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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4 guys 1 ferry

This years travel calender is filling up nicely. We just made plans for the Pentecost weekend, which includes monday as a legal holiday. Leaving on Saturday and coming back on Tuesday, just one extra day is “lost”. No holidays left to use this year. The tour goes to Copenhagen, Denmark. An international group from Norway,…

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Camera gear II – Lenses

Zoom-lenses I own two zoom lenses. One for everyday (24-70) and one for special needs (70-300). I chose to buy Tamron and not the original Canon lenses. Tamron offers very good quality for what I need (and can do with it) with a more affordable price tag. These are the only two lenses I bought new. As it…

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Day trip to Vilnius, Lithuania

I am going to Stockholm around Easter and I thought about what to do in Stockholm. I have been there so many times and I like to do new stuff combined with known. One day of activity followed by a day of rest and doing little. First I thought about a day trip either to Åland…

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Camera gear I – Cameras

Canon EOS 5D Mk II My main camera body. Bought used for a good price. My first full frame camera and I couldn’t be more happy with it. Only the use of CF cards is a bit annoying.   Sony RX100-II My small “on tour” camera when I just want to make snapshots and don’t…

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