|I have written a book about the 198 countries in the world. The Norwegian version hits the shelves in September,|
whereas the English version should be ready for release next year. Photo: Linda Cartridge/Samlaget.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Thursday, July 03, 2014
|Some antenna towers must be secured better than others. This is on Faroe Islands.|
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
|No need to pack the burqa I tried on in Afghanistan for my next France trip. Photo: Marius Arnesen.|
Monday, June 02, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
|Foto: Øystein Garfors.|
Eg var så heldig å verte invitert til å halde hovudtalen i Naustdal på 17. mai, 2014. Talen følgjer under i skriftleg form for spesielt interesserte.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Take no prisoners! We aimed high, missed a flight and lost three hours. When we also ran into a closed road, we were a few minutes short of improving the current world record, visiting most countries in one day.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
|Gunnar Garfors (left, Øystein Djupvik and Tay-young Pak at Oslo Airport the day before the day.|
Photo can be used free of charge, please credit garfors.com.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
|Endeleg ferdig med heile verda. Foto: Hans Olav Nome og Vegerd Skjefstad.|
Eg er endeleg ferdig med mi aller første bok som straks vert given ut av Samlaget. Ho skal heite noko så kort og konsist som "198." Ganske enkelt fordi det er dei tre siste siffera i telefonnummeret til Samlaget sin marknadssjef, Siri Ifarnæss. Og fordi det er 198 land i verda, fordi eg har vore i alle, og fordi kvart land får sitt kapittel.
Monday, May 05, 2014
|They visited 17 countries in 24 hours. Photo: 30days30years.com.|
Four friends had a mad idea in 2012. They wanted to see how many countries they could visit in 24 hours. They managed 17 countries in Europe, narrowly breaking the former record of 16.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
|The beautiful and sometimes peaceful, sometimes fierce Aker River runs through Oslo.|
But how many bridges crosses it?
What do I do when I not travel? I am, contrary to popular belief, actually quite fond of Oslo, the city in which I live. I have walked, hiked, biked and jogged almost everywhere in town and written articles about what to do here. One of the things you really ought to do is walk along Akerselva, or Aker River.
It's probably the most beautiful and peaceful walk in town.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
|June 19, 2012 in Caracas. The day after setting the Guinness World Record.|
On June 18, 2012 I travelled to five continents in one day together with Adrian Butterworth from the UK. We had the honour of visiting Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America, all in the same day.
A world record.
Friday, February 28, 2014
|FM radios on offer in Moroni in Comores. They do however not have DAB signals in the air.|
Norway will switch off FM as the first country in the world in January 2017. Digital Radio Norway is a non-profit organization that provides information about the shift in technology. It also deals with marketing of digital radio and consumer law considerations.
Monday, February 17, 2014
|Why fly if you can cargo ship it? En route São Tomé og Príncipe.|
What do you mean you are not impulsive, adventurous, restless or hyperactive? Well, bloody do something about it. Why? Because it is the only real way to travel.
I'll give you a few tips. Inspirational ones. I hope.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
|The Britten Norman Islander is landing on Westray after two minutes in the air. Papa Westray is in the background.|
Photo: Wallace Shackleton (©).
Forget in-flight movies, magazines, on-board internet, meals or drinks to help pass time in the air. There simply isn't time for any of the options above on the world's shortest scheduled flight. Two minutes in the air is as close as anyone will get to real island "hopping."
Friday, February 14, 2014
|Freetown-Lungi International Airport, Sierra Leone. Aka. FNA. How can you add that in a sentence?|
Why do you pick just that particular travel destination? Sometimes there may only be one reason to go to a specific airport or to travel between several; The airport codes. I have looked at some of the best three letter abbreviations. And combinations thereof.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
My deadline was February 5, and I managed to meet it with 7 hours to spare. The end result consists of stories from my travels all 198 countries of the world, categorized in 21 themes such as food, drinking, the -stan countries, island hopping, love (?) and troubles.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
|This boat has seen better days. A nice playground, though. On the seafront of Sukhumi, Abkhazia.|
The Olympic winter games will soon come to Sochi in Russia and thousands and thousands of people will be visiting. But the trip doesn't need to be only about winter sports. Why not combine your sports trip with a visit to break-our republic Abkhazia, only 140 kilometers away? Not heard about it?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
|Guaranteed double happiness from this Chinese cigarette brand?|
Where should you go to find inspiration, to, say smoke? Presumably to the country where they finish more cigarettes than in any other.
But where would that be?
Monday, November 25, 2013
|Fuleco, aka. Tatu Bola is the official World Cup mascot. He will not get any holiday during FIFA 2014.|
So, it is official. Brazil has gone mad.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
|Should I go back to India?|
Thursday, October 10, 2013
|Broadcasting in Norway.|
What is seemingly the best reason to delay a decisions? By refering to something better, often a technology, that is in the process of being developed. Or at least, in the process of being planned.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
|Stockholm by night. CC licensed photo by linkahwai.|