Amsterdam in more or possibly less than 1000 words

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A picture can tell more than a thousand words. Here’s 54 from our latest transit tour of Amsterdam. I’m not sure if they cover 1000 words, but I know they cover thousands of seconds of a very long day rolling through the streets of the canal city on rented and dented bikes. The dutch capital has […]

Amsterdam in transit

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After a long summer of mostly work and little free time I am finally back in East Asia and Seoul, by way of Amsterdam. Had a long transit in the Netherlands on my way here, and so I finally got the chance to actually visit the city whose airport I have visited far more than […]

Cosplaying in Kristiansand

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My work takes me to the nicest, weirdest and coolest places, and also introduces me to the nicest, weirdest and coolest people that I would otherwise not have met. Earlier this summer my colleague and I ventured outside of our dark, college newspaper-looking office space to meet up with three local cosplayers. We spent an hour […]

Palm trees and sunshine

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  The busiest weekend of the summer is over, and I’ve spent the entire day on the couch watching TV and generally not moving a muscle (with the exception of a short trip up the street to get some Indian food with the parents). Palmesus has become an annual tradition, and this year (my fourth year […]

Summer is here!

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Hello world! Since last we spoke I’ve relocated to Norway for the summer, and already finished my first week of this summer’s mandatory “I need to work to make money to survive”-period. This year, like last year and the year before that and the year before that, I’m working for the hipster-section of the local […]

MERS vs finals

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In case you don’t follow the news (shame on you!), South Korea has seen an outbreak of MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrom) in the last couple of weeks, and the country is going bananas. Masks are sold out everywhere, people are canceling vacations and hundreds of schools have been shut down. Conversely, MERS is not […]

1 coffee, 2 term papers, 3 weeks

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I’m currently entering that exciting period known as “pre-finals week”. There’s only 3 weeks left of the semester, and as the weather is growing increasingly humid and scolding hot (summer is coming!), I am spending most of my time in air conditioned coffee shops and libraries. Game of Thrones is keeping me company every Monday […]

Korean food: Bulgogi

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The late Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti noted in his biography that: “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” I have met people in my lifetime who honestly don’t care about or care for food at all, […]

Happy Norway-day!

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Yesterday we travelled to Busan in the south of Korea to celebrated the 17th of May with over 500 Norwegians who live, work and/or study in the country. Cue flags, traditional costumes, singing, marching bands and Norwegian food (waffles!). This is my second time to Busan, and the first that involved summer and warm weather, […]

City guide: Seoul

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7 months have flown by, and I am still not completely used to the fact that I actually live in this great city. But 7 months have meant a lot of excursions, treasure hunts, blog reading and instagram stalking, and I am at least confident that I am learning to understand how Seoul works. And for […]