around the head of the 68-mile-long Oslofjord, Oslo is probably the most
spacious city in the world. Its 175-square-mile metropolitan area
consists of over 75 percent forests and five percent water. Its fine
deep harbor, Pipervika, stretches into the heart of the city and from it
leave ferries to Denmark and Germany.
my first taste of
Scandinavia during a stopover in Finland on my way to and from Russia.
Since then, I've written about and researched the history and culture
of this fascinating region.
As a writer, I find Scandinavia
fascinating, a treasure of endless subject matter. Over the last 30
years, I've published over 4,500 articles on a variety of international
destinations, covering every aspect of their cultures, for many national
and international newspapers and magazines, including Discover
Travel Mexico, Business Traveller(UK), Hispanic Magazine,
The New York Post, Executive Traveler, among others. In researching material for
my articles, I've
traveled to over 75 countries by every means and have stayed in all types
of accommodations. A photographer as well, I've captured the
nuances that make each destination endearing to my readers.
Come along with me as
explore all of Scandinavia, from the cosmopolitan cultures of its cities
to its rustic rural farmlands and picturesque coastlines. Read the
history, see the arts, taste the food. But, above all, meet the
Youll be glad you did.
Every year about 95 000 people die in
Sweden and, according to the law, everyone must be buried. There must be
room for everyone in the cemeteries, therefore the future needs of space
have to be predicted. Because of this funerals must be part of the
the early Middle Ages, driven by famine at home and the promise of
wealth to be had in other lands, the Vikings set out from Scandinavia to
conquer parts of England, Ireland, France, Russia, and even Turkey.
Bolstered by their successes, the Vikings pushed westward, eventually
crossing the North Atlantic and founding settlements in Iceland,
Greenland, and Newfoundland in Canada. Read
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