Je suis German Moose

And only 4 weeks left until my next tour 10.-14.9.2015. Paris – O la la… Just hoping for my upgrade on SAS and should statr planning what to see in the four days I have (which is not enough – I know). More to come a week before I leave – then I should know more about…

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Going home

The last day of my trip – I have to work tomorrow. The alarm went off at 2 am… Do I have to say more. The plane left at 4:40 am so I had to be at the airport around 3 am. The hotel offers a small breakfeast (bread and cheese/jam, coffee) for the poor…

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A day in and around Longyearbyen

Sunday should be a day in and around Longyearbyen. Again I had to get up early. The car rental hade to take me to my rented car at 8 am. Got a KIA SUV – not bad at all. But first I had to get back to the hotel, take a shower, get some breakfeast…

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Pyramiden

The main goal of the daytrip was reached several hours after start. From afar you can see that it was/is a russian settlement. The ship was fixed to the pier by a guy in russian – miners? – uniform. With the rifle on his back. Sasha was the guide for the tour. Nobody that hadn’t his…

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The boat trip

Today I did a long boat trip that I booked in advance (I like to plan ahead) to go to Pyramiden. The trip was about 11 hours… bus collected all people at the different hotels in Longyearbyen. Quite a few had booked this tour, there was another to Barentzburg and anothe company did alos make some money….

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Svalbard filed bancrupcy…

Woke up to now power on the island. That means no coffee, no boiled egg but breakfeast with candellight. As the receptionist told us, this is not uncommon on Svalbard. It poses no broblem during the summer, but might get ugly in winter.  A fun fact she told us: There is an evacuation plan if…

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Arrival in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

When you take a look on the map, look further north… no I mean FURTHER north. 78 degrees (and some minutes) latitude. An early day up. First flight from Molde to Oslo at 6:55 am and then 9:30 from Oslo to Longyearbyen (the guy who foundet the place was named Longyear). No problems at all….

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Travel plans for 2016 revealed

I like to plan ahead, so my two weeks trip to the western coast of the US is becoming more concrete. Areas I havn’t seen before and it may seem as if it will be a trip a la Japan – but the good thing about impresions is, that you can come back later to…

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New activity starting in october/november…

I’m playing with the thought to start a little bit of internet based education this fall. As I write on my page about photography am I not the best photographer ad there is much to learn to become better. After I visited 3 courses at Enterstudio in Berlin (basic, advanced basic and arcitectural photography –…

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Friday is coming

Just 4 more days before I pack my things and travel up to Svalbard for a long weekend. Never been this far north before, and I am quit sure that there is no other place in the world that is so far north and easy to reach. My camera is ready, batteries charged and I hope for amazing…

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