Aug 11 2009

Lofoten and Mountains

Lofoten
Back again from an exciting 3 weeks vacation to Norway, with my first real mountain trip experience. And if that wasn’t enough, me and my girlfriend made a nice road trip from Verdal to Lofoten, one of Norway’s most beautiful areas. And aside I’ve been to the Vømmølfestival, a festivity that has some similarities with Limburg’s carnaval.

See here for the photo’s

See here for the travel report from day to day.


Mar 28 2009

Girlfriend March 2009

Girlfriend_holland

After my exciting visit to beautiful Norway, my girlfriend came to visit me in Germany and meet my parents, my sister, relatives and friends for the first time and got to experience my home country, The Netherlands. It was wonderful and we spent a lot of time alone and with my family, the two weeks were over before we knew it. Thankfully, in 3 weeks I will be in Norway again to visit my girlfriend and her family again!

See here for the photo’s  (updated again)


Jan 21 2009

Norway January 2009

Girlfriend_norway
I recently returned from a fabulous, but much too short vacation in snowy Norway. I flew to Oslo from Dusseldorf and made a long train trip from Oslo to Trondheim to finally meet my girlfriend face to face, who I have met six months ago by pure coincidence. Six days were far too short, to explore one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, with beautiful mountains, fjords, waterfalls and other great nature. I’ll certainly will return to see the beautiful scenes of Bergen, Lofoten, Stavanger, and many more places. Nevertheless, even in that short time I got a fairly good taste of the best things Norway has to offer, and my first real uphill skiing experience in the mountains was one of the best experiences I had in my life. Combined with meeting the girl of my dreams, it was certainly an unforgettable vacation.

See here some of the photo’s


Dec 18 2008

Chicago 2008

Chicago Woohoo! After an exhausting but successful week at the RSNA, it was time to free my mind and experience everything Chicago has to offer in 7 days. So I bought a Chicago CityPass booklet which gives access to the 5 most popular attractions (very recommended), rented a 4WD car and stayed at the affordable Motel 6 in Glenview, Chicago. It was quite cold, but nevertheless I’ve really enjoyed my stay.

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Mar 5 2007

California

CaliforniaI have been to the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference 2007 held in San Diego, California to give a presentation about breast lesion classification, and extended it with a pleasure trip around California with a couple of friends.

Click here to see the map and gallery.


Jun 19 2006

United Arabic Emirates & Oman

United Arabic EmiratesI spent three weeks visiting the United Arabic Emirates and Oman with a good friend from 20 May to 10 June 2006 arriving in Dubai and travelling to Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm al-Qaiwan and Abu Dhabi. The second half of our trip took us to the hottest capital of the world: Muscat, Oman. Here is the travel report from day to day, with links to the photos. And the full gallery is here.


May 19 2006

Egypt

EgyptHere a some photos of my 2 weeks vacation to Egypt with a good friend of mine. While having a great time, we also experienced some of the bad aspects of Egypt. We were walking at the back of the Egyptian museum, just 50 meters away from the bridge where a suicide bomber decided to blow himself up. We heard a small explosion and saw a big pile of smoke and thought a gas tank or something was exploded. The authorities stayed very calm when it happened and started to increase security and errected road blocks around the scene, to avoid panic under tourists. And if that was not enough missery, we saw a tremendous fire close to the famous al-Khalili tourist bazaars, burning down 120 shops. Witnessed a car accident, where a man crossed the road and got hit by a car, flying some meters through the air.We agreed that was enough sensation for one vacation and were glad to be back in The Netherlands again :)