28 February 2007 @ Moscow,
It is very difficult to see, but the person with the black hat on
the picture is actually me as an secret under-cover agent working
for the Danish Intelligence Agency. My cover is due to the fact
that the above picture is taken at the very center of Belarus - at
least that was what was written on the stone.
My girlfriend and I went to Belarus this weekend
in order to enjoy Minsk?! Here a question-mark quickly appears,
because can one enjoy Minsk - is Minsk worth visiting? The answer
is two-sided; if you want to look at beautiful architecture, then
there is absolutely nothing to see. If you want to see the last
reminder of the Soviet Union controlled by a powerful president or
as many state dictator, then Belarus is indeed your next holiday endeavor.
In the coming future I will write a more comprehensive
report about our trip, but I will already come with a small
comment as to many foreigners attitude towards Belarus. A
question: As a tourist I will likely be stopped by police for a
"random" document check - which country do I have in
As a tourist I did retain myself from criticizing
the president, but nevertheless I was not stopped by police - not
even for a "random" document check. Which country and
city do I have in mind this time?
I am confused, how about you?
17 February 2007 @ Moscow,
Today I discovered the website
and blog of Dr. Charles Simonyi, who is going to be the next
space tourist. Simonyi will be launched into space with a Soyuz
spacecraft on the TMA-10 mission together with two Russian
cosmonauts in April 2007 if everything goes according to plan.
Simonyi has been working at Microsoft
as chief architect for Microsoft Word and Excel and is now CEO of
his own company: Intentional
His website is very fascinating reading about
his training and space launch preparation at the Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre
12 February 2007 @ Moscow,
3... 2... 1... GO! Saturday the 10th February I participated in
the "downside up" Russian Challenge Ski Race at Bitsa
Recreation Zone just outside Moscow to the south. I was part of Danfoss'
corporate team with number 7-1 (see the picture) in the 4 times
500 m free-style relay race. It was the first time I had skies on
for 3 - 4 years, so I was quickly outrun by my fellow skiers. But
thanks to my three other colleagues we won the company relay race
and took with us home a nice trophy.
After the relay race I attended the 10 km
free-style competition or rather for me it ended up in being
classic Nordic skiing most of the way. It was liberating, fun, but
also exhausting. After approximately 6 - 7 km almost all my energy
had vanished into thin air, but I "climbed" the mountain
and crossed the finishing line - and not as the last one... at
least that was what I was told:-)
It was a great and nonetheless a strange
feeling to be cross-country skiing not more than 200 m from a
10-lane highway and with 17-story buildings in the topping the
horizon. However the area is nicely shielded from the traffic
noise and ski tracks nicely prepared, so it was definitely not the
last time I visited Bitsa - a small part of Norway of the
footsteps of Moscow.
The annual race is organized by the charity
up" in order to rise funds for helping children with
Downs syndrome in Russia.
4 February 2007 @ Moscow,
One of my friends sent me this really nice link
here) to a video of somebody who has problems with driving. To
be honest it is one of the better ones... enjoy the ride:-)
8 December 2006 @ Moscow,
Yesterday, today and tomorrow I
will hate spam, but sometimes I just get spam emails which are too
stupid! Here below I will spam my own website with one email I
just received today. Before you read on (which I will actually not
recommend), I can add that the Russian city Kaluga is something
like 2-300 kilometers from Moscow to the Southwest. We are
currently experiencing the hottest December (until now) so it is
very unlikely that our dear sender will die soon due to cold
weather. The temperature in Moscow is by the way 5 degrees on the Celsius
scale:-) Here you go:
Please excuse me for this letter.
My name is Valentin. I'm student and I live with my mother in a small town
Kaluga, Russia. My mother cannot see and she receive pension very rare which is not enought even for medications.
I work very hard every day to be able to buy necessities for my mother, but my salary is very small, because my studies still not finished.
Due to deep crisis authorities stoped gas in our district and now we cannot heat our home. I don't know what to do, because the winter is coming and the weather will be very cold. I am very afraid that the temperature inside our home can become very cold and we will not be able to survive.
Therefore I finded several e-mail addresses and thank to the free internet access in our local library I decided to appeal to you with prayer in my heart for small help.
If you have any old sleping bag, warm blanket, electric heater, warm clothes and shoes, electric water-boiler, canned and dried food, vitamins, medicines from cold, any hygiene-products, I will be very grateful to you if you could send it to our postal address which is:
Rileeva Str, 6-45.
If you think that it would be better or easier for you to help with some money, please write me back to my e-mail
email@example.com and I will write you how to send it safely, if you agree. In this case I will be able to buy a portable stove and heat our home during the winter.
I hope to hear from you very soon and I pray that you can help us. I also hope very much that this hard situation will become better in our region very soon.
From all my heart, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2007. I wish that the New Year will bring you hapiness and all your dreams come true.
God Bless You,
9 November 2006 @ Moscow,
I have got several requests for more pictures of our hostage taker
- so here you have it. Notice the firm paw on the right side.
Earlier we stated that he was 2 months old, but that is in fact
not true since we now got his birthday confirmed as being on
September 13th, 2006. Accuracy is not a key Russian trademark:-)
7 November 2006 @ Moscow,
A small terrorist has taken us hostage since last week. He is 2
months old and already knows how to spread international terror
with its claws.
26 April 2006 @ Moscow,
Chernobyl... nothing more should be said. Now
it is precisely 20 years ago the nuclear power plant went out off
control creating one of the biggest catastrophes in human history.
Still the planet is again on the nuclear track after a period of reluctance
towards developing new nuclear facilities. We seem to forget that
we are human, thus we make mistakes and we will do them again,
even if we try our best to avoid them. Let us face it; we can not
make a 100 % safe nuclear power plant and the consequences of
worst case scenario is so devastating and destructive, that it is
not even worth taking even the tiniest risk. And even if we really
could make a 100 % safe nuclear power plant there are still other
issues remaining - that of the highly radioactive waste and the
radioactive parts of the power plant itself. These things has to
be dealt with - an issue we still need to find a durable solution
I am not against harnessing nuclear power. I am
against nuclear fission, which is a technology of the past.
Nuclear fusion is the future. Yet, the problem is that financing
the development of the technology from its infancy and into
operational power plants are still being done in small steps.
Mankind should speed up this development and be totally devoted
towards fusion, which at least in theory is much safer and creates
radioactive waste at a far smaller scale. Until we can utilize
this technology we should direct our attention towards alternative
energy such as wind turbines, wave-energy, bio-energy, solar
energy and very efficient and clean coal and gas power plants.
Please give the victims of the Chernobyl
disaster a thought - are we ready to face the consequences of
nuclear power? Read Olexiy Breus and others victim's stories - go
12 December 2005 @ Moscow,
The first weekend of December I went to Kiev together with Marina
and I had to admit that the trip proved to be a very nice one! You
could really feel the "Orange revolution" on yourself -
at least I could feel it at the Ukrainian border. How? It comes
down to the fact that Yushenko abandoned the need for getting a
Ukrainian for Danes and many other nationalities. That move was
the reason for us going to the Ukraine and not Belarus.
I know that I'm somehow off topic, but I have
to give some acknowledgement to the Russian border guard, because
even though he awaked us at around two o'clock in the night he
still managed to be very nice! He wished me a very good journey
while giving my passport back. For those who doesn't know Russia
and Russian border guards very well; his action is somehow
comparable to a Danish border guards kissing foreigners on the
Or .... maybe he was under heavy influence from
Kiev citizens?! We spent 2,5 days in Kiev and didn't encounter any
annoyed people, who you quite often meet in Moscow. No, the
citizens seemed much more open towards everybody. Another
worth-to-mention thing was that in Moscow you normally see a small
army of policemen on the street, at metro stations, railways
stations etc. However in Kiev they seemed to have gone on
vacation, at least they were almost nowhere to see. Again I want
to further mention, that you don't feel much safer in Moscow,
because the police is somewhat not very thrust worthy. Please
leave a message if I'm making prejudgments.
The 2nd day we were there it began snowing -
making the city mysterious and even more interesting. It really
came to life... as a huge billboard (see below) was proclaiming
outside the windows of our hotel; "Life is getting more
6 November 2005 @ Moscow,
As mentioned yesterday I anticipated that our
(me and my girlfriend) bus trip would be pretty awful. But to be
honest the only good thing I can say about it, is that it was 2,5
hours shorter than my journey to Volgograd. So my legs only had to
survive 14 hours this time.
I have to add, that we took another bus
company this time, because it had a late departure at 22.00 in the
evening. One can wonder how the company's name can be "Nice
when their bus was a middle-aged Daewoo bus! If one think that
there's no space in a German Setra bus, one should definitely try
A bit more information about this South-Korean
made bus; it is made for smaller than European people, so my 197
cm got sincere problems when the man sitting in front of me turned
his seat back. Then 197 cm becomes very delighted to understand
that the passage in between the rows can be used for long-leg
I have to say that the bus driver was very
nice, at least when he didn't play Armenian music in Russian over
the internal loudspeaker system. No, I don't have anything in
particular against Armenian music, thus I also used my ear-plug's
when he played mid 90' English easy-listening girl power
After 4,5 hours of bumping on crap and here I
really have to stress "CRAP" Russian roads, we became a
rescue vehicle for a stranded bus from another company, which also
was heading towards Moscow. To my great surprise the bus was the
good Setra I gave so many nice thoughts.
So, why did I have to write the above? To be
honest, it was because I really whished Russian far far away, but
then again... what do one remember the most? Bumpy roads or nice
plain state-of-the-west roads?
5 November 2005 @ Volgograd,
Every vacation comes to an end
unfortunately and this applies also to my week in Volgograd.
Here I visited my girlfriend's parents.
In a few hours I will leave by bus from
the main railway station in Volgograd - the one you can see
here to your right. I will have plenty of time to think
about how nice the week was, because the bus will be 15
hours or more on the road to Moscow.
How I survive being cramped together in
such a small space for such a long time I don't really know.
I always swear to myself that I will never do it again - but
it is a cheap way of traveling (20 € one way - 1000 km).
The weather and company was however nice
13 September 2005 @ Moscow,
I know that the above picture is huge, but how can
you downscale a 240 m building onto an inch size picture? To those
who don't recognize the magnificent building - it is of course my
beloved Moscow State
University's main building. I was so lucky to
witness Moscow's 858th birthday in a very spectacular way. 8 years
ago Jean Michel Jarre made a huge light and laser show in order to
celebrate the city's 850th anniversary on this exact spot using
the building as a huge screen. It was such a huge success, that
Moscow couldn't live another 10 years without such an event. This
time it wasn't Jean Michel Jarre, but the Bolshoi Theatre and some
other Russian artists, who made this fantastic show!
That was somewhat the beginning to my 'second
term' in Russia. I have been here a bit more than 3 weeks and
haven't really been making any statements, yes, someone could
accuse me of getting a Soviet attitude to things:-) To be honest,
I think it is more due to the fact, that I'm working hard at The
Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow as a research assistant in the
commercial department, and as of that time is getting limited. If
I should make some notes about my job until now, I would say that
it is very different from what I have been doing before. Now my calculator
has been replaced with fax machines and telephones, and the Danish
weekly Ingeniøren with
In order to make a happy ending, I sincerely want
to thank Danish State
Railways, because they offered a superb
service to my girlfriend and me. The 19th September we took the
earliest train from Esbjerg to Copenhagen with a further
connection to Copenhagen Airport. We almost had one hour of slack
between our arrival and the closure of check-in. Unfortunately our
IC3-train constantly triggered it's emergency breaking system some
250 km from Copenhagen. After we had been sitting there for 45
minutes all passengers were transferred to another train heading
in the same direction. But because the train wasn't express, why
had no way of reaching Copenhagen in time for the check-in
procedure, so we explained the situation to the conductor, and
ended up in a taxi from Kolding to Copenhagen Airport. After 240
km's in a taxi we reached Copenhagen Airport just 3 minutes before
closure of checking-in. The Danish State Railways paid around 520
€ for our taxi ride. The two one-way tickets from Copenhagen to
Tallinn cost around 60 €:-)
6 August 2005 @ Esbjerg, Denmark
For more than a week ago I finished my service at DEMA
in Næstved and now I'm enjoying my summer vacation. In fact since last
Sunday and until yesterday I have been in Ho - a small town on the
west coast some 30 km from Esbjerg. Here I visited my grandmother
who lives in her holiday cottage during the summer. Unfortunately
we were witnesses to ongoing rain, but we managed to enjoy around
two hours of good weather at the Skallingen beach, as you can see
on the above image.
A part of the Skallingen beach and surrounding
sand dunes are closed due to the presence of landmines from the
Second World War. It is believed that around 10.000 mines still
are remaining in the area. Most of the mines are anti-personal
mines and therefore potentially dangerous to people. It is
believed that around 5 % of the mines can be harmful even today.
The above information is roughly what you can find
on the website of The Danish Coastal Authority.
But there is more to it than that. I have mentioned it here,
because until recently (this year) one could walk freely in the
area. I have done that a couple of times and never even seen trace
of any mines. Before it was only restricted to walk in the
sand dunes, but not on the beach.
According to the Ottawa Convention from 1997 among
many things all signing states should clear all areas with
landmines. Denmark has signed that convention and thereby
committed to clear the Skallingen landmines by March 1st
Danish state will most likely not be able to do that, because the
sand dunes move every year and nobody knows where the mines are
situated today. Some mines can be many meters below the surface
and yet again some can be far away from the shoreline below water.
Anyway if it proves to be possible to clear all the remaining
landmines it will be extremely expensive.
So Denmark will be in a dilemma. Should Denmark
clear the area at whatever cost it may bring or should we ignore
the Ottawa Convention? Here I have to note two things. First;
nobody have ever been killed or mutilated in the area. Second; the
area can't be used for any commercial development and nobody lives
there due to the status as a conservation area.
Instead of clearing the area Denmark should direct
the money to clearance of landmines in third world countries,
where landmines are mutilating and killing people every day. That
makes better sense because there you will actually save life. In
Denmark you will only save the country's reputation - which is
19 June 2005 @ Esbjerg, Denmark
I haven't really published anything new on this
site for a month or so - sorry for not doing that! But, I have
been busy... and now I'm as free as the above bumblebee. I was
very lucky, I was out shooting pictures for Emporis.com
and heard the pleasant sound of bees, so I turned my camera down
to the flowers instead of the nearby buildings. I think I managed
to catch the above picture after taking around 50 or 80
While Speaking about Emporis.com
- I got an upgrade from photographer to editor on the site as of
3rd June, so now I'm even more eager to shoot more high- and
lowraise buildings, churches and water towers etc. Especially
water towers have arised my interst. Recently I have been amazed
about the many beautiful water towers there are hidden away in
many Danish cities. They really have to be careful not to get
their picture taken.
Okay, let's go back to why I have been so busy
lately. This week I have attended two examinations, one in German
and one in Russian. It meant I had to read a minimum of around 130
pages of German and 80 pages of Russian to prepare for these
examinations. The Russian examination was even split into an oral
one and a written one. I finished the written examination some
time ago on May 20th.
So how did it go?
I'm very satisfied. I got 10 at my German
examination in Thisted this monday and for those who are
interested it was Danish C-level. With Russian I was very happy
too, because I had no idea how much was required for the
examination, because I never attended one single class of Russian
within the borders of Denmark. All my classes have been in Moscow
and that dates at least back to last summer! I received 8 for the
written part and 9 for the oral part of the examination. The exam
was a B-level, which equals a higher secondary level here in
Denmark when we are speaking about Russian;-) A-levels exists, but
not really for Russian strangely enough. The B-level is also
enough to enter the Russian studies at university at the
universities in Aarhus, Odense and Copenhagen.
Above all this I have been doing a lot of work
at the Danish
Emergency Managenemt Agency... sorry, but the most of you
would never understand what the abbreviation "DEMA"
means:-) I have been helping the editor of the magazine Sprøjten
to finalize the next issue and so it happened. This friday it went
to the printing works and now we are waiting in excitement until
Hope the summer will be good and warm!
14 Maj 2005 @ Esbjerg, Denmark
Some of my pictures of the Moscow Monorail have
been published on the Norwegian website bytrafikk.no
which is a website for public transportation in urban areas in
Norway. The article is written in Norwegian.
24 April 2005 @ Esbjerg, Denmark
Yesterday I went with my friend Kenneth to get some high altitude
action by gliding on the skies. After a half an hour journey from
Esbjerg we found the spot Bolhede where a small airfield belonging
to a glider club were situated. The weather was a bit cold but
nice anyway with the sun peaking through the clouds now and then.
On the picture you can see me and Gunner who was the pilot for the
time being. I was lucky to get the front seat or as they would
call it on Eurosport; "The best seat in the house".
After jumping in the parachute and getting some small info on how
the instrumentation worked - we were ready.
3-2-1... ignition.., yes if it would have been
a rocket then it would have sounded like that. Here they just
hocked a very long cable to the glider and ignited more than 300
horses at the end of the cable with the result of the plane being
almost catapulted 350 meters into the sky. Very cool, but somehow
also a bit scary to look directly up into pure infinity and down
onto solid death. But Gunner quickly straightened the glider and
began searching after some up drifting air.
I was lucky and after 5 minutes we were doing
circles in an air bubble with hot upward flowing air. After in my
opinion sickening many circles Gunner put on straight forward
going course after reaching 750 meters, which was the maximum
altitude we were allowed to reach this day. Wow the view from up
there was magnificent!
After one hour as a bird we made a rather rough
landing - after I asked about the necessary landing strip required
to land. Gunner then demonstrated that the space needed for
landing was very small indeed. Even though I couldn't have been in
the safest hands (Gunner had over 30 years of experience!) I was
happy to be on firm ground again.
22 April 2005 @ Ho, Denmark
Denmark is a nice place to be when the
weather is nice. So it was on this sunny friday where I
joined with my parents, who were giving my grandmother and
her many thousend things a lift to her summer house i Ho.
In one of the winter storms a tree had
fallen to it's side and was just screaming after a chainsaw!
As you can see on the pictures the tree
really got what it deserved and I some fun. It can also be
seen that I really wasn't prepared for doing some work which
is the reason for my highly un-appropriate clothing. But
won't you do everything for you grandma;-)
7 April 2005 @ IC3-train to
Last weekend I went on to my parents
summer house for a day or so. It was nice to be there again
- to be honest I can't remember when I have been there the
last time. As you can see on the picture the weather was
just wonderful. The day after I went to Blockbuster to rent
a movie with my friend Kenneth. I just want to tell you the
story, because I really think that Blockbuster have some
I gave them my membership card, but the
woman working there said that it was more than 1 year ago I
rented a movie the last time so I needed to make a new
registration. To do that I needed my yellow social insurance
card and a some identification with a picture. No problem,
but I had forgotten that my visa card doesn't have any
picture any more, and my drivers license was a temporary one
without a picture. But I had a student card with a picture
and around 10 other cards with my name on it, but no she
refused to let me rent the movie. In short; Blockbuster in
19 March 2005 @ IC3-train to
I'm back again,
after not having written anything on my website for ages.
I'm sorry for that!
A lot has changed in my life the last two - three months.
The 24th December my friend Marina came to Denmark just in time for
Christmas and stayed here until the beginning of
While Marina was here I graduated as an engineer
with a speciality in production management.
The last 1,5 month I have been serving in Thisted with DEMA
I Thisted I have been doing many interesting things such
as learning to rescue people, fire fighting, first aid and
yesterday I got my truck license (EU categori C).
The picture here to the right is me with full breathing
equipment on ready to enter a burning house - which by the
way is as fun as it is serious.
Last monday things again changed because I got the
position as the Denmark-wide spokesman of the conscripts
serving in the Danish Emergency Agency. From now on I will
take office in Næstved.
21 December 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
My and my girlfriend are very happy
today. A bright light somehow went on at The Danish
Immigration Service and they approved my girlfriends visa to
Denmark - after 9 weeks! Normal processing time is 4 - 6
weeks by their own standards. I want to thank the Danish
people for approving such horrifying immigration laws.
7 December 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
Today the date of my graduation examination
went public. Hopefully I can call me an engineer on the 26th
January next year if everything goes well. I can see that it is
going to be a hard time that is coming.
4 December 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
Today I have been playing with some
RSS feeds. As a result of that I have taken an action to introduce
a RSS news feed on my website. You can incorporate or use my news
feed with this link.
It features the updates that comes on this page so you are always
update easy and instantly. If you are not familiar with RSS, you
can find more information on Wikipedia.
28 November 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
It is true. Denmark is invaded by foreigners. I catched six of
these with my camera today. I think these creatures don't really
bother about what is going on in the Ukraine. They would neither
support Yushchenko nor Yanukovych, but would support freedom and prosperity.
They do that because they lack the hatred which comes with age and
instead they have an open mind. Open to new ideas, new countries,
new people and new friends.
Whatever we are witnessing in the Ukraine is
has probably only just started. We don't know where it will lead,
but maybe to the election of Yushchenko or Yanukovych? To both? To
a third man? Or to a the disintegration of the Ukraine as we know
it today? However it comes out, let's cross our fingers for one
thing - that it will happen without it coming to any bloodshed!
With the picture above my thoughts are going to
my friends in the Ukraine;-)
26 November 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
Today I was lucky to meet a Russian and
some Polish guys who were doing a petition for a fair
election in the Ukraine and in favour for Yushchenko at
Aalborg University. It made me happy and the initiative was
great - so of course I signed it. Further information about
supporting the opposition can be found at PORA.
19 November 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
What a day. A guy called and offered me a
bicycle - an offer I couldn't reject. So I travelled 60 km
by train to the north to Hjørring, bought the bike. An then
with ice hanging down from my beard I drove the 60 km back
to Aalborg in total darkness and cold:-)
But it was worth it - I got a really good
18 November 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
A good example of what a day can bring
without you know of it was yesterday. It was not more than 6
hours before this picture was taken that my friend Kenneth
called and said that he was on the road from Tønder to
Aalborg - around 290 km. It ended out in being a pleasent
evening eating pancakes in the the company of my neighbour
31 October 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
On this the last day of October the weather has
been just fantastic, which this magnificent picture above tells.
It's taken from the hill of Sohngårdsholm in the south east
corner of Aalborg and the view is towards the center for the city.
I just had to take a ride on my bike in this weather. Best luck
with next month and let's hope it will start happy - like with an
election of Kerry instead of Bush. Kerry will not be a perfect
president, but hopefully he will show a better understanding of
the world we all are living on, than George W. Bush who didn't
even have a passport before being elected as a president.
Why can I take upon me such an opinion? I can
do that because the election of the American president has
enormous influence on the rest of the Earth because the USA thinks
of itself as the leader and policeman of the world. If the US
thinks like that we have to care and draw up our opinions. If you
want proof of this just ask yourself when was the last time the
Danish prime minister was in the news for policing around the
23 October 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
After 13 rides and 520 km to Støvring
and back again it finally happened - an accident:-( On my
last km to home I managed to kick a plastic shopping bag
into my bicycle resulting in my bicycle pump falling down on
the road... milliseconds later I smashed it with my back
Oh, I forgot. I have to go to Støvring
because the company (Hydrema)
in which I'm writing my graduation project is situated
26 August 2004 @ Volgograd, Russia
I wish to make my condolences for the 89 victims and the families of the victims of the air disaester in Russia on the 24th August, where a Tupolev-134 and a Tupolev-154 airplane crashed heading to Volgograd and Sochi from Moscow. Especially because I myself will travel with Aeroflot on the 3rd September from Volgograd to Moscow by a Tupolev-134 airplane.
22 August 2004 @ Volgograd,
Now I have been in Russia for over two months time, and a lot have happened. I have travelled twice to the Baltic States to get new visas - first in Tallin and then in Riga. Now I am currently living with my girlfriend's family in Volgograd preparing for and Russian language exam at a intermediate level. On the 11th August luck struck when I catched some lightning with my camera near where we are living.
10 June 2004 @ Aalborg
After many touch
days the system VS6 came to a halt. The VS6 group consisted
of five people studying industrial management and reached
point of no return on the 72nd day of service running the
operating system "writing report ". Now VS6 will
reboot into safe-mode. Device Anders will execute program
Aeroflot and while; date > 7 July, the command line
"Russian vacation" will be run. Else the command
line "study Russian" will be run until buffer
overrun is reached.
27 May 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
Today I went for a 105 km bicycle ride to
the beach Slettestrand at the North Sea. As you can see on
the pictures the weather was marvelous and just couldn't be
better at all. On the top picture I'm having a rest in the
small, but beautiful town Gjøl. The bottom pictures was
taken just after leaving Gjøl and is is a field of rape - I
think. I have to admit that plants and crops aren't my best
Under all circumstances the view is and
especially was very impressive. It was my first bicycle ride
here in the North of Jutland - and the nature in this area
is incredible. I just can't believe it;-)
14 May 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
I would like to congratulate the crown prince
Frederik and crown princess Mary of Denmark with their wedding
today. I would like to wish them luck with their future, may it be
long and great.
9 May 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
I have begun reading the Bible this week, so I
have also begun writing an article about the Bible with my
personal view on it. The article will never be finished. The idea
is that it will grow while it get further down the lines of the
Bible. My grand goal is to get more knowledge when it comes down
to religion. Many discussions somehow rely on knowledge about the
Bible. You can find my article under the "Articles"
section of my website.
7 May 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
Now I have taken the final step in the
IP-telephony world. I've joined the fast expanding group of people
who have a normal domestic telephone number via VoIP. You can
reach my by the dialing +(45) 36 94 87 15 from any telephone in
the world! The service I'm using is run by www.musimi.dk
which currently is one-man nerd company. But with my feeble
knowledge I think he is sitting on a chest of gold, and his
company will probably grow like www.jubii.dk
(the very successful Danish search engine) to a blockbuster
company in no time. Anyway I can have my hopes.
4 May 2004 @ Herning, Denmark
This weekend I went together with 10
other students from Esbjerg to the prestigious IDA-cup 2004
in Herning. The IDA-cup is a game for students of
engineering. Our good team "Fæ"nomenerne won the
championship in "unserious" soccer, which also is
the reason why I have a medal on:-) Who could anyway think I
would win a normal soccer competition. One of the rules
were; you make a goal, and you are out until you have
finished a can of beer!
11 April 2004 @ Ho, Denmark
I was home for Easter, and went to my
grandmothers summer house in nearby Ho, and what can be more
relaxing than chopping firewood? Unfortunately almost all of
it were already chopped! Apparently my grandmother is still
doing some wood chopping, even now she's 82! As usually I
managed to brake the handle of the axe, it's good I wasn't
employed as a Viking some 1000 years ago.
Have a nice Easter.
29 March 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
Thomas and me enjoying some rice porridge
after a long and touch weekend - I think especially for
Thomas:-) What you can't see, is that I should have had a
visitor from Russia, but that was unfortunately stopped by
the Danish Immigration Service. A decision of which I don't
understand, but clearly a result of a very offensive Danish
4 March 2004 @ Aalborg, Denmark
My good American friend Jeremy living somewhere in
Mexico City has been so kind and translated my pancake
recipe from English into Spanish and English. Hope he will go to
Japan soon, so I can get it in Japanese too:-)
17 February 2004 @ Esbjerg,
I spent the weekend in my birth city at
the Campus Party of University of Southern Denmark Esbjerg
and Aalborg University Esbjerg - my old university. There I
had a great evening with my friends and of course I couldn't
attend the party in such a suit without dancing lancers - I
have to admit that I could have been in better training,
than I was in. I will leave that for next year.
12 February 2004 @ Aalborg,
|Today I went to
the police auctions for buying a bicycle for my friends,
when they are on a visit. I was lucky and got a really nice
pink bicycle as you can see in the picture. The only thing
which was wrong with it was that it lacked a nut on the
front wheel, but that was only true for 15 minutes! Actually
I bought two, but the other one was a wreck. Price for them
both 50 Danish crowns plus 12,5 in tax... very cheap.
7 February 2004 @ Aalborg,
Updated the pancake
page with a translation of the recipe into Italian. I have to
thank Marina Kobzeva for the translation - I definitely don't know
a single bit Italian.
24 January 2004 @ Aalborg,
||Now it is a week
ago I came home from Russia - I would be please to have been
able to stay there longer. But on Monday I have my final
project examination, and it is highly necessary that I
While I am preparing myself for my next adventure; a
visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this summer,
you can enjoy my pictures from my visit to Russia this
winter. They can be found under pictures:-)
17 December 2003 @ Aalborg
We worked hard,
and was up to 9.00 in the morning, just 3 hours before
deadline. But we made it, we finished our project report.
So, now I am heading for Moscow, I am taking the train to
Frederikshavn this evening. But I am tired and need some
Marry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
24 November 2003 @ Aalborg,
My thoughts and condolence goes to the victimes,
relatives and families of the terrible hostel fire in Moscow
belonging to the Russian Friendship of Peoples University. I was
very shocked this morning when I heard that 36 students died, and
more than 170 students were injured in the fire. The dormitory
could just as well have been the dormitory where I lived in. I
hope that the authorities will take the action needed to tighten
fire inspections in respect for the killed students. Unfortunately
that is most likely to be the reason to, why it went so terrible
Go to BBC
news for more information.
9 November 2003 @ Aarhus,
This weekend I
travelled to Aarhus to visit my friends, and visited among
them people from RAF. Again I got the idea of making
pancakes, this time in the small village named Beder, south of
Aarhus. Again I forgot the recipe, and decided that that
should never ever happen again. So now I have published the
recipe on my website enjoy!
31 October 2003 @ Aalborg,
Updated my CV
section. I am on Skype now, so please fell free to call me - just
search after my name. For the people who doesn't know what Skype
is, I can tell that it as a killer application for telephony over
the Internet. It is free and very easy to use, and you can
download it here.
26 October 2003 @ Klegod,
Last weekend I
had a long awaited trip to my parents weekend cottage on the
West Coast of Denmark. I was there with three of my good
friends from RAF. That should be celebrated in a proper
manner - by making a burning napalm at the beach! The good
observer can see that there is written "RAF" with fire
in the sand. Send me an email, if you want to know how to
13 October 2003 @
Yes, now I am installed on my new and final
address - at least for at longer while. I don't have much more to
say, because I am very tired and should go to bed. Pictures from
the place will come later.
25 September 2003 @ Zakopane,
I am sorry I
haven't updated this page for a long ... long time. But as
you probably know, I have been 4 months in Russia for
studying - Russian. Now I am home, or rather in my new home
in Aalborg in the north of Denmark. I have a very small room
in a dormitory, and life is again back to the boring
normalities. But now I can remember the coolest trip ever,
look back on good experiences and fun. The picture on the
right was taken in Zakopane in Poland on my way home. See
25 April 2003 @ Esbjerg, Denmark
Leaving for Moscow....... see you. Updated the
"About me" section.
17 April 2003 @ Ho, Denmark
Now I can enjoy the to be
physically tired after a 60 km trip on my bicycle. The
weather was so nice today that I just had to go to my
grandmothers summerhouse in Ho (west of Esbjerg). Can you be
more relaxed than going around the beautiful nature of the
west part of Jutland on bike?
I hope everybody who can't go there, have an idea by
looking at the picture. Even thought it is hard to explain
with words and pictures!
13 April 2003 @ Copenhagen,
On friday I went to the Russian Embassy
in Copenhagen to get my passport and visa. A good 16 hour
trip, just to use one minut at the embassy! The reason is
that they does not send passport by mail, very unfortunate
for me:-( It took so long, because I got a lift on a truck
from the carrier company Knud Skov Christensen, so I want to
thank the driver Niller for the kindness of giving me a
Today I have rearranged the front page,
so this page only has the 3 newest pieces of news. The rest
is to be found in on this page.
10 April 2003 @ Esbjerg, Denmark
This message is mainly for
Danish people. There is an interesting discussion going on at www.dr.dk/talentkrigen
, which I think you should look at. It is about the discussion
about foreigners coming and going from Denmark. The discussion is
based on a program on Danish television with the name "For
klog til Danmark?" (To smart for Denmark?). In the
documentary we see two danes. One which is member of Dansk
Folkeparti (Danish Peoples Party) and born in Denmark, and one
which is from Iran and working in Denmark as a doctor - but is
thinking of going to the United States, because of the bad approach
of Danes to foreigners.
25 March 2003 @ Beijing, China
As I promised so many people, I have now put a picture
gallery of my trip to China on my website. I was fun to be
there, fun to make and I hope you will have fun to read it. I have
commented all the pictures seriously an the opposite:-)
24 March 2003 @ Copenhagen,
Yes - now I am home again. After
waiting 13 hours in Beijing Capital Airport for SAS to fix
our Airbus 340 airplane. A very boring airport by the way,
so do not do that at home!
On Thursday I came to Copenhagen from Beijing, and on
Friday I went back again to Copenhagen. I had to attend a
generel meeting in DSF. Then I also got the chance to visit
the embassy of the Russian Federation to apply for a visa.
Hope I will get it:-)
By accident I saw the guard-shift at our queens castle
and took a nice photo. Take care everyone...
13 March 2003 @ Chinese
When you see this picture I will
be on my way to China! I just had to tell you. A full week
together with 50 other students from my university in
Beijing. I am sure that will be so, soooo.. cool. Look
forward to me getting home, then I will make a small page
about my trip I think.
Undtil then; take care everybody.
28 February 2003 @ Esbjerg,
New English website launched, where
you can read my CV under "About me" and find some new
links in the section with the same name. Okay, not much new, but
the layout is 5 years more new - and 200 years more modern:-)
There will of course come more one this site later.... by the way,
if you do not believe this layout is modern, then compare with the
old layout - click on the Danish flag in the left corner. Enjoy...