it’s a Captains Life - One heart, two countries

Værnes - Gardermoen - Suwarnabhumi


This year has seen many trips to the land of smiles, Thailand. At some point, I even felt like I was a true commuter. I think there …

BIA Security Checked


My suitcase is old and a well travelled companion. I can’t remember how and when I got it, but it must be at least 2, if not 3 decades …

The Golden City and a piece of the Berlin Wall


If you ever ask me and tell me to be completely honest, I will most likely tell you that I truly detest (as in hate) winter, snow …

Thailand in my heart


Many people knows me as the somehow out-of-the ordinary person with an unending love for Thailand, and the Thai people. In my defence, …

The Norwegian National Museum of Justice


In Trondheim, Norway, we have a pretty cool - and entrance-free - museum called the Norwegian National Museum of Justice (locally …

Just for laughs tonight


Creating a blog is relatively hard, writing is kind of fun, finding something interesting to share is near to impossible. By now, …

Ila Firestation Cafe


At Ila, Trondheim, there is an old firestation converted into a tiny and cute coffee shop. The space is not big, but perfectly cozy. …

Port of Trondheim collection


The webcameras of Trondheim Port Authority (link to them here) are most of the time showing little activity, but once in a while, …

Saturday Thai humor


It’s Saturday afternoon, it’s raining and blowing outside - one of those great days you can spend the morning in the gym, and afternoon …

A recent sunrise at Trondheim


A few weeks back - actually 2 months exactly - we had one of those spectacular sunrises above Trondheim. Thankfully, this was one …

Nidelven lights tonight


Tonight, new floodlights were tested on the old dockhouses along Nidelven river in Trondheim, Norway, for just one hour between …

Thai Airways again


It might just be me, but I have always had a soft spot in my heart for their advertisements. I think they have a certain Thai flavour …

HS-THB A350-900 descending to CNX


This is a part of the final descent towards CNX (Chieng Mai International Airport) on a test flight of the brand new A350-941 aircraft …

Congratulations Chatrium Riverside Hotel and Residences


I’m so exstatically proud of my Bangkok “crib"! As I have mentioned so many times in the past, this is an amazing place to stay - …

The end of HS-TEH


Through this year, I guess it’s no longer a big secret that I have given my passion for the airline-industry a serious rebirth: …

Am I a “wanderluster"


On the other extreme side of the spectrum are the wanderlusters – or explorers, rebels, thrill-seekers, whatever you want to call …

Ship drawings


Further to my previous bLOG-entry, here is another really cool link for all those of my readers that are remotely interested in …

A Farewell to Ship Life


Late last night, I had a browse through my old bookmarks-folder… you know, the folder in for example Firefox where you put things …

Eight great job interview tips to keep


As a friend of mine is heading to what could possibly be a life changing career-change tomorrow, he asked me for some tips. Naturally, …

The inspiring King


What could be more suitable right now than to share these two Thai animations called “The inspiring King”, created from the stories …

If this doesn’t make you...


If this doesn’t make you want to go cruising right now, I think nothing, or very little, will. I first became aware of this guy's …

A Scandinavian gold member


Finally, my Gold membership card from Scandinavian Airlines arrived, promising me better services everywhere I go, as long as I …

Autonomous ships on the Trondheimsfjord


With wide support from the government and other authorities, it has been decided that the future of Norwegian seamen once again …

The new way to fly in style


When the First Class cabin and it’s ammenities on any of the world’s leading airlines is not exclusive or good enough, why not charter …

A flashback by request


A while back while at work, we started talking about that summer day while I still served on the ferry FOSEN, and we met the Norwegian …

Captain returns to Hong Kong with style


I’ve been to Hong Kong several times in what feels like my past “life”, when cruise ships were my home. Earlier in September this …

A cemetary under the city


Earlier this week, the local media reported that a team of archeologists had found a previously unknown church and cemetery under …

Everchanging Bangkok


It is said that when you first arrive in Bangkok, there is a big chance you will not like it, and for some, even hate it. The traffic …

Magellan marks the end


On Tuesday, November 8th 2016, the Trondheim cruise season was ended with the visit of Magellan. The ship was on the way south from …

Busy, but fine… and yes, alive


After nearly 3 months away from my keyboards, where should I begin, where should I start picking up the pieces....perhaps a good …

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