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Case of the Mondays #34: Tromsøysundet

Case of the Mondays #34: Tromsøysundet

Ah, it’s another Monday. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? Fret not! Another installment of Case of the Mondays is here to help you deal with it. Or at least distract your mind from all that as you scroll through and enjoy a big panoramic image of an awesome place. Just click on the image below to open up the full version (give it some time to load) and use your arrow keys to move around and see all the details. Then click anywhere or hit Esc to close it. That’s it for […]

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Case of the Mondays #28: Oslo Harbor

Case of the Mondays #28: Oslo Harbor

Ah, it’s another Monday. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? The to-do list is growing faster than you can cross things out? The weather is getting colder? Or not getting colder fast enough if you are down south? loans rent Fret not! Another installment of Case of the Mondays is here to help you deal with it. Or at least distract your mind from all that as you scroll through and enjoy a big panoramic image of an awesome place. Just click on the image below to open up the […]

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This, That, and the Rest

This, That, and the Rest

Whoa, it has been about two and a half weeks three weeks now since my last post about the fun we had with sculptures in Trondheim. In fact, I believe this is the longest break I have taken from the blog in over a year – I was “offline” while I was in South America in spring 2012 because I cracked the screen on my MacBook Air. But nothing bad happened this time around. Indeed, lots of cool things have happened lately (and more are lining up) that I am very excited about and wanted to quickly share with you. Scandinavia […]

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Sculpture Fun in Trondheim

Sculpture Fun in Trondheim

After the End of the World party in Oslo, a day wondering around the snow wonderland in Tromso, the 25 hours at the north-most city on the planet, and another brief stop in Tromso, I have arrived to Trondheim – my last one-day stop on this crazy hop-around-Norway-in-six-days trip. But first, a few pics along the way: As I gave up on trying to find a host on couchsurfing (for whatever reason, most people here don’t even respond to requests….) and booked the cheapest hotel I could find (no a single hostel here!), Andreas came through at the last minute […]

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Dogsledding with Green Dog Svalbard

Dogsledding with Green Dog Svalbard

Horse riding – check! Camel riding – check! Elephant riding – check! And now, dogsledding – check! When I was planning my trip up to Longyearbyen, I had a hard time figuring out what I could actually do there since I was only visiting for a day. The usual activities involve snowmobiling trips, glacier excursions, mine explorations, and even flights and cruises up to the north pole. Sure, they all sound awesome, but none of them could be done in a day so I was stuck scratching my head. And then I stumbled upon a four hour dogsledding excursions by […]

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Case of the Mondays #20: Longyearbyen

Case of the Mondays #20: Longyearbyen

I just got to Stockholm late last night (actually, more like early this morning) so I have not had a chance to check out the beautiful (from what I hear) city yet. Instead, I give you panoramic shot of the inlet and the mountains just north of Longyearbyen. I have about four different panoramas from this point, but I like this one the best with my shadow in it. So put whatever you are doing away for a second, click on the picture to open up  the full version and enjoy this wildly beautiful natural landscape. Hope that helped a […]

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Staying Warm 1309 km From North Pole

Staying Warm 1309 km From North Pole

After experiencing more snow than I could possibly imagine during my quick stay in Tromso, I was off to my next adventure – visiting the north-most settlement in the world! Located just 1309 km / 813 miles from the geographical north pole, this is the equivalent of Ushuaia at the tip of South American continent – the last habitable place one can visit. Anything past that involves a cruise or a flight to get to the poles. The town is located on Spitsbergen island, a part of Svalbard archipelago – a somewhat disputed territory between Norway and Russia with the […]

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Tromso Snow Wonderland

Tromso Snow Wonderland

Being from Ukraine and enduring three winters in Iowa, I am not exactly new to snow. But holly Santa! I was not prepared for THAT much snow in Tromso. When Stine and Solveig told me that they just got two meters of snow shortly after Easter, I did not think much of that. That seemed like a lot, but then again, we would get quite a bit of snow in Iowa as well. Still, being way above the Arctic circle, Tromso ain’t Iowa… And I realized just what I got myself into as soon as I got there. I had to take a […]

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Case of the Mondays 19: Tromso Harbor

Case of the Mondays 19: Tromso Harbor

The Case of the Mondays series is back after a short break! But first, let me give a quick recap for those of you that may have stumbled upon my blog just recently – instead of the regular posts with lots of awesome pictures (I figured if I keep telling myself that, then eventually I will end up taking awesome pictures), on Mondays I make a quick post with a single panoramic picture from a unique place I have traveled to. You should be able to open the full screen version of the panorama and pan around (pun intended) to […]

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Chris Guillebeau’s End of the World Party

Chris Guillebeau's End of the World Party

After about 24 hours on the road, I have finally made it to Oslo and wasted no time heading out to Chris Guillebeau’s End of the World party at a small bar in the center of town. The party was the kick in the butt I needed to finally bite the [pricy] bullet and plan a trip to Scandinavia. Crazy? Sure. But like with any other addiction, I will take any excuse to get back on the road! cash now no credit The party itself was two-fold. Chris was turning 35 so it was a birthday celebration. But far more […]

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