Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Ramen, the Best Japanese Food

I have eaten ramen on every visit to Japan. The following episode happened in Okayama in July, 2015.

It was late when I left Aussie Bar in Okayama, it had been a long night. I was tired, needed to sleep, but hungry as well. I’d heard of a ramen shop, Poku Ramen, just around the corner. It was open until 5am, perfect for a visit after some time in the bar. I headed for it. What could be a better meal before going to bed.

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Sightseeing in Reykjavik

I went sightseeing in Reykjavik in April, 2010

It was April, still quite cold. I was still wearing my winter jacket. I thought it would be warmer here by now.

I was walking through downtown Reykjavik, towards Tjörnin, the lake in the middle of the city. It was my first day in Reykjavik, my first trip here since childhood, I was taking a walk around just to get mental map of the place. Doing some sightseeing in Reykjavik.

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Visiting Iceland During the Volcanic Eruption

I visited Iceland to witness the volcanic eruption in April, 2010

On April 14, 2010, the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted on Iceland, spreading large amounts of volcanic ash all over Europe, grounding all airplanes in Northern Europe for days and disrupting air traffic for weeks. People either on the way on holiday or returning home found themselves stranded in airports, unfamiliar cities or found other, more time-consuming modes of transportation.

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The Norwegian City of Gdansk

I visited Gdansk in December, 2015

We could hear Norwegian being spoken everywhere, all around us, the whole weekend. If we were in the city center we were surrounded by Norwegians. There seemed to be more Norwegians than Poles in Gdansk. A Norwegian invasion.

Flights from Norway to Poland are very cheap at the moment. I paid 500 kroner (£50) for a round trip Trondheim-Gdansk. Add the cheap prices in Poland and visiting Gdansk for a weekend can actually save you money.

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