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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Ålesund April 29th 2013

Nie jestesmy z tych, ktorzy latwo dadza sie zlamac pokusie podjechania gdzies miejskim transportem lub innym wechikulem. Zawsze fajniej jest, jesli jest taka mozliwosc, przejsc dystans do celu na wlasnych nogach i przy okazji zobaczyc rozne bardziej lub mniej reprezentacyjne rejony miasta. To lubie w backpackingu. Pani Kinga z hostelu bardzo sie zdziwila, ze do Akwarium i na pobliski punkt widokowy zamierzamy dojsc pieszo. Jednak w zapewnieniach, ze zawsze tak robimy , bylismy tak przekonujacy,ze skapitulowala. Wiec wyruszylismy z zamiarem obiegniecia dalszej okolicy ''z buta'' o 9 rano. Pogoda znow nam dopisala, co jest w Alesund ponoc niczym dar niebios. Wyposazeni w bardzo prymitywny plan okolicy, ktorego z pewnoscia nie mozna nazwac mapa, szlismy, szlismy i szlismy. Do podnoza gory, ktora byla jednym z naszych dzisiejszych c... read more
Basia ratuje dzdzownice.
Akwarium jest usytuowane w pieknym punkcie
Basia przy najwiekszym ze zbiornikow.

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Ålesund April 28th 2013

Dlugo zastanawialismy sie, czy cokolwiek jest w stanie wynagrodzic wydatek 900 zlotych za 8 godzinny rejs statkiem. Chocby mial to byc rejs wsrod samych norweskich fiordow z punktem kulminacyjnym w slynnym Geirangerfjord, wpisanym na liste UNESCO jako jedno z najpiekniejszych miejsc na Ziemi. Pierwsze zaskoczenie to rozmiar promu. Spodziewalismy sie malego statku, wielkosci trojmiejskiego katamarana. Jednak sylwetka jednostki, ktora mielismy plynac, dosc wyraznie gorowala nad innymi obiektami w okolicy. Gdy podeszlismy blizej, okazalo sie, ze wiezieni bedziemy przez 130 metrowej dlugosci potwora, ktory wysokoscia dorownuje 10 pietrowemu budynkowi a sam ma 9 pokladow. W tym ogolnodostepne, zewnetrzne jacuzzi, mnostwo pokladow widokowych i, dla dlugodystansowych pasazerow, amfiteatr, sale konferencyjne i inne wodotryski. Nie ma sie co rozwodzic, nalezy stwierdzic... read more
Homerze!
Zegnamy Alesund.
Witamy

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Ålesund April 27th 2013

Dzis da sie poleciec za grosze w kazde miejsce w Europie. Jesli sie da to dlaczego z tej mozliwosci nie skorzystac? Jednak w jakiej kolejnosci? Uzylismy najprostszego schemtu. Zaczelismy od litery A, jak Alesund. Wegierskie linie lotnicze, z uslug ktorych korzystamy najczesciej, wprowadzily dosc powazne ograniczenia jesli chodzi o wymiary bagazu, jaki mozna wniesc na poklad samolotu bez dodatkowych oplat. Spakowalismy sie wiec dzis rano w male, 20 litrowe, plecaki. W nich 3 pary gaci, 2 zupki chinskie , po malej parasolce oraz ksiazka gdyby mialo padac, po 2 kanapki no i oczywiscie notebook. Zarzucajac to na plecy poczulem sie jakbym wychodzil do szkoly. Poza tym gdzies w glowie kolatala sie mysl, ze przeciez z tak mala iloscia bagazu nie mozna pojechac na pare dni, pare tysiecy kilometrow od domu, do nieznanego nam zupelnie kraju. Pol ... read more
W Alesund
Zenki
Mily pan kierowca z autobusu

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo April 7th 2013

Our Norwegian business partner had invited me to speak at their client event in Oslo on the 5th of April. The event took place in the Grand Hotel in the city centre. I arrived there the night before, stayed the night in the beautiful art nouveau hotel and was thrilled to be part of this event. My 45 minute talk was on “Fair Testing in Web 2.0”, and I was happy to present some of the ideas we have been working with for years already. But what was really exciting was that the other invited speaker was Michal Kosinski from Cambridge University. He is well-known for his studies with facebook data: he found that it is possible to predict the Big Five personality traits, but also other aspects like sexual orientation, ethnicity, or political views from ... read more
View of Tjuvenholmen
Tjuvenholmen I
Tjuvenholmen II

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo April 1st 2013

In 1869, Henrik Ibsen, Norway's most celebrated playwright, wrote his first major dramatic success The League of Youth. In a scene later in the play, a patient of Ibsen's character Dr. Fieldbo, is complaining about the short sighted nature of the human condition. She implores of the doctor to suggest a cure for this, to which the doctor replies that only through "the spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly the second time." I visited Norway at Christmas time in 2005. I was a teacher in Leeds England at the time, was single, making British pounds and decided I could finally afford to explore my Norwegian roots in Oslo as well as attempt some down hill skiing in Geilo. I recall very little about the trip beyond what was recorded in my ... read more
Stave Church at Norsk folk museum
In Vigeland Park
Oslo Opera House

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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo March 31st 2013

After a lavish breakfast I caught the under ground train on route 1 heading towards Holmenkollen. I say under ground but most of it is actually above ground. The line itself is wonderful as it snakes up the hill over looking Oslo and the harbour. Most of the snow had melted in the city centre but up here it was still thick of it. There were a lot of skiers getting on with all their gear and they looked cool. I got off at Holmenkollen and made a 5 minute walk up the hill to the ski museum and ski jump which perches on the hill ominously and can be seen for miles around. It was built ages ago and has had various bits added on. I wondered around the museum which had a few old ... read more
View over Oslo from the tower
In the grand cafe

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo March 30th 2013

Today started with a fabulous breakfast at the hotel for frees. I have never had salmon for breakfast before but it was a delight, along with the customary European cold meats, bread and cheese (including one I tried about a month back which tastes of caramel - it actually exists in Norway!). I thought I'd eat as much as possible as I have discovered that much like Finland was it is very expensive. (Which got me thinking....do people earn more comparatively as a result? We're talking £8 for a glass of wine, £2 for a chocolate bar and £8 for a sandwich here...I'd be bankrupt!). First on my hit list was somewhere I was really excited to go - Vingeland Park. This is a park 20 minutes away on tram number 12 and contains 212 granite ... read more
My fav statue
Oslo Opera House
Harbour in the evening

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo March 29th 2013

The day kicked off at some absurd hour that I've never heard of before called '3.45am'. I had stayed at a hotel near the airport the night before and managed to get in some free breakfast before getting the flight to Oslo Rygge. During landing it was nice to see all the small islands well defined by the blue sea, most were covered in snow. I got the airport bus to the bussterminal a short walk away from my hotel. It always amazes me that countries create different first impressions. With a bit of snow still around but the sun shining, clean and clear pavements and roads, fancy new shiny buildings being built..... all it all it seemed quite relaxed. I found my hotel and braved the -5 temperatute in my thermal bottoms, trousers, tshirt, jumper, ... read more
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Europe » Norway » Trøndelag » Oppdal March 8th 2013

From the E6 road, south of Oppdal, where we left the defender, we climbed steadily through thin forest with lots of fresh snow. getting used to new snowshoes in such a steep gradient is never easy.It took about an hour before the slope levelled slightly and we could see the valley ahead. The target today: the Reinheim Hut, some 16 km ahead of us, in a remote and very cold valley on the border between Dovrefjell national park and Sondalfjell. The Hut is very popular in summer, in winter you better have the key,issued to all members of the mountaineering association of norway, because you can reach the hut and find it closed...not fun! Luckily, Christian has the key. Walking on compact snow on the valley floor is soon become fun and we enjoy the sun ... read more

Europe » Norway » Northern Norway » Tromsø March 4th 2013

Tromso, some 350km north and within the Arctic Circle, was a destination that was decided pretty late on as we were eagerly searching for trips in an attempt to catch the Northern Lights. As one of the most eluded wonders of science, I was pretty insistent that we give it a shot to try and catch it. And even if lady luck doesn’t come our way, at least we tried. So glad that we eventually booked the tickets to Norway, as we not only caught the amazing natural light phenomenon, but also had the trip of our lives, which we now still proclaim every now and then: “Ah, I miss Tromso and I wanna go back!!” The trip up has got to be one of the most memorable of my travels, typically related to exploration of ... read more
Stream behind our cabin
Having fun in the snow!
Jump Shot!




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