Category Archives: Scandinavia

Sakte Fart: Hungry Viking Descendants in the North Sea

“If we keep going that way, we will get to England”, Lars said as he steered the small boat and pointed out across the North Sea. I nodded and asked, “Should we go there and raid them? It is traditional, … Continue reading

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Back in Beautiful Bergen – Barely

It’s been a couple of years and I was feeling pretty nostalgic for Norway. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get back. And I am so glad I did. There were a few changes, but not very many. It was, … Continue reading

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Majestic Norway: Warmer than you Think

I love this place. I am having a wonderful time here, and I love my new-found family. I feel so well-cared for and so at home here. If it weren’t so expensive and so cold in winter, I might move … Continue reading

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Oslo, Day Two

I overslept. This midnight sun is hard to adjust to. I hurriedly packed up to make my check-out time (missed that too, but they were nice and didn’t charge me), and got another cab over to the Thon Hotel Stefan … Continue reading

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The Harbor of Oslo

I am finally feeling better (I think the anti-nausea pills were enough to get me over the hump). I took the train to Oslo, Norway, today with one train transfer. Big red has gained some weight due to a couple … Continue reading

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Aquavit, Vaxholm and the Vasa

I got out into Stockholm for some more sightseeing. I went down to one of the two main boat embarkation points and caught a boat for an island called Vaxholm. This is out in the archipelago of Stockholm, where there … Continue reading

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Sparkling Sweden

Now that all my western-civilization-based errands are done, I can do some sightseeing. Today was the Gamla Stan and the royal palace, and the historic park of Skansen located on the former royal hunting grounds. I took the metro to … Continue reading

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