C'est la aussi ou deux mers se rencontre c'est assez impressonant les vague que ca fait. Il y a aussi beaucoup de vent la bas! J'ai passe la nuit chez une fille que j'ai rencontree dans le train et elle ma gentilement invitee chez elle pour la nuit, sinon j'etais bonne pour dormir a la gare. Hier donc je me suis promenee sur la plage de Skagen et vu qu'il n'y avait pas grand choses d'autre a faire je me suis rendue en fin d'apres midi au port de Hirtshals pour prendre un ferry pour la Norvege a 20h45. J'ai un ... read more




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