All Around!


The new year of 2015 has hardly started – we are only three weeks into what I hope will be an exciting year for all of us. For me it’s already been exceedingly busy, more than I can remember any start of a new year has ever been. Right after New Year’s Eve I went to Ethiopia (from where the photo accompanying this post was taken) to report on the situation with the South Sudanese refuges – as any of you who follow my blog may have noticed. Now I am in Park City, Utah, USA to report on Sundance Film Festival – the maybe most important festival for independent films. In addition, in between the travelling – and parallel to the travelling – a handful of travel reporters and I have launched a new travel blog. So yes, it’s been quite busy…

As a result of these three busy weeks – and taking some time off around the Christmas Holidays – I have not been able to spend as much time as I want to in the blogosphere. I haven’t been able to visit any of your blogs since before Christmas – and apologize for this. While many of you have been commenting my posts on this blog, I have not been able to return the favour. As things start to ease off next week, I promise I will get back to you all. Hopefully – well not really; it’s been a couple of fantastic weeks to be honest, despite some tough weeks in Ethiopia – things will get back to normal again sometime next week. I will visit your blogs and I already look forward to being inspired by you all.

BortebraBy the way, the new travel blog is only in Norwegian. However, any of you my Norwegian readers – or anyone else who understands Norwegian, are of course very welcome to visit the blog. We have set high goals for us – and already the biggest paper in Norway has featured us as both the best travel writers and photographers, and as a very promising blog. The blog is called Borte Bra, which means something like being away from home is good. Go and have a look!

50 thoughts on “All Around!

  1. You have been busy, and I have enjoyed your posts from Ethiopia. Have fun at Sundance, it’s a crazy time to be in Park City.

  2. Just lovely. I don’t read or speak Norwegian, of course, but one of my best customers is Norwegian, and I’ve already passed the link on to him. His corporation is based in Oslo but is global, and he travels a good bit, so I know he’ll enjoy it.

    Best wishes for the new endeavor!

  3. Congratulations! I do not speak Norwegian nor have I ever traveled there, but college friend’s sister married a Norwegian and her nephew is there. She travels there to visit him and his father’s side of the family. I will pass this along.

  4. Congratulations, Otto. No apologies are necessary. I enjoy your posts but must study up on my Norwegian to read your new blog. Good luck with it all. Enjoy Sundance!

  5. Ja, vi er nok mange, der ville ønske sig mere tid til at følge og lade os inspirere af de mange fine foto-blogs. Men jeg føler mig heller ikke opdateret ret tit.
    Dog ville jeg ønske, at det var rejser, jeg var optaget af! Det må have været en spændende men også barsk tur denne din sidste?!
    Er spændt på at se mere fra den.

  6. You really do have a busy life 😀
    I sure hope you take enough time for yourself,
    otherwise this will quickly end up in a burn out…
    I like that new blog, and I will follow it,
    even if it’s just for looking at nice pictures 🙂
    But perhaps you could install a translator?
    Then at least I can figure out half of the content 🙂

    Have a great time

  7. in a way i feel like this will be a great year, despite everything seemingly headed toward ww3…. is that denial? i don’t know, but i’m happy

  8. Beautiful images and reporting ~ you deserve time relax and take it all in, and yet you still move forward. A little Haile in you too I see! Cheers ~

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