Archive for September, 2007

Trondheim: Photo Quiz Answer & More Pics

Culture

I took this photograph because it was the absolute best tasting tap water I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. The water was pure tasting and soft on the skin. Ironically, just a couple weeks prior to the Norway trip I’d taken a photograph of the $9.00 Voss bottled water in my hotel room at the […]

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Dispatch #9: Trondheim, Norway

Dispatches

This evening I treated myself to a scrumptious dinner at a restaurant I discovered yesterday, and will surely return to before I depart Trondheim on Sunday. As I waited for my meal I browsed the newspaper stack in the foyer hoping to find an English language paper. My eyes caught sight of a familiar name […]

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Dispatch #8: Trondheim, Norway

Dispatches

Trondheim is a lovely 1,010 year old large village-small city with fjords, lakes and river flowing through town. This place gives new and positive meaning to the phrase “getting medieval”. The tallest building and centerpiece of the village is Nidaros Cathedral. My first impressions are numerous and very favorable. Here are two snap shots I […]

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Dispatch #7: Amsterdam

Dispatches

Jet lagged but happy to head into Amsterdam city centre. Regular travelogue readers know that Paris is my mistress and most favorite city to visit.  Amsterdam tops my list for the best transit airport and day trip.  In route to Trondheim, Norway I had to depart San Francisco, transfer in Paris, layover for 4 hours […]

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Sister Comrade

Culture

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Edwidge Danticat

Events

Edwidge Danticat In conversation Monday, October 15, 2007  |  Herbst Theatre, 8pm  San Francisco Edwidge Danticat is the author of Krik? Krak!, The Dew Breaker, the American Book Award-winning The Farming of the Bones, and Breath, Eyes, Memory,. Born in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Price, Danticat moved to Brooklyn when she was twelve years old. At the […]

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Alice Walker

Events

Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:00 PM Location: Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, SF, 415-776-1111 Meet Poet, Activist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker when she reads and discusses her new picture book for children of all ages Why War is Never a Good Idea, a poem […]

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Trondheim, Norway – Travelogue Preview

Travelogues

Upcoming in September – Trondheim, Norway Visitors http://www.trondheim.com/engelsk/ http://www2.trondheim.com/engelsk/ The Sagas tell us how King Olav Tryggvason of Viking fame founded the city by the mouth of the River Nidelva in 997.Trondheim holds a special place in Norwegian history and culture. It was the first capital of Norway, and is still the city where new […]

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San Diego, CA – Trains, Trolleys, Trams, Tricks & Tijuana

Travelogues

I recently traveled to San Diego for a 2-day business trip. In spite of my daylong meetings I did manage to get out and about for a bit of sightseeing. San Diego is known for it’s warm clear weather and picturesque beaches; all was in effect during my visit. It really is a joy being […]

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