I’ve got a new favorite city! Liverpool is a really great place to visit for things to see, things to do, things to…

I’ve got a new favorite city! Liverpool is a really great place to visit for things to see, things to do, things to shop, stuff to eat and drink, and generally having a good time.

The average Scouser turned out to be far more friendly, helpful and hospitable than rumor would have it. It takes some time to attune your ear to the scouse dialect, but I have to say that I now officially love it 🙂 The Liverpudlians are genuinely friendly and helpful, and a pleasure to be about. I’ve been to London many times, but I have never been greeted like we were in Liverpool. A fantastic experience! Perhaps they were reflecting my happiness, but if they were – it was because I had a really great stay in their city 🙂

Even if you aren’t a huge Beatles fan or Football aficionado, Liverpool has much to offer. If you stay away from the handful of posh/touristy traps, living and eating/drinking really is quite affordable. Accommodation can be very reasonably priced in the summer months, if you f.x. find one of the student apartments that are available for renting during the summer, or take in on one of the many other apartment hotels. It seems that late July was the end of the summer sales, and I went home with far more stuff in the luggage than I planned to 🙂

We stayed at CARO Short Stay Parker Street (https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/parker-street-caro-short-stay-ltd.en-gb.html) and was very happy with that, as it is dab smack in the middle of “downtown”, with shops/restaurants/bars all around, including a large grocery shop next door that was open until midnight.

I am already thinking about another visit to this lovely city!

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That sinking feeling when you have to catch a flight and are about turn onto the motorway entry ramp and see that…

That sinking feeling when you have to catch a flight and are about turn onto the motorway entry ramp and see that the traffic has come to a complete halt? The split second decision to continue another half a round in the roundabout, and take the old back roads to beat the queue! The relief when you realize that you made the right decision, and make it on time and hear on the radio that the road was backed up for miles due to a collision on the main bridge? Fortunately, no major injuries.

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“The Trolls of Trollholmsund” Porsanger – Norway

“The Trolls of Trollholmsund” Porsanger – Norway

Are the names of the unusual dolomite stone formations that have given this place its name.

I took this photo just before sunset, at 01:39 in the morning! Gotta love the midnight sun up in the north! 🙂
From my photo essay: http://tiboine.com/2013/11/30/trollene-i-trollholmsund

An ancient Lappish legend tells the story of a group of trolls who wandered down from the moors of Finnmarksvidda. They were carrying a chest of gold and silver. When they came to Porsanger they wanted to enter the cliff and started to dig caves in it. But they couldn´t make the caves big enough and wandered further on.

The trolls came to a headland and had to cross the fjord in order to reach the other side. But by this time the sun was rising. They had to drop the chest they were carrying. And before they could go into hiding, the sun shone on them and they were turned to stone.

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