City walk… and more rain (Canada/USA 2019 – Day 17)

Less rain today. After breakfast I make my way into downtown, close to the Sears tower (that’s what it still is for everybody). Even with a little rain, I want to do the architectural free walking tour. It is the same guy who waited for all the participants yesterday. Me being one of them (without…

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Walking tours and gums (Canada/USA 2019 – Day 8)

First full day in Seattle. I slept a little bit longer, but the US like their terrible thin blankets and a pillow that is too small. That makes me miss my bed. A quick shower and then to breakfast that is included in the hostel price. There are toast and bagels, with butter, jelly, cream…

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Seattle here I come (Canada/USA 2019 – Day 7)

Waking up early like every day. 5:30 is a little bit early. But I have time to lie in bed. Karen is picking me up for the airport at 10. I am thankful for the service and happy how the last days were. Totally worth the detour to Calgary. The city itself has not that…

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Bushwalk and wet feet (Canada/USA 2019 – Day 6)

Jet lag is still with me. Woke at 5:30 (which is the normal time now). ENough time to do nothing in bed and get up around 7. Shower and breakfast. MAking some sandwiches for the tour today. Karen is at my place at 8 and brought coffee. Nice. On our way to the meeting point…

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I gave myself some tech presents..

Hohoho… Christmas is close and I decided to give myself two presents. After changing my camera gear to the Micro Four Thirds system I had one great travel lens. But I wanted something for just taking with me on a walk, not the full 24-120 mm spectrum. On the net I found some review about the Olympus…

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A weekend in Sørlandet

This weekend I have been visiting friends close to Arendal in the southern part of Norway. I have been to this region once before, but then I spend a rainy weekend in Kristiansand (not to mix up with Kristiansund – that is some 500 km north – so don’t program your GPS the wrong way!)….

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The end of an era!

I did something drastic… After 26 years using Canon film based SLR and DSLR cameras (time flies by) I made the decision to sell everything I had and buy something new. When I went on my tour to New Zealand earlier this year, I took with me both the Canon EOS 5D MII and 2…

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Kiev – Day 4 – Kiev

Monday, Mai 21 2018 One man down again. The last evening was too long for Magnus. But the rest of us manage to get to breakfast at 10:30. A good breakfast is always a good start of the day. And what is the easiest way to get to a place in Kiev and the Metro is to…

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Kiev – Day 3 – Kiev

Sunday, Mai 20 2018 Sleeping as long as possible we get up and down to breakfast at 10:30 with 30 minutes before they close. Nice breakfast. We are missing Lasse who took a late night – or should I say early morning. He is out of order for the moment. So we decide to give him…

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Kiev – Day 2 – Chernobyl/Prypiat

Saturday, May 19 2018 Early morning and we have to get up. The bus is leaving at 8:00 from the southern entrance of the central station. Breakfast starts at 7:00 and we were told we can be there a little bit early. The driver is ordered for 7:20. That should get us to the bus with…

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