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Ponta Delgada

Hello from Ponta Delgada, São Miguel -Açores. Been here since last Thursday and I just love it here. The first three nights I stayed at the Hotel Talisman in the center of the old town, a really nice little place and I can recommend staying there.

I then moved on to a typical package tourism hotel. I was planning to change islands but stayed on São Miguel due to a bad cough which now feels more like a throat infection. Will drop by a doctor if it doesn’t improve soon.

Uploaded some pictures from my trip so far on [deleted] and as you can see there’s been varying kinds of weather, it’s quite amazing how
fast it changes here way out at sea. Well that’s it for now, just wanted to let you know that all is fine. I’ll send more updates from Açores, as things develop.

Tommy Hermansen

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Summer 2010

I wish you another good summer!

This year’s trip goes to the Azores, which is the autonomous volcanic outpost of my all time favorite country; Portugal. Located 1500 kilometers due west of Lisbon.

The pictures on the web from there look just amazing, and I hear only good words about these nine islands – of which the summit of “Pico” is right on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. I kinda hope the Earth will stay stable enough.

Follow sporadic uploads at [deleted], from next Thursday on.

Love!

Tommy Hermansen

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Happy Easter!

Hope you and your family are all well in this Christian/Catholic holiday week. I am doing just fine and really looking forward to warmer spring days and park life. And also – my summer 2010 trip to Portugal and the Azores! Have fun you guys!! 🙂

Tommy Hermansen

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2010

Oslo is freezing cold these days, but warmhearted friends sure helps a lot. Colleagues at the printshop are really friendly too, which makes helping them out more enjoyable. The pay is not too bad there either, so I am finally clearing out my old Disastercard debt, and will hopefully be able to get away for four weeks in June/July. The last couple of years have been terrible for backpacking escapes, and I only got away a few weekends which has been quite frustrating.

I hope all is well with you and your family, and I wish you a great 2010!

Tommy Hermansen

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Summer 2009

Hope all is well with you. Summer is coming up again here in the Northern hemisphere, and I have a month off from work with no plan what so ever. This is a welcome break since I didn’t get a vacation last year.

There are several festivals that I’m considering dropping by at. Vuuv, Ozora and such and off course my favorite happening in Amsterdam, the “organic” gathering called Landjuweel. So if you too are out and about this summer, it would be great to meet up!

My month off is from July 18th until August 17th.

Have a fantastic summer!

Tommy Hermansen

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Birthday

If you are in Oslo two weeks from now, please join me at M3 for my thirty-fifth birthday. Sat 28 feb at three pm until the next day.

Tommy Hermansen

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Pictures

Hey again…
Sorry but forgot to give you the link for those pictures. 🙂 It’s public so you don’t need an account:

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Amsterdam and London

Long time since the last email now. The reason for this being that I’ve been at home working the whole year. Still won’t be able to get away on any long trips anytime soon, but will do a couple of weekend trips coming up in September and October.

I’ll be in Amsterdam Sept 19th until 21st, and in London during the Halloween weekend (Oct 30th until Nov 2nd). Hope to see some of you Londoners and Amsterdammers again then. E-mail me if you’d like to meet up?

These days I’m just hanging out with friends, and still working for the W&J print center. Got a full time employment now and even went up a few percent in pay last month. All is well, but just wish I could travel more. Well times change so maybe next year.

That eclipse thing in Japan is probably not possible because of my current contract which keeps me stuck here in the print shop at that time. Anyway all is good here, and I certainly hope the same for all of you!! Uploaded some pictures on my FaceBook profile during the last couple of weeks, so you can even see for yourselves…

Love and respect,
Tommy Hermansen

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Auspicious times

It’s that time of year again to wish you all happy Christmas and so on. This year was a tough one for me personally. All work and no play, as indeed I predicted about a year ago. Well at least I got away for a week in London during Easter, and a few weeks off during the summer. My brother Robin, my pal Eivind and I drove down to Denmark for a Kim Larsen concert, but ended up going to Amsterdam and Bergen an Zee after that. Seriously fun stuff but very expensive for me as the other two didn’t bring any money with them for this extended leg of the trip.

This also led to trouble at home – as I had big problems with paying rent and the three month deposit on the room I’m renting. Was nearly thrown out, but finally managed to pay them the deposit last week, so now I can enjoy the current Christian holidays and just relax with my friends and family. Next year will also be all about working and paying debts I’m afraid, but I plan to escape for some weeks as soon as possible. Will have to be to some European country again – maybe Portugal and the Boom Festival again, but I don’t have any plan so far.

Another big thing coming up in 2008 is a new job and a triumphant return to the graphic arts industry. Will be working as a print operator for a company called Wittusen & Jensen. Much better pay compared to my current job, and an economically very secure position with a company who just turned 110 years last august. I’ll get one more week of vacation too, so this looks really promising. No more crappy deliveries to do either. Merry x-mas eve with a full moon!!

Love!
Tommy Hermansen

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Confirmation of your KLM booking

Hello again friends! Hope all is well in your corner of the World?

I’m fine, work is good and the travel budget is looking far better now. The plan for the summer is Amsterdam and the Landjuweel Festival again. Me and my good pal Eivind are coming down to make the city unsafe for all unsuspecting square people, and an ongoing party will seamlessly merge with the always hip Amsterdam ambiance. So better cool down those Grolsch beers well ahead of time for us, you guys.

Just over a week until I’m moving back to sweet old Oslo town. Really looking forward to that, finally they managed to clear a room for me there. Was a bit upset with those people last month when all looked kinda bleak, but all is good again now and the date for the move has finally been set. I’ve been living with mom and step dad since 1st of May and have been eating very well. Which is a good thing for a single guy, who don’t know how to cook more intricate things than frozen pizzas.

There’s a picture of the new house on the beach on my Facebook profile. Respect! And hope you’ll have a fantastic summer wherever you are.

Tommy Hermansen