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

Coconut 5 RM, 200 logged dives

There is a tradition in the diving community to celebrate dive number one hundred by diving naked. My hundredth dive was my instructor exam, so it was quite out of the question to let it all hang out… Since I didn’t do my hundredth dive naked, the idea was to do it for number two… Continue reading Coconut 5 RM, 200 logged dives

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…

First diving course, lunch in Thailand, visitor from Norway

I am currently sitting on a bus on the way to the airport in Kota Bharu. I’ve spent most of the day in buses, going to Thailand for lunch, and then back into Malaysia with another 90 day visa period. My cousin Gaute is arriving soon, and together we will race to Kuala Besut to… Continue reading First diving course, lunch in Thailand, visitor from Norway

We’re open for business!

It’s been waaaay too long since my last update, but we’re now finally up and running. Most of my time in the weeks since I wrote last were spent getting things ready, but it has now all paid off.  🙂 The new deck is beautiful, compressor works, we’ve got the staff we need, and we’re… Continue reading We’re open for business!

Precious precipitation pouring over Pulau Perhentian

I’ve been in the Perhentians almost two weeks,  and I’m still hanging around waiting for equipment, boat, compressor and stuff. It’s been mostly lazy days, beach time, socializing and chilling, but we’ve also had some longed-for rain! The fresh water supply was dwindling, and for a few days we were almost without water for showers… Continue reading Precious precipitation pouring over Pulau Perhentian

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

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!

Taman Negara, Pulau Tioman and Singapore

It’s been an eventful time since my last post, with no access to internet, so this’ll be a short update on lots of things. 😉 I left the Perhentians on my 29th birthday, September 18. The trip to Taman Negara national park turned out to be a long one, due to Hari Raya, the festival… Continue reading Taman Negara, Pulau Tioman and Singapore