Monthly Archives: June 2010

Oslo, Day Two

I overslept. This midnight sun is hard to adjust to. I hurriedly packed up to make my check-out time (missed that too, but they were nice and didn’t charge me), and got another cab over to the Thon Hotel Stefan … Continue reading

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The Harbor of Oslo

I am finally feeling better (I think the anti-nausea pills were enough to get me over the hump). I took the train to Oslo, Norway, today with one train transfer. Big red has gained some weight due to a couple … Continue reading

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Aquavit, Vaxholm and the Vasa

I got out into Stockholm for some more sightseeing. I went down to one of the two main boat embarkation points and caught a boat for an island called Vaxholm. This is out in the archipelago of Stockholm, where there … Continue reading

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Sparkling Sweden

Now that all my western-civilization-based errands are done, I can do some sightseeing. Today was the Gamla Stan and the royal palace, and the historic park of Skansen located on the former royal hunting grounds. I took the metro to … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is Actually Next to Godliness

Well, across the street from it, anyway. I went to the only Laundromat in Stockholm, directly across from the Gustav Vasa church. There, for 200 Kroner (that’s $25, approximately), I did two loads of laundry, including soap and full drying … Continue reading

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Postal visits, Airports, Busses and the Metro

On my last day in Tanzania, I had some shopping and mailing to do, as usual. What was not so usual is that the box was 19.5 kilograms. It would have been heavier too, if they’d allowed it. I gave … Continue reading

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The Ngorongoro Crater, Last Stop

This place is a large caldera, or crater, left behind geologically after what was a mountain blew itself out volcanically. It is the largest of its kind on earth that is still intact. After the game drive and visiting the … Continue reading

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