Thursday, June 30, 2011


Romy 6.30.2011

And so begins the drive to LOFOTEN!!!

This is after going to a friends house for some drinks at about 10pm, then leaving said friends house around midnight and driving through the night (err, day?).  Technically, this was taken on July 1, but since we never went to sleep.....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Romy 6.29.2011
Andrew and I went out to a bar for his last night here. I got a very tasty IPA, and he got two of the weak (and tasteless) local beers for the same price as my one tasty IPA.


Jenn 6.29.2011

Today was the last day of our vacation in Peru. We're now just waiting at the Lima airport for our flights to leave.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Romy 6.28.2011
Making some curry stuffs for dinner.


In a Lima taxi

Woah! I am getting a tan! This picture was taken inside a taxi as we were going from the historical center of Lima, Peru, back to our hostal.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Cruz Del Sur

Today we are taking a big bus from Cusco back to Lima, Peru. I was able to reserve the two front seats on the second floor of the bus, so we had a great view while traveling!!! It took 20 hours.


Romy 6.27.2011
We ate lunch outside today because it was nice again (like yesterday, but warmer and with less sun). There's a patio type thing on the roof of the building we're working in, and it's a good spot for lunching.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Romy 6.26.2011
Today Andrew and I went for a hike to Bymarka, a regional park outside of Trondheim (but within walking distance). We had a good 5 hour hike, got a little lost, found selves, went to some high points (pic) and did a big loop. It was fun, and it's nice hiking through the alpine type forests here. Although the random swamps at high elevation are a bit annoying at times!


Pisac Market

Today we went to Pisac, Peru to see the Inka ruins in the mountains above the town, and also to peruse the large market they have on Sundays. I bought some llama wool hats.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


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Me eating a traditional Norwegian pancake with lots of toppings! There was some sort of farmers market gathering, except the foods were all cheese, meats, and this pancake place. The toppings are: sugary butter, yogurt, jelly, brown cheese, and some cream-cheese like substance. It was tasty!


Machu Picchu in Fog

Our second day visiting Machu Picchu was foggy in the morning. Misty clouds were hanging low all around the surrounding mountains, but then it cleared up and got hot and humid!

Friday, June 24, 2011


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It was recommended that we try this burger place (at the Studentersamfundet) which is across the street from where we're staying. Like everything else in Norway, the burger was expensive, but it was pretty good. Not necessarily worth the $14 we spent on one good, but pretty good. I'd say, In-n-Out good, but unlike the $3 burgers at I-n-O, this one hurt the wallet.


Machu Picchu

Here I am before the sun rise at Machu Picchu! We got there as soon as it opened for the day, at 6am. We were able to get a stamp to climb Wayna Picchu (the big mountain behind me) and Huchuy Picchu, a smaller one next to it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011



After 3 hours of hiking uphill, at high elevation, we finally made it to the Pumamarca Inka ruins a few miles away from Ollantaytambo. We were the only ones there, except for the caretaker who scared me as he popped out of one of the ruined houses with a HUGE machete in his hands (he was shopping the overgrown areas)!
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Nothing spectacular today, just me in a mirror making a face.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Ollantaytambo, Peru

Today we took a minivan full of people from Cusco to Ollantaytambo, and we visited the Inka ruins here.


Romy 6.22.2011
Yay mornings!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Cusco, Peru

Having a beer in the main square in Cusco while the parade is going on in the street.


Romy 6.21.2011
My desk while here in Trondheim.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Romy 6.20.2011
Camera from above!


Jenn 6.20.2011

My mom and I are at the Sun Gate at the Saqsaywaman Inka ruins outside of Cusco, Peru. It took us almost an hour to walk there even though it was less than 2 miles away because the ruins were at the top of a mountain at 3,500m high and we had to take lots of breaks!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Jenn 6.19.2011

Today we are taking the Cruz Del Sur bus from Lima to Cusco, Peru. It goes through the mountains! They serve dinner and breakfast.


Romy 6.19.2011
After getting back from Froya/Hitra, we met up with some of Dibble's (one of my prof's) old students from 10 years ago. We went to the only micro brewery in Trondheim and drank the Norwegian's version of an IPA, which too wasn't bad. We left sometime around 2am, got some extremely expensive burger king, and headed back to the apartment. It doesn't ever really get dark here, so it's somewhat easy to stay up late. Dibble and Chen left at 4am, so now Andrew and I have the place to ourselves. Andrew is on the left, JY Chen (my advisor) in the middle. In the background you can see the iconic building of the NTNU campus with the moon hovering over it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Romy 6.18.2011
We drove out today to Hitra & Frøya, two islands near (well, sorta near) Trondheim.


Jenn 6.18.2011

I am standing in front of the Cathedral of San Francisco, in Lima Peru! They have underground catacombs with human bones and lots of skulls!

Friday, June 17, 2011


Jenn 6.17.2011

We arrived in Lima tonight and made it to our hostel! The taxi driver was so crazy!


Romy 6.17.2011

We drove down to the Trollstigen. We were here last year too, but took the train/bus, so this allowed us to see stuff the train/bus didn't. It was nice to be able to wander around and checks stuff out!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Romy 6.16.2011
Right before going to eat a 4 course meal at 'Hav Fruen' which apparently translates as 'Siren of the Sea'. Really good food, but if I were paying, I would have only been able to afford the bread! They didn't give you a choice on the menu, rather, they told you what you were going to eat which was based on what they caught that day.

Jenn & Nicole

Jenn 6.16.2011

Before dropping my off at the airport, Nicole and I went to go see the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fran.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Romy 6.15.2011

In front of my poster at the conference (and glad to be done standing in front of it!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Romy 6.14.2011
Tired after the reception for the Trondheim CCS conference.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Jenn 6.13.2011

Today Romy got to Norway and I was g-chatting with him.


Romy 6.13.2011

Just got into the apartment where we'll be staying in Trondheim.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Jenn 6.12.2011

Today I vacuumed the whole apartment like crazy! I love my shop vac!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 6.11.2011

Eating dinner at the Saturday night potluck with the VWCamperFamily people.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 5.10.2011

We're headed to Trainspotting III (a VWCamperFamily event) at the Halsted Campground in the Plumas National Forest near Twain, CA. This is the double bridge along Hwy 70. One for cars, one for trains.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 6.9.2011

Today we replaced the timing belt, tensioners, alternator belt, and the water pump in the Woo. It took all day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Romy 6.8.2011

Still working on the baja.


Jenn 6.8.2011

Showing off my purse that I just finished sewing! I am happy with it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Jenn 6.7.2011

Today I went to the fabric store in Berkeley to get some leather and fabric for my purse.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Jenn 6.6.2011

I am taking apart my purse so that I can sew a new one out of leather.


Romy 6.6.2011

Getting ready to go to Norway, I had to buy some clothes for the conference.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Romy & Jenn

Jenn Romy 6.4.2011

Today was the Russian River Rodeo which was so much fun, even though it was rainy and really muddy!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Romy 6.3.2011

Going to bed!

Jenn, Nicole & Marcel

Jenn 6.3.2011

We are cutting Marcel's hair, which was getting too long and poofy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Romy Jenn 6.2.2011

Today we had a goodbye party for Ana in the first-year office, which started out kind of slow, but got crazy later on!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jenn & Romy

Romy Jenn 6.1.2011

I'm driving and we're going to school!