Saturday, November 03, 2012

Spanish Vueling will fly to two Norwegian destinations in 2013

A Vueling Airbus A320-214. Photo: Barcex
Spanish Vueling will start 28 direct flights from Barcelona in 2013, two of them are Norwegian. 
Air carrier Vueling is partly owned by Iberia. The budget airline will from next year fly to 28 destinations throughout Europe and Africa. 
Among these destinations are the two main cities in Norway, Bergen and Oslo. 
Vuelig will meet hard competition on flights from Oslo to Barcelona, as Scandinavian Airlines as well as Norwegian Air Shuttle operate flights between the two cities. 
Vueling will fly non-stop from Bergen in competition with Norwegian Air Shuttle.


Friday, November 02, 2012

Norwegian Air Shuttle offers new destinations from spring 2013

The wealthy merchant Jens Bang built this magnificent Renaissance building in Aalborg in 1624. Photo: Dr. Jost Hindersmann Krimidoedel
Norwegian will start direct flights between Oslo Airport to Gotland, Sweden and Aalborg, Denmark from coming spring and summer. The air carrier will also return to the Svalbard Archipelago in 2013.  
Polar bear warning. Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
Norwegian Air Shuttle will fly daily except Saturdays to Aalborg from April 2013, challenging Danish Sun Air that has two daily flights to Aalborg. 
Norwegian Air Shuttle will start flights every Thursday and Sunday to Visby, Gotland from June 23rd through August 15th. Norwegian Widerøe has been the only airline offering flights from Oslo to Gotland.

The most exotic destination for Norwegian Air Shuttle is the Svalbard archipelago, far north of mainland Norway. From March 1st 2013 the air carrier will fly Oslo Longyearbyen every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Making a pumpkin for Halloween

The scary pumpkins of Scituate MA. My nephews mask on top
Today it's Halloween. 10 days ago my nephew and my cousins carved their scary pumpkins at the deck of my cousins house in Scituate MA. It was the first time I experienced thids old ritual, and I took a few photos in order to give you a making-your-own-pumpkin-for-halloween lesson. Today the pumpkins will be lit outside my cousins house in Scituate, while we are back in Norway.  
The first you do is to line up your personal scary pumpkin face. You can choose a traditional face, but ny nephew has here drawn the eyebrow, and started to outline the scary smile of his pumpkin.
One scary eye completed, another in process. At this point of the process I have to admit I wondered how he would manage to carve out the eye ball, but he did succeed (at least with a tooth pick at hand)
After the artistic process, it was time to get scary. The young guys grabbed a knife and started on the nitty-gritty, removing the scalp of the pumpkin to create the ultimate Halloween decoration 
If you wondered how a giant pumpkin looks inside - have a peek! Scalp off and seeds are ready to be removed
The scary smile has appeared on the pumpkins face, and my nephew has started the complicated process to create the eye of the monster
Two scary pumpkins ready for Halloween (my nephews on top)  with two eye balls - what a brilliant job
The third pumpkin suffered from a serious hangover due to too many Samuel Adams Boston Lagers
And do not throw away the pumpkin seeds. Salted and baked they are delicious snacks
Happy Halloween, everybody. Send us a thought when you look at these pumpkins...!!

UPDATED: New England and New York State on Enjoy Food & Travel 2006-2012


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I visited New England 19th to 28th October 2012. This was my 31st trip to Northern New England since 1988. I stayed, as ever, with my family in the small cities of Salisbury MA on Boston’s north shore and Scituate MA located on Boston’s south shore. It has been a great trip and I have much to share here on Enjoy Food & Travel. Here is a complete list of stories from New England from my  journeys in the years 2006 to 2012.

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