Grand Slam Beach Volleyball 2014- Day 2

Today is the second day of the beach volleyball tournament here in Stavanger. Too bad we did not go to the  main volleyball court today to watch the men’s qualification match. However, right after my work I went to take a look at the ongoing match just a couple of blocks away from where I work. But it was not the guys but the girls who were playing in one of the courts along the quay.

Team USA
Team USA

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Team Slovakia

Stavanger Grand Slam Beach Volleyball 2014 -Day 1: Women’s Qualification

Here are some of the shots from the qualification matches between The Netherlands vs Austria and Argentina vs Ukraine earlier today. I didn’t make it to Norway- Italy’s match because of work.

 

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Team Netherlands
Team Netherlands

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Team Austria
Team Austria

 

Team Ukraine in action.
Team Ukraine in action.

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Sankthansaften

Sankthansaften or St John’s Eve in English is St John the Baptist’s day celebration. In some countries, like Norway, it is an annual tradition/celebration. People make big bonfires and gather around them. Here in Norway, we grill, drink and play games.

 

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Busy Monday in Stavanger

Monday was the busiest day in Stavanger this week. There were 4 cruiseships at the ports (only took pictures of 2 of them). I heard that the biggest cruiseship has the capacity of 2000 plus passengers. So imagine the streets were almost packed with tourists. It’s good for the business but not all are happy about the cruiseships docking in Stavanger and the tourists (because of the noise and trash problems).

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Look Ma! I got a dino!

One of the things that make me preoccupied this week aside from work is this new sandbox game on Steam which is The Stomping Land. The goal of the game is simple. Survive. Sounds easy, right? Actually no. Because when you choose to play online, the other players can do whatever they want like join your tribe, kill you or worse, take you as a prisoner. So you better watch your back. But that is what players keep coming back for, the thrill and of course the dinosaurs (awesome).

Speaking of dinosaurs, after long hours of hiding and building a tribe, I finally caught my first dinosaur in the game. Thanks to mi amore for helping me out. Without his navigation skills I would not be able to find the herb that is required for healing dinosaurs.

I like the game. It has a concept similar to Minecraft but this one is more challenging because you can not save your game. Once you left the game, you lose all your stuff. There is also lag most of the time, so I hope they will fix that.

 

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My cutie patootie dino. I forgot what type is this.