The Uncle has returned to his Nephew

I realized I hadn’t told the travel-log that I’ve returned home… 😛 It’s been eventful: Went to Kuala Lumpur and had great fun with friends. Also got robbed in my room, and lost my eeePC and my iPhone. Plane from KL to London got delayed by 3 hours, so my transfer from Stansted to Gatwick… Continue reading The Uncle has returned to his Nephew

Patience, Prayer and Penicillin heal all wounds…

… even tropical ulcers. I had a visit from my cousin ages ago, and we had a brilliant time together. It was magnificent to finally be able to show someone from home what I’m always nagging about… Since then, I have also been able to show my sister Anne Malene and her boyfriend Øyvin, and… Continue reading Patience, Prayer and Penicillin heal all wounds…

Return to Paradise

I’ve been nagging about this in my last three posts, but just to confirm it: I’m back in the PERHENTIANS! I came on the first boat this morning, and I’ve settled in above the dive shop, in one of the three rooms upstairs. Three of the people who were here with Sunlight last year were… Continue reading Return to Paradise

Bye bye Bali

Since I finished my diving specialties, I haven’t really been doing much… My days have been spent on the beach, walking around Sanur, surfing the net and watching movies and tv series. I’ve had excellent company in my days of laziness, though. I managed to get in touch with Leonid, a couchsurfer I met in… Continue reading Bye bye Bali

God påske, Happy Easter!

Today is Easter Sunday and I googled church in Sanur, and found  the Gateway Community Church, where they celebrate Sunday Service at 10am every Sunday.  I hailed a bemo and got there at 9:35, and was perplexed that there were no cars outside. When I came up to the door, it said that the congregation… Continue reading God påske, Happy Easter!

Farewell Perhentians and Sunlight Divers

Uncle Travelling Gjerulf will travel once again! I have lived in Moonlight Chalets on Long Beach on Perhentian Kecil for two months and ten days, but tomorrow morning I head out to Taman Negara. The boat leaves the island at eight, and my bus from Kuala Besut to Taman Negara leaves at ten, and if… Continue reading Farewell Perhentians and Sunlight Divers

Mr. Noddeland, Divemaster

So. I have finished my Divemaster training. Paperwork is the only thing separating me from a certification, but there is still one unofficial test to come: The snorkel test… For those of you who have no clue what I’m talking about, I’ll give a brief description. There are variations over a theme, with quizzes, obstacle… Continue reading Mr. Noddeland, Divemaster

Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan

Friday night I took the night bus from Bangkok to Chumporn, and the boat from there to Koh Pha Ngan. I walked around for a bit, looking for a guest house, but all I could find was way too expensive, so I was preparing to find a place to store my luggage and just sleep… Continue reading Full Moon Party in Koh Pha Ngan

Bangkok stopover

On Tuesday Hannah and I rented bicycles and headed south on Don Det, to the old railway bridge connecting it with the larger island of Don Khon. We rode past the remains of a small, old French locomotive, and west out to the Tat Somphamit waterfalls. The part of the Mekong that runs west of… Continue reading Bangkok stopover

Hoi An

The week before we got to Hoi An was spent in Nha Trang. Due to heavy rain, Annikken thought she deserved a day at the SPA where a body scrub, hot stone massage, manicure and pedicure was on the menu. She was pampered and cuddled and returned to Gjerulf a happier more energetic woman. Meanwhile,… Continue reading Hoi An