Category Archives: enjoying other cultures

Crossing European borders with ease in southern Netherlands

The last part of my trip was very special. I’m visiting Lisa, a transplanted friend who lives in the southern part of the Netherlands. She and her friend, Vic picked me up in Maastricht, Netherlands, the nearest airport to her … Continue reading

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Experiencing Oslo Norway – Jazz to Vikings

Our Oslo experience was shorter than anticipated – Kay and I had food poisoning for two days and were housebound. Sometimes the body insists on resting. But before that happened, we had fun. One of the pleasures of having my … Continue reading

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Bergen – Sognefjord boat and Flam Railway trip with a hiccup

August 2019. Our second day in Bergen, the plan is to take a five-hour boat ride up the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest (127 miles) and deepest (4,291 ft) fjord. Then we’ll transfer to the scenic Flam Line that will take us … Continue reading

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Bergen Norway – a short but delicious visit

August 2019. Bergen may be my favorite stop so far on my 10-city, 8-country summer trip, except for that one incident, but more about that in a later blog. Right away as we stepped off the plane my curiosity was … Continue reading

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Getting around Helsinki with sisu…or not

August 2019. Wow, we thought Stockholm was cool (no pun intended). But Helsinki far exceeded our expectations. Everyone was so friendly. I guess they aren’t jaded by an overwhelming number of tourists like some of the other cities we visited. … Continue reading

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I could live in Stockholm Sweden

August 2019. I think I could live in Stockholm. Not year-round, but definitely for a summer. If possible, I’d like to be here for the summer solstice some year. Are you in? I’m not even sure why I say this; … Continue reading

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Scary train trip – Copenhagen to Stockholm

July 2109. Imagine yourself in the main train station for Copenhagen, Denmark, holding a ticket to Stockholm, pre-booked from home, all printed in Danish except for one line (Photo ID required.) All the station signage was in Danish too. We … Continue reading

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