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January 17th, 2011 by UFO in Czech Republic, Denmark, EILC, Lithuania, Other, Traveling

Recently I was looking through my photos and decided to assemble a collection of the best ones and put it to Flickr. The photos date back to 2003, when I got my first digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 2000).

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Recent amount of traveling

July 4th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Lithuania, Traveling

I have not written anything here for quite some time, because I was quite busy. First I had to pass all my exams. I did not put so much effort into studying, but in the end, everything went all right. The only „glitch“ was the big project team exam. The teachers were really slow, we spent there over 6 and half hours. After that, we were so tired we could not resist the mark we got. Maybe it was the point :-). My parents came for me directly after my last exam. We packed all my stuff and my bike to the car and headed back to Czech Republic. It was a very long journey.

I planned to stay in the Czech Republic for one week. I was working during the day and meeting my friends in the evening. It was exhausting :-), but I finally could taste good Czech beer. When the week was over, I packed my things again and took a bus to Lithuania.

So now I am relaxing here in Vilnius, working a little, trying to study and having fun.

Time is running short

June 14th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

My stay in Denmark is slowly coming to an end. Tomorrow is the day I need to hand over the room in a perfect state. It means I have to pack my stuff and totally clean this place. There are rumours, that somebody has paid 300 kr (~40 euro) for not clean mirror. What to say, it is just Danish system to do things.

The rest of my stay I will spend in place of my Czech friend Jan. During the week I have to pass two more exams and then I am going home.

Trip to Skagen

May 23rd, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

My week of exploring Denmark continued on Wednesday. Our plan was to go to Skagen, the northernmost point of Denmark, and then to Ålborg on the way back. The journey lasted five hours and we had to change train twice. The last train is operated by a private company, so our InterRail tickets were useless for that.

We planned to arrive to Skagen, take a bus to the mentioned point of interest and then go back. Unfortunately, there was a typical Danish surprise – the buses are going only in summer time (no comment). So instead of sparing time by taking a bus, we walked over four kilometres to get there.

The northernmost point of Denmark

On the way we stopped at the old lighthouse and climbed all its stairs up. The view was beautiful, you can see a lot of pictures in the gallery.

I found Skagen very interesting and could recommend a visit. It was a pity, that we did not have time to see anything from Ålborg (except the train station), maybe some day else…


Den Fynske Landsby

May 23rd, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

I reserved this week to explore interesting places in Denmark. The next destination was Fynske Landsby. It is a skanzen (open-air museum) situated not far from the Odense centre. I had two free tickets from the Odense municipality, so we decided to go there.

The museum is full of preserved historical buildings, most of them farms. Many buildings are nicely furnished to get you the idea, how the people lived. There are also many texts supplementing the decorations. The most interesting thing for me was the contrast between the houses of relatively wealthy farmer families and the houses, where servants lived. You can get the idea from the pictures in the gallery. It is easy to recognize, to which category the house belongs.



May 23rd, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

I could not be in Denmark without visiting the Legoland at least once. And I also liked to play with lego very much, when I was a child. On Tuesday me and Alina got up early morning and took a train to Vejle and then bus to Billund get there. The weather was quite good in the beginning and we were glad for that.

Model of Frederikshavn

After seeing many models, some of them amazing and magnificent, we started to enjoy the rides. In the park there are small and big roller coasters and many other smaller attractions like boat cruises, small trains, 4d cinema (that was really cool :-D) and water splash attractions. We left the latter for the end, because we did not want to walk around the park in wet clothes.

Since we were in Denmark, it had to rain at least once per day like in a rain forest. After a while of walking in the rain we were wet anyway, so we did not mind at all being splashed. But before the water attractions we tried the attraction „Power Builder“, from which you can see the picture here. It worked really simple: you come, select „difficulty“ from wild to wildest, select some moves that a robotic arm should do with you and go to sit there and enjoy. We chose the wildest difficulty and selected the moves that seemed quite normal. After sitting we quickly realized that it maybe seemed normal on the screen, but in the real it was more crazy that we had imagined, so instead of screaming we laughed the whole time because of that surprise :-). If there had not been such long queue, we would have gone again for sure.

Me & Alina on the „Power Builder“

We visited and tried everything and we went home. At first we were freezing at the bus stop, so it was really pleasing to sit inside the warm bus. We were very lucky with the train, fortunately we came to the platform in the same minute it arrived.

Except the weather, I enjoyed the trip very much, it was worth seeing so many lego bricks and try the attractions.


Visit to Helsingør

May 14th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark, Traveling

Last Friday I wanted to use one day of my InterRail ticket for Denmark. After some considerations I picked Helsingør like a target. I got up early morning and took the train to Copenhagen, where I needed to change to a regional train doing all the way to Helsingør and stopping everywhere. Fortunately, the whole journey took me less than three hours.

After I got off the train, I went to see the city centre and buy something to eat. Since it was holiday, it was almost impossible to find some open shop there. The only shops open were the ones with wine and liquor because of the Swedish people taking the ferry and buying cheaper alcohol. They even accepted Swedish crowns :-). Anyway, in a while I found an open bakery and bought some sweet stuff.

Kronborg castle

My next stop was the Kronborg castle. I bought the ticket and took two guided tours in English, one in the casemates (dungeon) and one in the castle chambers. I also went to see the chapel and fortifications around the castle.

On the way back I stopped in Roskilde to visit my friends. I did not stay long, because I had a train to catch. It was a nice relaxing trip.


Going to school

March 24th, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

Today I forced myself to go to see the lecture ;-). The weather in the morning was really exceptional, the Sun was shining very intensively and by looking outside one can tell that the spring finally came. I decided to take my camera to school with me, because so far I did not take almost any picture there :-).

But the nice weather had a catch, it was Danish weather. So immediately I got out of the dormitory, the strong cold wind surprised me (later I checked, the temperature was +2, with wind –4). While cycling to school I verified the saying that when you are cycling in Denmark, the wind is always blowing to your face.

Engineering faculty at SDU

I arrived to school, took some pictures and went to the classroom. Just after the lecture started, I looked out of the window. What I saw, shocked me. The nice „hawai“ weather changed into the crazy snowstorm :D. But when the lecture ended, it was sunny exactly like before. The Danish weather is simply „incredible“ :-).


Beautiful sunset

March 22nd, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

Sunset viewed from the Teknisk dormitory

You can also download the larger version.

Funny evening at Teknisk

March 21st, 2009 by UFO in Denmark

Last saturday evening and night was quite crazy, even for Teknisk dormitory :-). I fell asleep in the evening and woke up at midnight. I went to the corridor and heard loud music, so I decided to check it out. What I saw left me completely speechless.

But first the story. My floormate Martynas left for a trip to Geneva and gave his room keys to Robert to take care of them. And yesterday, Robert, Paulius and Vilius covered the entire room, including furniture, with newspaper, I mean completely.

Paulius, Vilius and Robert

After that we made a „photo session“, I think we took over three hundred pictures in total + some video :). When we had enough, we went to the Larmer (our dormitory bar) for a while. Then we cleaned up the entire room, so it looked exactly how it had looked before. I think Martynas won't notice anything (except the pictures) :-D.