2005 – Sweden

On our way to and from Copenhagen, we drove through Sweden. We stopped in Gothenburg and at the Uddevalla bridge.
Uddevalla Bridge

The Uddevalla Bridge is on the road E6 between Gothenburg and Oslo. It was built in 2000.

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2005 – Western Norway

On the 27th of January, 2005, the wife of my brother gave birth to a baby girl, and Anton and I went to Sotra to see the baby. We also visited Bergen.

My brother, Jan, and his whife, Magdalena, had their first baby on 27th of January, 2005.

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Bergen by night

Some pictures from Bergen by night, a rainy January night.

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2004 – Oslo, Norway

In December, 2004, I moved back to Oslo to get married there.
The wedding

I married Anton Dimitrov on the 11th of December, 2004, in Oslo.

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2004 – Svalbard, Norway

I visited the island group Svalbard on the last few days of May, 2004. Svalbard is only about 1300 km from the North Pole Point, and enjoys midnight sun for four months during summer. In addition to Norwegian settlements, there are also a large Russian settlement, and a smaller Polish one.

Pictures from Longyearbyen and surrounding area. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard.

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2003 – Estonia

I visited Estonia again in October and December after my tour of the Baltics in August 2003.
Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn

The week before Christmas I travelled to Tallinn for Christmas shopping, and to see Anton, who I met last time I was in Tallinn. Together we visited the Kadriorg Palace a few kilometers outside the city.

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Fall in Tallinn

Two months after I was there on my summer holiday, I returned to Tallinn for a weekend in October. The city is even more beautiful in the fall, when the trees are bursting with colors.

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2003 – Nordic and Baltic tour

From July 31 to August 24, I drove around the Baltic sea, through 10 different countries, and staying in 8 different cities; Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Kaliningrad and Copenhagen.
Stockholm, Sweden

The first stop on my trip was in Stockholm, where I stayed for 3 days. I was there at the end of Stockholm Pride week, and got to see the parade that Saturday.

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Helsinki, Finland

From Stockholm, I took the over-night ferry to Helsinki in Finland.

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Tallinn, Estonia

From Helsinki, a short ferry trip took me to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is a charming city, with a well preserved old town.

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Riga, Latvia

Riga is about 4 hours drive from Tallinn. Riga is a relatively large city, with almost a million inhabitants, and there is a charming old town here as well.

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania is the most populous of the three Baltic countries, but there are still less than 4 million people in this country.

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Minsk, Belarus

Vilnius is only a 30 minutes drive from the border of Belarus, so I had to make a visit there too. Belarus is one of the few communist countries still around, and the bureaucracy was evidend from the first contact. The border crossing formalities took 90 minutes.

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Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad is a Russian city of almost half a million people, in a small piece of land between Lithuania and Poland, separate from the rest of Russia. This is one of the ugliest cities I have ever seen.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

From Kaliningrad I drove to Gdansk in Poland and took a ferry from there to Copenhagen, where I spent the last few days of my holiday, before driving back to Oslo over the Øresund bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden.

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Blue Lagoon

2003 – Iceland

I visited Iceland twice in 2003, first during the last weekend of May, and then again in November. Both times I stayed in Reykjavik, and on the first trip I also visited Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir.

A few months after my first trip to Iceland, I went back for more with a friend. We went to the Blue Lagoon twice during the first weekend of November.

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Reykjavik and surroundings

The last weekend of May, I visited Reykjavik, Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir on Iceland.

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2003 – Norway

On 8 April, my sister gave birth to a baby girl. I visited them and the rest of my family the following week.

Sotra is an island on the western coast of Norway, close to Bergen.

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2002 – Norway

While living in London, I made a weekend trip to Norway in May, 2002.

I spent the Constitution Day weekend in Oslo. While I was there I also went on a boat trip with friends.

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Øye stave church

2000 – Norway

A trip to Valdres - a valley known for skiing as well as its Norwegian heritage.

Valdres is a district in central, southern Norway, situated between Gudbrandsdal and Hallingdal.

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