Tag Archives: Travel

Hjornet Bar and Nidaros Cathedral

Before heading out to explore Trondheim, I stopped at Hjornet Bar and Brasserie. Hjornet sits on the first level of the Britannia hotel and is described as: Britannia Hotels “drop in” cafe offers a varied lunch and a lighter à la carte menu inspired by international cuisine with a local touch. “Hjørnet Bar & Brasserie” also has […]

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Arrival Trondheim Norway

On Sunday April 15th 2011 I arrived in Trondeim, Norway for a week of ship simulator at Ship Modelling and Simulator Centre (SMSC) ; With a population of 176,348, it is the third most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. The settlement was founded in 997 as a trading post, and […]

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Puro Gusto – Frankfurt Germany

Frankfurt Airport, Germany Location: Terminal B, Near gate 5 On my last stop before Trondheim, Norway I had a layover in Frankfurt, Germany and stopped in Puro Gusto for a sandwich: Focaccia Spianat Sandwich : Pretty good, made with cured meat, spinach and a spicy sauce or mustard. They also had a bunch of other good-looking sandwiches.  After the beginning […]

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Stefani’s Tuscany Cafe – O’hare Airport

Located in terminal B across from gate 15 Regina Pizze ($13) – Sausage, mozzarella, mushroom and roasted red peppers. Good and satisfying pizza by airport standards. Thin crust, nice toppings but required a little salt but thats just me.

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Singapore to Mauritius: Good Bye Singapore

In the past year I have flown back and forth to Singapore so much that I was expecting the pilot to ask me if I wanted to sit in on this one. The feeling was bitter sweet because while I have grown comfortable with exploring the places and food of Singapore, the commute every four […]

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BUGIS STREET MARKET – SINGAPORE

I work nights so I go to sleep at 7am and when the ships alarm went off at noon it kinda threw going back to sleep out the window. After siting in my bed thinking about shipboard fires, I realized I wasn’t going back to sleep. To avoid having the day be a total loss I tossed […]

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Dubai – The Las Vegas of the Middle East

It been over three weeks since I left the metropolis in the desert that had its beginnings as a small fishing village on the shores of the Persian Gulf. I look back at the pictures of all the things I tried to stuff into just a few days and I think about what someone on the ship told […]

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I ATE, DRANK AND WAS MERRY – THANKS 2009

Day 109 on the Maersk Arkansas Well it’s that time again that we will come face to face with a new year. 2009 is a year that will forever stick out for me as I made major changes in my life and never looked back. I squeezed a lot from 2009 and as I look […]

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Drive-In Iraqi Style

Day 99 on the Maersk Arkansas When I first found out that we would begin calling the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq to say I was apprehensive about it would be an understatement. The only images I had of Iraq came from the media and none of them were good. In my head I could […]

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