Arrival

Interesting airport – terminal one is round with a lot of funny escalators. Priority luggage means it comes out last… That is why you pay extra. But bothing to complain… Got sparkling vine and Barcardi Cola on the plane – plus some food. Then you are confromted with a language that is fairly unknown to me….

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Up up and away

And now it has begun. On my way to Paris. Enjoying the waiting in the SAS Lounge at Oslo airport Gardermoen wirh sole food, drinks and quietness… In Paris 19:30 and hope to get to the hostel not too late. The day tomorrow will start with a walking tour theough Paris and an evenig walking…

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Upgraded flight with Optiontown

Somtimes I like to try to get a little bit more comfortable on my tours. For the trip to Paris, I tried to get upgrades to business class with Optiontown.     They offer the possibility to upgrade your flight (for some airlines – SAS is one of them) for a fee that mostly will be…

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I’m on 500px

I’f you doen’t want to search for pictures I might or might not have uploaded – go to my own page on 500px. They have an application for wordpress, but I don’t like it that much. So try the real thing… The link is www.500px.com/bgregull Enjoy!

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Bicycle tour to Julnest

Doing a short (20 km) bicycle tour from home to Julneset which is a recreational area west of the city. A nice ride on good bicycle lanes. Warm weather – the sun is actually shining. Will do some sauna and hot tub on my way back at Moldebadet. Hipe you enjoy your Sunday!

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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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