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March 22, 2013

Stavanger is in bloom and the season has officially started when one of the broken column statues ( 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.


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…


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?


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!


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!



From → Norway, Stavanger

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