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Africa » Tanzania » North » Marangu February 27th 2009

The African Life Hello! We’re getting close to our finish of the field work now. Actually our last day is going to be on Friday, and on Saturday we are heading off on a Safari! Three days and three national parks in the area. Lake Manyara, Tangariki and Ngorongoro National parks. After that I’m jumping on a bus on Tuesday to Nairobi. Anyway, the last week has been quit nice. We have moved to Marangu now, and we are living in a big house with a couple of German nurses and a Finish dentist. As I said earlier in a blog, the climate up here is good, but it’s still really warm around midday. The first time we came for a day trip to Marangu we didn’t like it at all, but now, I think we ... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » North » Moshi February 16th 2009

Jambo! Or; hello, as it means in Swahili. I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now, but I’m afraid it’s going slow with the Swahili learning. I’m starting to understand the basic greetings, but it’s far away from any conversation. Since I don't have much to write about, I'll give you a short briefing of Tanzania's history instead. You might know some of this already, but it's always good with a little repetition ; ) • The first signs of human beings can be traced back 3.6 million years ago when a party of two or three trekked across the plain at Laetoli near Olduvai Gorge in the northern part of Tanzania. And you probably know the rest of that history… • What is Tanzania today is a mix of people who came to the ... read more
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Africa » Tanzania » North » Moshi February 8th 2009

On the road again I’m back on the road again, this time to the African continent! After I came back from my South America Travel in July 2008, I started a course in “International Development Studies” on Oslo University College. The first year contains a field study in a country abroad and my choice was Tanzania. We are going to spend 7 weeks down here in total. About 4 and a half of them studying, and then I’m heading off to Kenya to do some climbing with Lars Magnus, a friend of mine who is coming down to meet me in Nairobi. From the class we are 15 students in this country and the rest of the group are in India, Mexico, Namibia and Zambia. Dar Es Salaam We left Oslo Friday morning (about a week ... read more
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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo October 14th 2008

Hey guys! I've just booked plane tickets to Tanzania in january 2009! In august I started on "International Development Studies" at Oslo University College. A field project has a central place of the first year, and my group is going to Tanzania for 5 weeks. Four of us are planning to write about "Tourism and its impact on the local culture and people" Hopefully this trip and project will give me and us new perspectives and defenitely new knowledge about a culture I never have experienced "live" before. I've been thinking about Africa as a place to visit for a long time, but I didn't think I would get the chance already! After 5 weeks of research, I will hook up with a friend of mine in Nairobi and spend a couple of weeks in Kenya ... read more


The last days.... : ( This was my last couple of days of my 8 months of travelling! I´m looking forward to get home, but I had such a great time and I have done some much stuff the last months, so I´m in a good travel mood at the moment. Guess I have to start planning my next travel right away, to make up for the loss I gonna feel ; ) I came back from Ilha Grande on friday and booked in to another hostel than last sunday. Ipanema Beach House was a bit more expensive, but totally worth it! The atmosphere was good here and we ended up being around three taxies going to the famous Lapa district to check out the night life. I also met up with a friend from Galapagos, ... read more
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South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Ilha Grande July 11th 2008

To Ilha Grande for more scuba-diving! I arrived in Rio on Sunday, but headed off for Ilha Grande south of Rio on Monday. I heard from many travellers that this beautiful island without any roads or cars and fantastic beaches spread around the Island, is worth a visit. I went there with the aim of doing some more scuba diving. I think Ilha Grande is the closest spot to Rio which is not to bad for diving. It´s good to do a bit just after the course to be more safe on the routines. After three days of diving, two barbeque party´s in the hostel, the last night on the coach in the reception (because I didn´t get a room the last night; ) ) and my first underwaterpictures! That´s mainly why I add this entry, ... read more
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One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world?? I flew from Lima to Sao Paulo on monday. From Sao Paulo I went straight down to Foz do Iguazu to have a look at the famous waterfalls. The falls are shared between Brasil and Argentina. I actually stayed on the Argentinian side since it´s much cheaper there and I got to have a few last beef´s and some excelent wine, before I go home ; ) Two days were spent by the falls, and a visit to Itaipu, one of the biggest hydroelectric powerplants in the world. It´s on the border between Brasil and Paraguay, and feed Paraguay with 90% of their energy and 22% of the electricity in Brasil!! One day I also visited Paraguay´s Ciudad del Este which is a shopping eldorado for Argentinians ... read more
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South America » Peru » La Libertad » Trujillo June 30th 2008

A little summary from the northern part of Peru Huacas del Sol y de la Luna The northern part of Peru has been a home for many different civilizations stretching about 5000 years back in time. Around Trujillo you can find archaeological places and remains from the Chimu people and Moche culture as the two biggest ones. After I changed my plans and decided to go to Galapagos, I had some time during that day to visit Huacas del Sol y de la Luna, which is two big temples build by the Moche people. Huaca del Sol is the largest structure in Peru, from the Pre-Colombian time. The temples was built by using around 140 million bricks. It´s two impressive constructions and I had a guided tour in Huacas de la Luna (in Spanish...!). This temple ... read more
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South America » Ecuador » Galápagos June 27th 2008

Change in plans II After I changed my plans in Huaraz, I took another nightbus to Trujillo on the north coast of Peru. My plans here was to visit Huanchaco for one day/one night, go to Chiclayo after and then Chachapoyas. I arrived in Trujillo around 6 am, took a bus to Huanchaco and jumped out along the beach in this little fishing town. After been watching the famous fishermen who paddle out on small, selfmade boats for fishing, I was thinking; This is actually what I came for, the weather is bad so I can't stay on the beach. What to do now, the clock is just 8 am!! I went through my plans and figured out that I could do the main things in a couple of days. But I would still have one ... read more
Our boat "Amigo"
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South America » Peru » Ancash » Huaraz June 14th 2008

Changing plans This time I actually decided to not do a trek/climb! I arrived in Huaraz after a nightbus marathon from Cusco. Three nights in a row and Arequipa and Nazca visited in between. I was heading for Huaraz to climb the mountain Alpamayo, who I heard was a beautiful mountain. And since I climbed Pequeño Alpamayo in Bolivia, I was thinking; "I have to climb the big brother as well!" ; ) But after one day of searching for a climbing partner/guide/logistics, I gave up. It was too expensive to do it alone, with a guide, hire the gear I needed and so on. I met some friendly Americans who just arrived to climb for one month, and I decided to do like they did; come back later with a climbingpartner/friend and dedicate the trip ... read more
Bouldering with Cesar and Jamie
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