Author: cuyunorsk

Easter in Barcelona

On a short visit (Easter break) to Barcelona sometime ago, we have not booked a hotel in advance and thought we’d just find an accommodation when we get there.  Turned out, Barcelona was fully booked. So we spent the entire day walking to find a place to sleep.  While at it, we came across a

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On the Road Again – Colorado to Utah

I was lucky to join a 7-day geological field trip sometime ago which started at Colorado National Monument,  to the Arches National Park, Moab Fault, Jim Canyon.  It was around this time of the year, and we were warned that it could be quiet hot and that we should bring sunscreens, sunglasses etc. but that

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Road trip for Kinderen – from Kinderdijk to Bruges

May holiday is coming up!  May holiday is unique in the Netherlands and for us, it is extra special because we celebrate Julia’s birthday in May.  Looking back, in 2015, we took the kids on a road trip to the South of Holland and to Belgium.  Our first stop was Kinderdijk which literally means Children’s

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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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