Today is World Stray Animals Day. While there are no stray animals in Norway, it is also illegal to import former stray or shelter animals into Norway. Adopt, don’t shop, unfortunately does not really apply here – especially when the animals come from outside of Norway. The law that does not make sense Since July … More The stray dog days are over
Just three weeks ago, everything looked pretty great. I had just completed my PPL theory, work was going well, we were about to go to New York for a few days and I was finally about to start my official PPL flight training.Oh, how things have changed… That goes for everyone in most parts of … More All flights cancelled
I realised this month that it has been over two years since I last travelled with the intention of just travelling. That is a very long time and I never would have thought to reach such a stagnant travel situation. But it has all been for a greater cause. Almost three months ago, I started … More All those who do not wander
Logistics: while the Scandinavians seem very good at being efficient and effective, they are not so in all areas; slow mail delivery (customs hold ups?) or bad train connections (one train an hour, really?). And summertime rail works means bus replacements and extra delays for the duration of six weeks!
A couple months have passed and we have settled in quite nicely. We found a lovely apartment in Drammen, which is perhaps not the most happening town of all, but it has everything we need and it is right in the middle between both our places of work. And about that; yes, I found work! … More Working as a waitress in a restaurant
Cycling: how to indicate your turn when cycling downhill and both hands are needed for braking?
Over two years ago, I published a blog entitled “Pilots: I don’t want to date one, I want to be one!” While I still live by the latter, last summer has showed me that I cannot judge people by their professions. I did indeed fall in love with a pilot, and while it happened so naturally … More No way… Norway?!
It almost seemed as if I was not supposed to come to Iceland. While I had never missed a flight in my life, I missed a flight twice in one week; both towards Iceland. The first one was due to a bomb/fire alert, leading to the clearance of the whole train station. The another one … More Little update: from desert to ice
It’s been two weeks since I left Namibia. I spent about three weeks there and, just like before, I did not want to leave. But, I had to. Because I was going to help out at a dropzone in Kenya during their boogie. I had arranged this through Workaway.info, a website that connects volunteers to … More The workaway that made me walk away
For the past four and a half months, I have been living on the island of Texel where my daily life evolved around skydiving and flying. About 99% of my time was spent at either three places: the dropzone (Paracentrum Texel), our house in Oosterend (shared with 14 other trainees) and De Kievit (where we … More My world has never been so small… and I loved it!