Friday, April 30, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Home :-)

Sasha & Ivar are wiser

& older, happy birthday you too!

View from "At the top" in Dubai

Visiting the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The
view from 124th floor was quite spectacular!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monopoly

A classic & I'm ready to buy houses!

Thai dinner at Lisa & Jonas'

Yummy, thanks!

Time to head home

My work in Sydney is over for now and it is time to say goodbye to the
clock tower and head back home :-)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Issy is finally '25' years old!

... Again;) Happy birthday!

Let the stink begin!

Annual Garlic week at Cafe Sting - I had a delicious beef burger!

Sydney harbour ferry ride

I went to Manly beach right outside of Sydney yesterday - I took the ferry at sunset so I got a nice view of Sydney on the way over to Manly. Read more about Manly here: http://www.manlyaustralia.com.au/ . And here are a few photos:





Is there some logic to this

These are some of the Australian coins and as you can see; the larger the coin the less it is worth?? The problem is that the 50 cent coin is HUGE and fills up my wallet pretty fast.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tour of the Sydney Opera House

I took a short tour of the Sydney Opera house today as I got the afternoon off :-) The Opera house was spectacular today with the crisp, blue skies in the background and it was fun to learn a bit about the history of the opera house. The inside is not as spectacular as the outside by the way. No if only Stavanger had the same visions when building the new concert house :-) The Sydney Opera house was designed by the Dane Jørn Utzon and was estimated to cost about 7 million Aussie dollars - in the end it cost more than 100 million! Talk about budget problems ;-)







Doffen!

Not just a ghost or a rumour-it's Kristoffer

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A couple of pics from Sydney

Due to network problems at work today I got a bit of time to take a walk outside :-) Here are a couple of pics...I walked in the botanical garden and it is filled with flying foxes - also known as bats. They were quite noisy as they were fighting over the branches to hang on to :-) Here is a bunch hanging around in a tree



Sydney opera house of course


The local birds in the park is a bit different from back home

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Asle's dream boat

I think that if Asle could build a boat it would be something like this :-) Seen at the Maritime museum in Sydney.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sunday morning in Sydney

I have just landed and reached my hotel. Now if I can only get a
room ;-)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Back home again

And making risotto made with stuff bought at KaDeWe in Berlin

Friday, April 2, 2010

You can get lots of good beer in Berlin

Mocca testing

Einstein kaffe has some excellent espresso, mini brownies & Americano.
Sadly, the mocca didn't live up to expectations.