Monthly Archives: December 2010

Merry Christmas 4

Since I got back from China I have noticed two things. Time flies, and I have had to use some time to get acquainted with life in Norway. A week ago, I visited some good friends to the south of Oslo, and we spent an afternoon on a typical Norwegian […]

Back home in Oslo 1

I’ve been back in Oslo for two weeks already. It is starting to sink in that I am not walking the Great Wall of China anymore. It is definitely going to take some time to get used to life here, as is the transition from solitude to a social life. […]

Another big thanks

Walking the Great Wall of China would have been near to impossible if it had not been for all the help I received along the way from Chinese people. I know that in years to come when I look back on the experience, it will be the kind and helpful […]

Back home! 3

After a flight via London, I arrived in Oslo late last night. A bunch of friends, family and girlfriend turned up at the airport which was very nice. Felt so strange, but really really good to be back home in one piece. Another bunch of friends and colleagues were waiting […]

Flight cancelled 2

China just doesn’t want me to leave… The staff at Finnair have been inspired by their Spanish counterparts and are on strike. My flight is cancelled, and I will be flying BA via London instead. Now arriving 20.10 at Gardermoen so the get together will be postponed by an hour. […]

Reaching North-Korea 4

Yesterday, I reached North-Korea 600 days after I took the first steps in the Gobi Desert. The last couple of kilometres I was followed by a TV crew and two photographers. It was, at times, a little hard taking in what was going on as they were taking pictures, asking […]

A poem 4

About to start on the trip back home now: Dandong -> Shenyang -> Beijing -> arriving in Oslo December 5th at 18.25. Strange how the trip home is now planned down to the last minute, yet has been postponed time and time again over the last year and a half, […]

Mission accomplished!!! 51

A quick note to say I’ve made it. Standing on the last watchtower of the Hushan Great Wall now with only a hundred metres spare to North-Korea. Very mixed emotions, but an enormous sense of relief for reaching a more than 21 year old dream 600 days after I set […]