Shopping, geocaching and Maultaschen

A whole day out. Started early to get my glasses fixed in Dortmund. Got the best customer service possible. Cut down the time from one week – which would have meant going around in old glasses for a on time – to 1 hour because I have to travel so far. Perfect! A little bit…

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Castles and ice cream

A nice and sunny day to wake up. Fresh rolls from the bakery and late breakfast. Plan for the day is to go to the Münsterland north of where my parents live. a 45 minute drive over side roads (highway is boring in nice weather). First stopp is Nordkirchen castle, a nice “Versailles style” castle…

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The holidays have started

Finally two weeks of holidays. Spending 9 days in Germany and 6 days in Stockholm. Starting from the airport at 10 am has some advantages. You can “sleep in” – at least more than taking the 7 am flight and take the cheaper bus (1/10th of the taxi price). Hoping for some better weather home…

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Going to HEL(L)

I did it once more. Again I used my lunch break to dream about travelling. Unfortunately I found a cheap flight from Stockholm to Helsinki in Finland. There is not much more to say. I booked it. April 20th 2017 starting at 8:45, returning at 20:40. That gives me a nice day in the Finish…

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Camera gear III – Tripods

The main one Living in Norway you are “confronted” with a lot of landscape. That is why I got my first non-15 Euro tripod. I wanted something that was versatile, has the right height for a guy of 1,85 meters and has a good quality without killing the budget. After a long research on every…

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Geocaching 2017

Last year was the first full year of me geocaching (than you Blacksheep for introducing me to this activity!). Every place I go, I try to find at least one of the small boxes, collecting municipalities and countries. I finished the challenge to find one in every municipality of my county, which took a weekend…

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Why not start planning for 2018

As always I like to start thinking early about travel yo get the best information and the best deals. But this time I started of with a bit of a dilemma. Where to go for my big birthday tour next year (Easter 2018)? I had an idea of going to Brisbane, Australia for three weeks. Including…

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Vänersborg and home

Leaving IKEA after a 3 hour shopping spree I finally booked a hotel in the small city of Vänersborg north-east of Gothenburg. Been there before, so nothing really new here. Found the Best Western Arena hotel near the city center at a price for 590 SEK. Acceptable. And again, Waze showed me the way in the…

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On the way to Jönköping – or not

Finally I came home from my trip to Sweden on Sunday. I left the hotel at Oslo Airport Gardermoen around 8 am after a nice breakfast. On the road again, down towards Gothenburg. The highways around Oslo are not the best and you have to pay toll for them. Combined with a speed limit between…

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Mad chair syndrom

Ok. Some tours come my way without planning it. To complete the furniture in my livingroom I needed 2 armchairs from the same series as my sofa. Saved the money and wanted to order today… But IKEA decided to take it out of the system and a call to the hotline got me the information, that…

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