On 12 October 2018, after one month of work on the EIA for a proposed hydro-power project in Nepal, I flew back to Norway, from Kathmandu (KTM), via Bangkok (BKK) and Oslo (OSL), to arrive in Kristiansand (KRS). The 12 hrs. long leg from BKK to OSL was gruelling because of a back problem I had developed while sleeping on a bed with a joke of a mattrees. This happend while working in the project area in the far west of the country and up in Himalaya. But that is another story!
I posted the following text on Facebook, together with the map, on 12 October 2018:
"Up, up, and away! Via Bangkok and Oslo. Beginning to become a routine by now. Leaving one set of experiences, emotions, people, and countries behind, in order to engage with another set. Huge differences between Nepal and Ultima Thule, to be sure. But, on a fundamental level there are really very few differences. We are all humans, variations on the endless scheme of cultural and environmental adaptations that homo sapiens have evolved into. And, finally, one has to say good bye in order to – some time into the future – to say hallo, and continue the never-ending story of human interaction and communication. Take good care, Nepal! Welcome Ultima Thule (and later on Bulgaria)!"
(1) The map is limited by only showing the starting airport and destination airport, and not the intermediary airports (in this case in Bangkok and Oslo).
(2) This article was first published on Facebook, 12 October 2018.
(3) Image Credit: Facebook.
(4) Permalink: https://devblog.no/en/article/ktm-bkk-osl-krs
(5) This article was published 13 October 2018.