Month: March 2017

Et Eventyr – in Stavanger

Stavanger – the oil capital of Norway, center of the Norwegian ‘oljeeventyret’ (oil adventure) which started with the Ekofisk discovery in the late 60’s (10 years after the Groningen gas field discovery).   On a visit to Stavanger, we took Kuya to the Norsk Oljemuseum.  It houses interactive exhibits and actual equipment from the oil and

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Tulips from Flevoland

It’s nearly spring! The crocuses have woken up – splashing violets, whites and the occasional yellows here and there.  In a few weeks, the west of the Netherlands will be in full bloom.  It is not one of the ’50 Drives of a Lifetime’ per Nat Geo’s recommendation for nothing. One of the highlights in

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Lulworth Cove – for geology enthusiasts

The coastline in the South of England is very pretty.  Joel and I were lucky to have visited this World Heritage Site in separate occasions – both geological field trips.  The dramatic landscape is truly a ‘must-visit’ for geology enthusiasts. Here’s Joel with his best pose. And here’s the hard core geologist dog. There are

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Mom’s notes – weekend with her ‘apos’ in Goteborg

July 7, 2012.  It was a foggy, Saturday morning. We had not even eaten our breakfast.  We just hurriedly packed our clothes in just one backpack. We looked like runaways as we rushed in the drizzle towards the bus station, with little baby Julia still sleeping peacefully in her stroller, unaware of what was happening around

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Road trip to the lovely Rhine

“The castled crag of Drachenfels Frowns o’er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom’d trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter’d cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine,   Have strew’d a

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