Skip to content

Welcome Aida!

March 22, 2013

Stavanger is in bloom and the season has officially started when one of the broken column statues (http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Column) witnessed the arrival of the first cruise ship!

The Aida Stella docked at Stavanger port yesterday for the afternoon and its thousands of passengers quickly took over the cobbled streets of the city center.

018

The sight of the ship next to the little houses is pretty impressive.

Even the swans raced for it to go and check it out…

014

The cruise had just been baptized in Germany at the start of this first journey and took its passengers to Denmark and Norway. After leaving Stavanger, it set off for England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

I’ve always wondered what cruise holidays are like. Are the majority of the passengers really 70+ and are you constantly submitted to cheesy animation programs?

012

Maybe one day, when I feel I can surpass this preconceived idea, I will give it a try and maybe conclude that it wasn’t just preconceived…

I noticed something else while standing on the quay; the Dalai Lama and some other important people apparently have stood there as well. I couldn’t make out the other names on the foot prints as people where having a chat right on the spot and I didn’t want to intrude and ask to see what’s under their feet…

I’ll go check it out next time!

008

Last night, my husband and I went to our first Internations get-together in Stavanger. We had a wonderful time at Alf & Werner and enjoyed meeting new people.

So wherever you are around the world, join Internations and find the like-minded people around you. It’s fun!

The agenda is slowly filling up with meetings and events and I’m loving the life in Stavanger so far.

Time to go out and enjoy the northern sun. See you around!

 

Advertisements

From → Norway, Stavanger

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Pomodori Wonderland

Me and my everyday italian kitchen... Let's uncover those secrets and get them out of nonna's kitchen!

Liv Hambrett

An Australian in Germany

A Word in Your Ear

Stories and Photographs of my travels, Tales of friends, family, animals and my life

Tour~De~World

A Peregrinate Across the Globe

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

domestic diva, M.D.

my mother raised the perfect housewife...then I went to med school

A Lot On Your Plate

A budget friendly blog (now an official website) that gives creative & practical tips, recipes, and more, to help inspire, organize, & simplify your life!

Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Lisa J Hobman Author's Ramblings

Scotland - We came, we saw, we quite liked it so we moved!

Views of Norway

From the people at www.visitnorway.com

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

The Unwitting Traveller

Opportunistic Travel Photography and Occasional Geo-Tourism

Quite Alone

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world" – Freya Stark

Katie at the Kitchen Door

Globally-inspired, seasonal recipes

Sublime Palate

food and thoughts . . .

Eat, Play, Love

making memories through food, wine and travel

Life is what you make it!

Chasing career opportunities around the world and living a life worth living

%d bloggers like this: