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Calling in from Prague

09.07.2006 15:27

It’s me, the lots-of-updates guy! I usually try, but I generally don’t get any further than thinking about it. I am, of course, talking about making a post in my blog.

Right now, I’m in Prague, enjoying the sun and a good vacation. We arrived here yesterday, and we’re leaving tomorrow. And as I’ve come to notice, that’s not nearly enough to experience the multitude of culture this city has to offer. At least we know that now for next year.

My only sadness is the loss of Internet connectivity, and I don’t have the ability to bring along my laptop to the Internet café I’m at now. I do have the ability to use the GPRS connection off my mobile phone and connect to the Internet using my laptop there, but using GPRS from Eastern Europe costs about 4 or 5 times per megabyte than back home, so I’ve come to the conclusion that I can use that connection, but only in extreme emergencies. Another bad thing is the Czech keyboard layout, which is quite different from the Norwegian layout (or even the US layout), making it hard getting used to. The letters themselves (a-z) as well as the numbers (0-9) are in the same places, though (as is the same difference between the Norwegian and US keyboard layouts).

Other than that, it’s been nice. So far, the route has been the following:
July 1-2: Oslo, Norway
July 2-3: Langeskov, Denmark
July 3-5: Berlin, Germany
July 5-8: Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
July 8-10: Prague, Czech Republic

Meaning, we’re checking out tomorrow morning and setting “sail” for Leipzig in Germany, where we have hotel rooms waiting.

And yes, the road trip part of my vacation is hot, awful and tiresome. Only the end stops along the way make the trip worthwhile.

I’ve taken a few photos, although not as frequent as on last year’s trip, but still a small handful. I’ll try to post ’em when I get to a proper Internet connection (ie. somewhere that allows me to connect my entire laptop), and, of course, if only I remember to update my site.

Summer holiday 2005, part 2 of 2

18.01.2006 18:37

Summer holiday 2005, part 2 of 2

As I was saying in part one, we were going a trip down Europe, stopping by Opatija in Croatia and Zalakaros in Hungary. I finally got around to bother writing the second part. Hopefully, I’ll still be able to recall from memory the rest of the storyline. I’m just thankful I already prepared and uploaded all the images a long time ago, those will definitely aid me in the writing. If you missed the first part, here it is:

Article: Summer holiday 2005, part 1 of 2

And so we continue…

Summer holiday 2005, part 1 of 2

15.07.2005 05:30

Summer holiday 2005, part 1 of 2

This year, we’re going a trip down Europe, stopping by Opatija in Croatia and Zalakaros in Hungary. And in case you’re wondering, I am writing this while on the road. God, I love my new laptop. And while I’m at it, I’m also using Microsoft AutoRoute 2005 to plot out the actual route we’re taking, and Jasc Paint Shop Pro to output the maps to a save-able image file. Let’s just see how far I can keep this up.

And just so you know, we left town on the first of July, meaning that each day count also represents the day of the month of July 2005. Nifty.