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Kon-Tiki

Preparing my trip to Easter Island, memories of Kon-Tiki leaped into my mind, one of the first travel/adventure books I read. Thor Heyerdahl and his crew did not sail to Easter Island in 1947, but further north, yet the underlying question if the islands of Polynesia were settled from Asia or from South America concerns all of the South Pacific. 295 more words

Travel

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The same thing takes on different meanings at different moments.

Thought For The Day

Rafting Across the Pacific and Other Impossible (But True) Voyages of Thor Heyerdahl

I almost overlooked the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo completely because, although it’s a highly-rated attraction, I had never heard of the incredible expeditions of Norwegian researcher Thor Heyerdahl. 759 more words

Adventures In Scandanavia

Inspiration by text

A quote to inspire a personal story can be a key to thinking about what has inspired and influenced us in life. As such, it is useful to writing memoir… 862 more words
Journalism

Fåborg and Norse Origin Mythologies

Traipsed into Fåborg, a portly hamlet of south Fyn  (South Fyn – Funen – Fiòna). The city of Odense sprawls out on the north coast, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875). 711 more words

Fact vs. Fiction | Thor Heyerdahl's Kon Tiki

Fact vs. Fiction: Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki

Major film studios have always had a loose relationship with historical accuracy; it hardly takes the most well schooled of film buffs to highlight the blaring liberties taken in… 1,017 more words

Film