September 27, 2013

In the backstreets of Hungary

where you can buy the same pair of famous gloves, which the Royal Danish family also wear, where they have small wine stalls where you can taste wine 'til late at night, where you can eat delicious burgers together with good friends, where you can dance around on the cobblestone streets just because they are perfect for it.





Man skal ikke plage andre, man skal være grei og snill, og forøvrig kan man gjøre hva man vil. Det ser sånn ut, ikke sant?

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Food Friday vol. 1

It is not that bad to be a student as long as you use the money you've got the smart way.

FoodFriday is a new concept where I will present new dishes / recipes for you every friday. So after I a while it will also be a challenge for me to come up with something new. It's gonna be exciting - at least for me. Will I make it?

First up! : Grilled BBQ ribs together with mixed salad and my favourite homemade thyme fries.



- Want some?

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September 19, 2013

Concert in Hárkany Spa

As said before, we were supposed to play a concert in Harkany Spa. We managed to unpack our instruments and play to pieces before the weather Gods decided to pee on us. Thankyouverymuch. /For letting us join the sixty/seventy year old ones with a "living-a-good-life-belly" in the spa. The Jacuzzi and hot springs were lovely! (No bikini pictures, sorry to disappoint you.)

Later on friday we went on guided tour volum 2, Pésc. Such a nice one! Cella Septichora (Unesco!), Pasha Qasims Mosque, and the stunning Basilika. The visit in Basilika was amazing. All those paintings, sculptures, frescos, and the organist playing Toccata Fuge for us in the main hall. Ohlala.
(I will have to add that we also sang down in the cellar hall. And a little while I was afraid of my concert band maybe choosing to sing a drinking song, at least we ended up singing a song which title is, directly translated into English, all the birds.

We ended the day with Palinka tasting at the farm of one of the richest men in Hungary. What a tour programme!

Under konserten ved de varme kildene ble jeg og Bernt enige om å lage et nytt barneeventyr: Sagaen om svovelfolket.





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September 12, 2013

Pjeeesch*

We are definitely not hungary anymore.
Hilsen Lars.


We have been guided through Budapest today, and it was such a beautiful city. Long streets with tall ornated brickhouses from the 1800hundreds, a lot of flowers, sculptures, the Donau river flowing through the town, and the gorgeous Buda Castle. (The last one filled with musicians who could play and musicians who definitely couldn't.)

Both the lunch and the dinner was a three course meal with wine, schnaps and anything else they could find in their shelfs which contained alcohol. Welcome to Hungary! (Alcohol was also the only thing our Swedish talking Hungarian guide talked about in the bus. That, and her love for Norwegian flat bread...)

Tomorrow we will play our first concert in the Harkány spa, with the audience sitting in the hot spring baths. Will be interesting. At least we can put our bikinis on afterwards and join them.


*Pésc - the small city we now live in.

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September 11, 2013

Hello Hungary!

Leaving for five days in Hungary tomorrow morning. I'm travelling together with three of my best friends and the concert band we all play in. We will play four concerts, where one is our contribution to the Pécs Heritage Festival, go to an outdoor world-famous Spa, taste both palinka (Hungarian brandy) and wine, visit Siklos, a medieval castle, (party? :) ). We will also get to see the Cella Septichora, which will be the thirteenth thing I see or visit which is listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO(!). Stay tuned for updates and pictures!

Taj Mahal, India in March this year. (You can read all about it and see pictures under the "India" category. Well thank you, captain obvious.)


There was a period this summer where my English was better than my Norwegian. I think that period is over...

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September 2, 2013

Jeg liker Tøyen jeg

Man bør kanskje ikke gå ned fra tbanen alene på natta, eller vandre bort til Grønland alene på kveldstid. Å bære med seg mye verdisaker er heller ikke det lureste, men om du ser bort i fra det, så er Tøyen en innmari fin plass å bo.

Jeg flytta inn i seksmannskollektivet for nøyaktig en måned siden - og jeg har forelska meg helt i den vibrante bydelen. Det er så mange farger her, så mye liv, så mange kulturer samlet på en plass. Det er liv utafor stuavinduet døgnet rundt, barneforeldre dytter barna sine på huska til tolv på natta, backpackere vandrer rundt, og rett borti høgget ligger det til og med en vakker mosaikk-moské.

Om jeg går ned til parken ser jeg kjærestepar flørte og nysgjerrige mannfolk sitte åpenlyst og stirre på det som utspinner seg foran dem, folk går tur med bikkjene sine(-som seg hør og bør i en park), fedre leker gjemsel bak trær med sine små øyenstener, og murvegger er pynta opp med kreativ grafitti.

Går jeg lengre ned møter jeg på kiosken med det beste navnet, Sonja frukt og tobakk, og jeg kan, om jeg føler for det en dag, vandre helt bort til det bugnende grønnsaksmarkedet på Grønland. En plass hvor det er helt normalt å hilse på alle andre språk enn norsk.

Også skal det sies at de jeg bor sammen med er ikke så verst de heller. Jeg kjente ingen av de fra før av, men jeg føler meg virkelig hjemme her. Kan godt bare stå opp i helgene og bunkre med pysj i en av sofaene i stua uten at det skjemmer noen. Jeg har det bra.

- Hvor bor du hen, og hvordan trives du?

(jeg sa jeg ikke skulle blogge før jeg skulle ut på tur, men enkelte ting må bare ut likevel.)

// Telling about the lovely feeling of living in a very vibrant and colorful part of Oslo, where families play outside until it's dark, and where I live just a short walk away from a lovely vegetable market.