Winter is coming

Winter and Knödel The temperature around Trondheim cooled down to 0 and below constantly, and with the sun so low, it turned the surrounding into a winter wonderland. So what to do in such conditions: hiking, running and cross-country skiing, what else. I even went out with a colleague who wanted to try hiking. Unfortunately, it is not typically where he comes from, and the temperate is much higher, but he enjoyed it.
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Running, Cooking, Aurora

Cooking, running, aurora With my time in Norway, I got into running. Running and going to the gym are everyday sports activities for the locals. Therefore, I upgraded my running set-up to just the watch and some sport in-ear headphones. No need for a smartphone anymore. What can you do with a nice fresh salmon? Cook it with honey, lime, and garlic to get an excellent sweet and spicy taste.
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After more than two months in Norway

What is a classic activity for Norwegians on weekends? If they own a cabin, then going there for the weekend is a traditional activity. So my flatmates and I decided to go as well on a cabin trip. NTNUI (sports association of NTNU) owns and maintains some cabins in Trøndelag, providing us with a perfect opportunity. Fun fact, the huts usually don’t have any running water besides steam nearby and a very traditional toilet outdoors.
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First two weeks as a Ph.D. candidate

Holidays are pleasant but can not last forever. Therefore, my new life is catching up and starts with a friendly welcome from the department. PS: The book is actually helpful and describes a lot of the issues a Ph.D. candidate has. Work is one part, and free time is not gone entirely. My flatmates and I took the more or less stable weather and went out for a nice hike. But, first, we had to bike to the start point.
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Days before the new employment

The days are flying by. Still so much to see and to explore. It does not take much time to leave Trondheim and go into the forest and the surrounding hills. The surrounding of Trondheim offers a lot. Many areas to hike or bike and many blueberries and that in late August. That lead as expected to a ‘Schwarzbeerschmarrn’ what remembers me of my home in Tirol. Almost every day ended at the ‘Korsvika’ beach with some beer, and a lovely sunset.
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