Tag Archives: Scandinavia

Books and ghosts in Norway’s fjordland

In the middle of fjordland Norway, Mundal Hotel is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. This family-owned hotel has creaking stairs, a great turret bed room, a library, a billiards room, a music room, deep leather chairs by the fireplace – and books; not just in the library but everywhere. That’s as it should be. […]

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Jennifer Lo Prete, host of this week’s Blogsherpa Travel Carnival, challenged us LP bloggers to write a post about unusual foreign food finds. Immediately, I thought of all the peculiar foods I saw when I lived in the USA. Spray cheese – how weird is that? Or powdered eggs? Strange combinations of food is a […]

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Let women jump: Oslo’s Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Gender Debate

Earlier this week, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, one of Oslo’s best known attractions, reopened. The old ski jump from 1892 was torn down in 2008 to make room for a new, improved hill to be ready for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

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PhotoFriday: Winter in Norway

List of my recently published Norway articles – on Matador Travel, NileGuide and Cheapoair’s blog

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Oslo celebrates Christmas

National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler is hosting a holiday series called My City Celebrates. Again, I was inspired, so without further ado, here’s how Oslo celebrates Christmas Cool photo of Frogner Park, photo credit: cris Oslo Celebrates When I need a dose of holiday cheer, I always take in a concert with Sølvguttene (The Silver Boys). […]

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Oslo or Copenhagen – where will Obama be?

Oslo and Copenhagen are both in the headlines these days; Oslo for being the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony on 10 December, and Copenhagen for hosting the United Nations Climate Conference 09 on 7 – 18 December. Oslo and Copenhagen Oslo’s Frogner Park and Copenhagen’s Tivoli The question is, where will Obama be? […]

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Valdres and the airport of heavenly peace

The little airport in Valdres is known as The place of heavenly peace. It’s beautifully located near heaven. And there’s little traffic.

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