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Month: November 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Last week I spent a couple of days in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The ministery of Foreign Affairs in Norway pays for a project where my institute helps the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. This project has been going for 4-5 years already, and I have recently been asked to join. It was my first visit to Asia, and the traffic chaos was overwhelming! It can take anything from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours to reach the department from our…

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Surprise visit to Istanbul

Surprise visit to Istanbul

Two weeks ago I was on my way to Dhaka, Bangladesh with two colleagues. We had to change planes in Istanbul. Our incoming flight was late, we were dropped at the opposite sight of the terminal and by the time we got to our gate it had just closed 🙁 As the next flight to Dhaka was 24 hours later, we were put in a hotel (a 5 star hotel, but I think at least 3 of those stars were…

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Winter comes to Oslo

Winter comes to Oslo

I came back from a work trip to Bangladesh last Friday (more on this soon). When I left Oslo the week before, it still felt like autumn. When I came back, it was definitely winter! The temperatures are below zero all day, the trees have lost all their leaves and there is snow up in the hills. On Sunday, I dressed up warm and took the Tbane all the way to Frognerseteren. This is the highest station in Oslo at…

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Hvaler

Hvaler

Yesterday I took the train to Fredrikstad (just over an hour from Oslo), where Marie and Pål picked me up. We went for a walk at Vesterøy in Hvaler. We weren’t very lucky with the weather: it was grey and foggy – but at least it wasn’t raining! The landscape was very different from what I’m used to: very rocky with low vegetation. Here we reached an old fishing village where we had a picknick lunch 🙂 After lunch, the…

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