The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump's America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.
My siblings, Kathy Buie Vance and Ann Buie Loomis, and their husbands recently returned from a 14-day cruise of Scandinavia with GlobusJourneys.com. They had a wonderful time (Facebook slideshow). Highlights were the Hans Christian Anderson House and Museum in Odense, Denmark; Gustav Vigeland's sculptures in Oslo, Norway; the Telemark region; Bergen; Sognefjord; Faguernes; Lillehammer; Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred Sweden; Old Town,... Continue Reading →
Click for History Channel Series, "The Vikings" On my recent trip to Scotland, I learned that I likely have Viking heritage, since the Vikings, or Norsemen, Danes, and Swedes, migrated to or invaded the Inner Hebrides islands and Ulster in northern Ireland, establishing the kingdom of Dal Riata around 500 A.D. One of my distant... Continue Reading →
Me in Flam, Norway with fjords. Eating fresh shrimp on the docks in Oslo, Norway with my friend Bill Winn. Matthew's Photos
Thor Heyerdahl and Kontiki Museum, Oslo
Rick Steves on Bergen, Oslo, Fjords, and Norway in a Nutshell.
I heard this poem on my first trip to Norway from a very proud Norwegian. Since my son Matthew (and my future grandson) have Norwegian ancestry, maybe they would like to memorize this poem: "The Battle of Copenhagen" Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds, chased by one Norwegian. Ten thousand more ran to the... Continue Reading →