Thursday, March 26, 2009

D/J -100...

...Next Adventure Finally Unveiled

We finally know where we’ll be going on our new adventure.

Latitude: 58° 58' 0" N - Longitude: 5° 45' 0" E

From 15 millions inhabitants in a city (Beijing) to less than 5 millions inhabitants in a country (Norway)! Stavanger and its 122 000 people will feel really cozy!

On a bright side, I might finally remember which flag belongs to which Scandinavian country. They kind of all look the same with different colors. The only one I recognize is the Swedish flag: yellow and blue like Ikea (or maybe Ikea’s colors come from their national flag!)

  • Denmark: red with a white Scandinavian cross. The cross design of the Danish flag was subsequently adopted by the other Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.
  • Norway: red with an indigo blue Scandinavian cross outlined in white
  • Sweden: blue with a yellow Scandinavian cross
  • Iceland: blue with a snow-white cross, and a fiery-red cross inside the white cross.
  • Finland: blue Scandinavian cross on a white background.

It's all clear now

One other thing that concerns me is: will I have to hibernate in the winter and when am I going to sleep in the summer?!!!

  • Longest day of the year: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 2.46am to 9.16pm (1110 minutes): that’s almost 20 hours of light… when do I get to sleep!
  • Shortest Day of the Year: Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 8:52am to 3:03pm (371 minutes) that’s roughly only 6 hours of daylight! Yikes

Coming for a visit soon?