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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New Zealand – Day 23 – Singapore and a hop to Malaysia

Monday, April 16 2018 We landed in Singapore at 4:00 in the morning. The thermometer is already at terrible 27 degree C and it is said go get warmer over the day. The weather forecast also say that there is a high possibility for rain and thunderstorms. Sounds great. After finishing immigration (I was the…

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New Zealand – Day 17 – Christchurch to Greymouth

Tuesday, April 10, 2108 I managed again to be awake before my alarm went of. More time to get all my stuff ready for the trip today. All searching for my power bank has been in vain. It is gone. That is not good when you use your mobile for geocaching, filming, photos and surfing…

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New Zealand – Day 13 – Karangahake and Waihi beach

Friday, April 6th 2018 My last full day on the Coromandel peninsula. Breakfast again with small talk and another tip for activities for the day. Perfect, because I haven¨t planned anything. The tip includes two spots. Karangahake and Waihi (beach). The trip is not far. The Karangahake Gorge is only 36 km from Thames. A short…

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New Zealand – Day 12 – Coromandel town and Fletcher bay

Thursday, April 5th 2018 New day beginning with breakfast at 8:45 and some more good tips from my hosts Elena and Matthias. They recommend a tour to Fletcher bay in the north of the Coromandel peninsula. Just enjoying the drive and stop where ever I feel to stop. So I drive north, the ca. 55…

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New Zealand – Day 11 – Coromandel east coast

Wednesday, April 4th 2018 Starting the day with breakfast at the owners kitchen. A very nice variety of everything. Elena is providing me with tips for the day – where to go, what to see – and some small talk. The family emigrated from Germany to New Zealand 7 years ago. Interesting to hear how…

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