Friday, April 04, 2008

You're Friday Moment of Zen: Kebab-y!

Damn you cruel fate!

The Red Polar Bear, owned by Kazem Ariaiwand is officially the worlds most northern kebab van! Mr Ariaiwand moved to Spitsbergen after a failed asylum attempt in Norway, and set up his business in an old military van last year in Longyearbyen. Having already been to Svalbard once, it seems we have to go again! Kebabs!! The most northern kebabs in the world!! We've already been to the worlds most northern McDonalds in Rovaniemi, it seems only fair to have a chicken kebab with extra hot sauce back in Longyearbyen.

As a small aside, having checked out "The Worlds Most Northern" and I find I can cross the following of as places I've been to:
Town > 1000 people Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway DONE 78°13′N 15°33′E
City > 50,000 people Tromsø, Norway DONE! 69°40′N
Metropolitan area > 1 million Greater Helsinki (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen), Finland DONE 60°10′N 24°56′E
City (proper) > 1 million people St Petersburg, Russia DONE! 59°56′N 30°20′E

Shops and service facilities

Item Place Latitude/Longitude
Bank Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway DONE!
78°13′N 15°33′E
Automatic Teller Machine Longyearbyen, Svalbard, NorwayDONE! 78°13′N 15°33′E
Night club Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway?? Where was this?
78°13'N 15°33'E
Pub Longyearbyen, Svalbard, NorwayDONE! 78°13'N 15°33'E
Supermarket Longyearbyen, Svalbard, NorwayDONE! 78°13′N 15°33′E
Tourist office Longyearbyen, Svalbard, NorwayDONE! 78°13′N 15°33′E
University University of Tromsø (ext link), Tromsø, NorwayDONE! 69°40′N 18°56′E
University campus University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Svalbard, NorwayDONE! 78°13′N 15°33′E
Anyhoo, just a small aside.

Ahh most northerly Kebab Van.. if only you'd been there when WE were there... I would have enjoyed you infinitely more than the cured seal meat I had, which was awful.

1 comment:

tm said...

the seal carpaccio was delicous! reminded me of a fine black pudding.