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That can’t be right


A few days ago, while I was browsing hotels.com (for the fun of it), I came across a 2,5 star guesthouse in Chieng Mai, with an …

Blueberry kisses from Bymarka


It’s unavoidable: the summer is almost over, way too early for me, and for many more people. The leaves are already changing colors, …

Edda Freya 

This week, a rather unusual visitor came to town. These days, when many oil rigs are being shut down by the government, and oil production …

QM2 vs the K


Tonight on versus, the massive RMS Queen Mary 2 versus the much smaller Korsfjord. As my luck would have it, and because the QM2 …

A Monarch in the moonlight


As I mentioned in my previous bLOG entry, last night was one of those rare, gorgeous nights to be at work. If you had been the director …

What a wonderful night


Last night was one of those absolutely gorgeous, and extremely rare summer nights. The fjord was calm like a mirror, from one side …

Too cute not to share


Back several decades ago, I recall seeing an exhibit somewhere in Bangkok where displays such as the one below from Bangkok Post, …

Mein Schiff 5


A few hours ago, Mein Schiff 5 came to Trondheim from Tromsø. As luck would have it, today we sailed around her stern, and I managed …

Memories of Royal Viking


I guess it’s no secret that Viking Ocean Cruises are the modern day reincarnation of Royal Viking Line in so many ways: and their …

A rainy day for the Emerald Princess


A few days ago, the Emerald Princess docked at Trondheim, Norway, for what best can be described as a very wet and cold day. This …

Classic cars on display at Trondheim


Yesterday, on Saturday August 13th 2016, there were a lot of truly beautiful cars on display at the city center of Trondheim, and …

In the spirit of Summer Olympics


As the images from the opening of 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio rolled across the TV-screens all over the world a few hours ago, I …

The vanishing Bangkok


Some time back, I created and shared a blog entry about the vanishing teak-mansions of Bangkok (see here). I think it’s really sad …

Your desire, our creation of new heights of flying...


I guess it's really no big secret for those of you that knows me even a little bit: I have many various opinions, but Thai Airways …

To falling in love...


As you all probably know from own experiences, falling in love is a wonderful feeling. Think of the moment when you see something/…

The Bangkok cliche 


A well known, and old cliche is the saying that if you let Bangkok get under your skin, you will never be able to fully leave. I …

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