Welcome to my pages!
WELCOME TO MY VT PAGES! I HAVE ENJOYED PUTTING THESE PAGES TOGETHER, SO I HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING AND USEFUL FOR YOUR TRAVELS HERE.
I enjoy travels and encounters with people and places. That's why I have tried to hammer out some of my own travel experiences in writing and placed photographs here on VT. I have no particular mission in doing so other than sharing some of my own happiness of meeting people, places and ideas. My focus reflects my interests in travelling, more or less; and it is also my own time capsule. Some of the visits depicted here are also from job-related travels. Apart from on this opening page you will not find me much in the other photos; I prefer to stay behind the camera.
My work and much of my life as such revolves mainly around environment and development issues, and social organizing for change. Experiencing and analysing the diverse and often abysmal human conditions on this only globe of ours has made me more than just thoughtful and angry at times, but also a Monthy-fan of the lines: "... always look at the bright side of life!...". I am good at enjoying myself, being essentially very happy and making the most out of it, on a budget.
I will continue to update my VT pages on places I have been to, and do a few casual updates here and there, and also more systematically after repeat visits.
My activities on VT are seasonal, with summer as a particular slack season... In fact, the seasonal changes affect us deeply in the far north, for good or for bad; you have to come and visit to find out! I enjoy seeing visitors to my home country, and hope to see more - Norway has a lot to offer to the intrepid traveller, but I admit it freely, this is a country for the specially interested.
The weather forecast: Weather
Where do I live? Check for "Asker" at satellite view
The situation just now? Check the web cameras: Webcamera in Oslo
Local news and info (Norwegian language) Budstikka
My personal blog; check Tango Ergo Disco for thoughts and opinions.
There are some more globally oriented web sites that I find useful to gain the larger picture of travel and places:
The World Tourism Organization: WTO ecotourism
Ecotourism resource sites: Ecotourism
Festivalsconcerts, sports & events: Events
Travel health: CDC , Masta , Shorelands , WHO
Reliable internet news while on the road: BBC World
A news service with a truly global angle: InterPressService
A surprisingly good and unlikely air travel planning search engine: Wideroe
The weather where you may want to go: Local weather
What does it look like? Web cameras of the world
Then I have some favourites concerning practical travelling:
Packing: One Bag
Air travel planning: Ita
... more to come ...