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26 hours in Oslo

My meeting at the Norwegian Environment Agency finished at lunchtime whilst my flight did not leave Gardermoen until 19:20, so I had a few hours on a beautiful autumn afternoon in which to enjoy Oslo. 551 more words

Saturday Selections: Kon-Tiki (movie)

Looking for a movie filled with adventure, turmoil, and a few easy-on-the-eyes Norwegians? Look no further than the movie Kon-Tiki.

As always, Saturday Selections is when I give a little shout out to something I’ve enjoyed over the past week to hopefully encourage my wonderful readers to give that something a chance. 453 more words

Saturday Selections

Borders? I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.

 —Thor Heyerdahl


Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer and amateur anthropologist and archaeologist. He is best known for sailing a handmade raft, called the Kon-Tiki, across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands.  164 more words


Tiki Bar, Tiki Hut, Tiki Torch

Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean ended on August 7, 1947, when his balsa-wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, smashed into a reef in French Polynesia. 410 more words

The August Birds: 7 August, 1947

So. I’ve recently published my first novel, The August Birds. Because it takes place over the month of August, with each day corresponding to a chapter, I’ll be uploading it piecemeal over the next few weeks. 1,570 more words


Inside the Explorers Club

Gifts from the Dalai Lama. A voodoo drum that it is said will curse those who play it without possessing a proper witch doctor’s credentials. A penis harvested from a dead whale, and the horn of from a narwhal. 1,176 more words

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