Category Archives: travel as a transformation tool

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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Floating hotel – ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki

August 2019. So what’s the best way to get from Stockholm to Helsinki? Cruise there! Yes, the Viking Cruise Line has an overnight ferry that connects the two cities. So we get our transportation and our hotel all in one … 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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