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My Pride, My Thai part 40: Departure Bangkok


So, the hourglass finally emptied for the last time and I was on my way back to the airport. Like many ties in the past, my heart …

My Pride, My Thai part 39: Final memories of Bangkok


During this trip, I’ve made so many increadible memories to live on for the rest of my life. But while you think this would be sufficient …

My Pride, My Thai part 38: Baiyoke Sky†


One of the perhaps coolest rooftop-views in Bangkok is from the viewing platform on top of Baiyoke Sky Hotel towering above Pratunam …

My Pride, My Thai part 37: Bangkok by night


Bangkok, the city with the world’s longest name, is a giagntic living†entitiy. WHen you first arrive from Europe or anywhere else, …

My Pride, My Thai part 36: Chatrium Riverside


What an amazing couple of months it had been: I stayed in luxurious resorts, budget hotels, met with dignitaries as well as wonderful …

My Pride, My Thai part 35: Not for sale


Like everywhere else in the world, also in Bangkok, you can be assured that land is a very valuable commodity. †While some jump …

My Pride, My Thai part 34: Km38


By now, it should perhaps be the worst kept secret ever, but my fascination with coffee in Thailand still spirals each time I’m …

My Pride, My Thai part 33: Kanchanaburi


As I have mentioned in my Captain’s bLOG a couple of times before, life and work in Bangkok is for me an extremely busy time, but …

My Pride, My Thai part 32: Hua Chang Heritage Hotel


Upon my return to Bangkok again, I had been invited to check out and check in at an amazing-looking hotel I had noticed while walking …

My Pride, My Thai part 31: How spicy do you like it?†


One thing that I do love about Thailand, is that it’s all about the food: the endless choices and delicious tastes. You can literally …

HRH Queen Sonja of Norway


Personally, I think the symbolic effect of the Norwegian Royal Family is something that can not be bought for money, and that they …

My Pride, My Thai part 30: The very odd resort experience


For my return drive back to Bangkok, I had a hotel reservation for a rather odd resort experience at Khao Yai national park, not …

My Pride, My Thai part 29: Returning to Sakon Nakhon again!†


So-called holidays in Thailand are for me always rather extremely busy days, because there is always so much I want to do, so much …

My Pride, My Thai part 28: Ayutthaya


Over the years, I have probably been to Ayutthaya just north of Bangkok more times than I can recollect. It’s within an easy reach …

My Pride, My Thai part 27: Coffee's Love at Petchaburi


I have to apologise, I can no longer find the newspaper article which was featured in Bangkok Post and which so informatively told …

My Pride, My Thai part 26: Hua Hin - Bangkok via Had Chao Sam Ran beach


From Hua Hin, most people will go by the highway as it is indeed the fastest and simplest way back to Bangkok. But, if you wish …

My Pride, My Thai part 25: Prachuap Khiri Khan - Hua Hin†



The freedom of having a car, and being able to travel around Thailand as you please whenever and wherever you want, is perhaps …

Thai Airways direct flight Trondheim - Bangkok


Some time ago, I had a wonderful (re-occuring), but rather strange dream. From what I can remember about this dream, is that I was …

Earth 100 million years from now


Further to my previous Captains bLOG entry, here is another truly interesting film from youtube that I really would like to share …

North Sentinel Island


It’s Sunday afternoon, and pretty much as usual, I’m surfing youtube for all sorts of interesting documentaries and films, and come …

Crystal Symphony on South Park


Recently, while walking by a TV that was on and where South Park was airing, I noticed a very familiar ship being featured. The …

My Pride, My Thai part 24: Hello sir….†


Everywhere you go in Bangkok, as well as many other tourist places in Thailand, there is one short sentence which I have, as a foreigner, …

Why are we friends on Facebook?


For this Captains bLOG entry, I'm going to touch an issue which might be considered both cheesy and stereotypical, and which perhaps …

My Pride, My Thai part 23: A world away


Not too many decades ago, travelling from Scandinavia to Thailand would be a massive undertaking and in most cases, a once in a …

My Pride, My Thai part 22: The homecoming


One of the absolutely best feelings that I know about, is that very moment when the wheels of an aircraft that I'm on touches any …

My Pride, My Thai part 21: The new dawn starts right here†


After what appeared to me as two endless weeks at work, it was finally again time to return to my local airport in Norway, near …

Running through 2015


For the entire time last year, I used an activity monitor and an app from Withings, and some months back, they sent me these numbers …

No way!†


With my obsessive fear of height, there is absolutely no way I’ll ever dare to do what the man in the video below does. Trust me, …

Photography is back on the timetable again


As winter FINALLY becomes spring, creative juices are flowing again and the camera gets used more and more frequently each day. …

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