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Where did the Vikings Originate?

The Vikings originated in Scandinavia. It’s a rather large region and is linked together by it’s culture as well as it’s geographical area. Traditionally we think of the Vikings as being mainly from Norway. 125 more words

Trondheim - Of Saints and Sinners

Our small ship has negotiated the glittering chain that is Norway’s Trondelag archipelago in the Norwegian Sea, threading through myriad islands, islets and skerries to sail into the elongated Trondheimsfjorden. 84 more words

Alison's Travel Writing


Twilight travels, without shoes,
Beyond a chessboard of shadows,
Unto a dark path in between mountains
To fields where the waken mind
Dare not tread.


Travel Thursday Encore: Chillin’ Edition

Here’s my last tour of Scandinavian capitals. As the rain comes down yet again in SoCal—and on cue the sun comes out—I comfort myself with the thought that I’m not in any of these places at this time of year. 2,350 more words


2018 Week 51

The last report of 2018

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Location WCP Vasshornet 479m 56m Sande, Norway WCP Aksla 188m 188m Ålesund, Norway WCP 658 more words

Ålesund, Norway

Following a few days in Åndalsnes, I hopped on a bus for the short journey to Ålesund. After time in the sleepy little village (which I’m certain doesn’t even have a pub), Ålesund felt like a metropolis in comparison: bars, restaurants, lots of people. 848 more words