Category: Travels

Sete Cidades and driving around on São Miguel

• July 18, 2006 • Comments (0)
Sete Cidades and driving around on São Miguel

It’s our first whole day on São Miguel, the biggest of the Azores islands. K and I have had a great time today, but let me start by writing a few lines about yesterday. We arrived in the afternoon, after a 5 hour flight, and were taken to our hotel by bus. A ride that […]

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Colorado sky, mountains and houses

• June 12, 2006 • Comments (4)
Colorado sky, mountains and houses

I’ve finally uploaded my USA pictures to Flickr. Some of them are available to friends and family only, but if you feel you belong in one of those categories, please add me as a contact and I will add you so that you can look at them. My alias on Flickr is skrivanet. You’ll need […]

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Stuck at Heathrow

• May 16, 2006 • Comments (1)
Stuck at Heathrow

Mom and I are on our way home from Denver. It’s been a long journey. I had trouble sleeping on the transatlantic flight (Chicago-London), and mother didn’t sleep at all. Some 35 minutes late we reached Heathrow, where we accidentally ended up at the wrong terminal for our connecting flight.We had to go through security […]

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In Colorado, shopping

• May 12, 2006 • Comments (1)
In Colorado, shopping

I am sitting at the big desk in P&D‘s study/play-room. It’s 8AM and I’m not quite awake yet. Like the previous morning I started my day off with a nose-bleed. The air is so dry here, since we’re 1600 meters above sea level. That also means you get tired more easily. The house is Big, […]

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The Running of the Tubs

• May 6, 2006 • Comments (1)
The Running of the Tubs

It’s our last day in Hot Springs, and we’re heading into town to watch the Running of the Tubs, a race where different teams participate, dressed up and with carriages consisting of a bathtub on wheels. The tub is to be filled with water, and there should be atleast one person in it. Yesterday evening […]

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Arkansas car ride

• May 3, 2006 • Comments (0)

summer in spring and the roller coaster ride of Plum Hollow road cardinals brightening the day like stoplights and we go on through the gates and out into lush nowhere Arkansas 50 mph zigzagging hills narrow bridges and escapes everything American big: trees houses cars scattered diners houses on wheels and construction work people are […]

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The hot springs

• May 1, 2006 • Comments (3)
The hot springs

It’s 30 degrees Celsius, which is just weird on May 1, but of course a nice change from our first day here. Barbara equipped us with hats and water bottles and took us downtown today, to the historic district where all the bathhouses are. At the visitor center we were told the history of the […]

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The Unitarian Universalist church of Hot Springs

• April 30, 2006 • Comments (0)
The Unitarian Universalist church of Hot Springs

Now, the Unitarian church isn’t really a faith in its own, in the sense that it hasn’t got a crede. Instead they work for unity and understanding between the many different denominations and their views are very liberal. Carl is the chairman of the church, and he’s somewhere between an agnostic and an atheist. That […]

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At Carl & Barbara's

• April 30, 2006 • Comments (0)
At Carl & Barbara's

We wake up to all the new sounds, the birds of Diamondhead going off like alarms in the early morning sun. Mother mistook one of them for a ringing phone yesterday, and I still don’t think she’s quite convinced that it isn’t. We’ve been in Hot Springs, Arkansas for two nights now, arriving Friday night […]

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Ryanair to charge for checked-in luggage

• January 26, 2006 • Comments (1)

I just read in DN that Ryanair is to charge a fee for passengers who have luggage to check in. Each item will cost 3.5 euros if you check it in via the website. If you do a normal checkin at the airport the fee will be 5 euros, writes Ryanair. In return, the company […]

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Vlog: 40 m/s at the top of Åreskutan

• January 20, 2006 • Comments (2)

Funny that when I feel warm for the first time in four days I’m in a place where it’s -15 C outside, and the wind almost has the strength of a storm. In Barcelona, where it was around 10 C outside, it was very cold indoors. There are no regular radiators in Spanish houses, only […]

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Three days in Barcelona

• January 18, 2006 • Comments (2)
Three days in Barcelona

Finally a break from all the walking! Doing Barcelona in three days wears on your feet. But it´s fun too. We´ve seen a lot of interesting Gaudí buildings, done a bit of shopping and strolled round in the old town and El Born. Yesterday we went to a Tapas place a friend of Gitta’s had […]

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