Ruten in Sandnes

Ruten in Sandnes is not the prettiest place, but it usually serves its purpose. It’s mostly a place-to-arrange-stuff/parking-space/etc. The picture was taken late July 2013, when they were getting ready for the yearly Blink-festival hosted in Sandnes. The Blink-festival is a Ski-festival held in the summer, without any snow. The skis are roller-skis, and usually at least parts of the Norwegian National teams in Cross-Country and Biathlon will compete with other great international athletes. You can read more about the event here.

Squirrel in the park

While it’s not an uncommon sight in the parks in London to see squirrels, it seems to be an eye-catching thing for tourists, including myself. In mid-April 2016, we hung around and walked through enough parks in London, to find more than enough squirrels running around and crawling up trees.

Duckies!

Now I’m probably panicking about finishing the semester, so here’s some duckies. These ducks were swimming around my legs as I popped my legs in the lake on our way back from a walk where I wore the wrong shoes. Let me tell you, the water felt great on my feet and the ducks were pretty cute. This was in May 2015.

Happy 17th of May!

Tomorrow is the 17th of May, which is a big deal in Norway. This picture was taken 17th of May 2016, when I watched the Peoples Parade in Stavanger.

One of my major pet peeves is people constantly “bending” further and further out in the street, and not caring that the people around you might also have people or parts of the parade they want to see. So if you’re ever in Norway on the 17th of May, you should definitely watch any parades in the area you are, and not do this.

I’ve written more about the 17th of May celebrations before, here, here and here.

The Øresund Bridge

In late July 2016 we were traveling around Skagerak and Kattegat, which meant driving across the Øresund bridge, that goes between Denmark and Sweden. Luckily, the weather wasn’t too bad this day, so we actually had a pretty good view of the area.

The tiny dude and the dangerous visit to a factory

Also known as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In mid-April 2016 when we visited London, one of the things we wanted to do was go to a musical. And our choice ended up being Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was pretty great. There were good music, fun effects, great actors, and all in all you could see that there had been put a lot of effort into making it as great as it was.

The West End run ended on the 7th of January 2016, but the musical runs on Broadway, and seems to have a UK-tour stating at some point in 2017.

Palads in Copenhagen

This is a theatre in Copenhagen. It lies on Axeltorv, and was painted the bright colors back in 1989. This picture was taken in mid-July 2016, when the theatre was a bright place to aim for to get to our hotel nearby.

It’s also near the Tivoli and Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square), so pretty central if those are the things you’ve chosen a hotel or place to live from.

As far as I can understand, there might be plans for the theatre to be demolished, but I don’t think anything is set in stone yet. But if you want to see a movie there, maybe check before going.

Big Ben

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Last year around this time, I was in London. And it was pretty great, walking around, shopping and seeing things around London. It was so nice weather most of the days, so we stopped and got some food and sat down at a bench. I’d say the view was pretty great.

I’ve written about Big Ben (and the Elizabeth tower) before.

Flowerpower

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Sometimes, especially if you’re a student, spring isn’t that great, because of all of the exams, hand-ins (etc) that needs to be done when the weather is getting better. Outside the sun starts shining, so that as it gets warmer, you still can’t study outside, because of how impossible it is to actually read what you’re writing on your screen. This picture was taken in London mid-April 2016, and all the colorful flowers can be a cheering element in some of the harder moments. If you have any exams, hand-ins or projects due in the nice weather, I wish you good luck and cross my fingers that the weather will still be nice as we finish those projects and exams.

Southern-Norway on a postcard

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During the road trip around Kattegat and Skagerak in late July 2016 we drove along the southeastern coast of Norway, and one night we stayed at Strand Hotel Fevik, between Grimstad and Arendal. The hotel in itself was quite nice, apparently Roald Dahl kept returning to stay at the hotel. I guess I can understand that with the view we had from our room.