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Norway's 'most spectacular road' opens for season

PHeymont ·
Summer season is starting for Norway's Trollstegen, a road that is among the most beautiful and most dangerous in Europe.
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Vikings land in North America ...again!

PHeymont ·
A replica Viking longship, the biggest built in modern times, has completed a month-long journey from Norway in the track of Leif Ericcson.
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March 7, 2016: Changing of the Guard at Norway's Royal Palace

Travel Rob ·
You can get an up close view for the Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace in Oslo.
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Norway's mountains more popular—but for how long?

PHeymont ·
Conflicting trends face Norway: its mountain areas have grown in popularity, but climate change is challenging its future as a winter destination.
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Happy Birthday, Finland—your present is a mountain!

PHeymont ·
It's not yet a done deal, but a campaign to give Finland a mountain as a gift on the 100th anniversary of its independence is gaining support in Norway. Norway has lots of mountains; Finland is mostly flat. On their common border, Halti rises to 1365 metres, not even one of the top 200 in the country...but one of it spurs, over 40 meters lower, is the highest point in Finland. The proposal, which now has the support of the Norwegian Mapping Authority, would shift the border 20 meters to put...
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Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

PHeymont ·
Sherpas from Nepal, famed for their high-altitude work, have been rebuilding Norway's network of mountain pathways.
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Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway (Where Gumbo was #147)

Travel Rob ·
WITW was TravelGumbo this week? He was at Oslo's Akershus Castle and Fortress. Find out some of the history.
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Jan. 18, 2016: Mountain Parking in Kragero, Norway

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us a unique parking lot in Kragero, Norway.
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Norway to build 'bicycle expressways' in 10 cities

PHeymont ·
Norway will build bicycle expressways in 10 cities to make bicycle commuting more attractive and to reduce urban pollution.
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

DrFumblefinger ·
The Norwegian PM is clearly a fanatic that has not only lost touch with common sense, but is questionably grounded to reality. If the future of the world hangs in the balanced based on the number of times cows fart, then we might as well resign ourselves to Armagadeon. I think the Prime Minister is more full of hot air than the Norwegian cows are.
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

GarryRF ·
In the UK the number of winter related deaths (hypothermia - flu - respiratory) has fell by nearly 6,000 people a year. That's for an average 5'f (2'c) increase in the winter months. And were using less fossil fuel to heat our homes ! In 1814 wine producers in Northern England abandoned growing grapes because the climate was getting colder. I'll be happy when we get back to growing grapes here again. In January 2014 China had a quarter of all its territory under a cloud of smog. That's 600...
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

PHeymont ·
Sadly, common sense and science knowledge don’t appear to be requirements for achieving high office. Solberg’s nonsense brings to mind a U.S. president who considered ketchup a school-lunch vegetable and told a campaign audience that "Trees cause more < http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pollution > pollution than < http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Automobile > automobiles do." On the other hand, Solberg’s not the inventor of the cow fart theory…search the internet and you’ll find that...
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

GarryRF ·
I've heard that cows have as many as 4 stomachs. So I suppose that's to be expected after eating all your greens !
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Re: Norway: Are flatulent cows a real climate issue?

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, GarryRF, they do have a compartmentalized stomach designed to allow them to graze quickly if they need to, then carefully chew and digest their cud when they've time to ruminate. One might argue that a cow is a near perfect biological machine. We know they are useful to humans because of the milk, cheese, butter and meat they provide, but that's not the point. They are vegetarians and drop back on the pastures they graze their waste nitrogen, a wonderful fertilizer. And they exhale lots...
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Re: Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

Travel Rob ·
Last Summer we went for a little hike to view Kragero in Norway and the path had a sign on it that it was built by Sherpas, which we really thought was cool. I'm glad to know the rest of the story !
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Re: Vikings land in North America ...again!

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm surprised it only took a month! Must have been quite an adventure.
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Re: Vikings land in North America ...again!

PHeymont ·
The length of time gets less surprising when you look more closely at the "top of the world..." on a globe. Suddenly it becomes clear how close together those lands up there (Norway, Scotland, the islands, Iceland and Greenland) really are!
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Re: Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Travel Luver ·
That's quite an adventure, Bob! The experience reminds me of a visit to Alaska.
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Re: Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
A lot of similarities travel luver - I was there too for 3 months - some pics on my website but yet to write up successes, failures and farragos! Because of the Gulf Stream the Arctic circle is much milder in Norway than AK, until you climb inland ! Catch yer later !
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Re: Norway's mountains more popular—but for how long?

GarryRF ·
Since the Jet Stream altered its course in 2010 all of northern Europe has been enjoying warmer winters. We're using less fossil fuel to heat our homes and farmers are enjoying a longer growing season. Fewer people are dying from winter related problems. 6,000 a year lives saved in the UK alone. That's 36,000 since 2010. The prevailing wind in winter now comes up from the Caribbean - instead of down from the Arctic Circle. My heart goes out to the Norwegian Trekkers and their search for snow.
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Re: Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway (Where Gumbo was #147)

PHeymont ·
Kicking myself this morning, because I did actually think of Akershus as the pictures rolled...but there was also enough similarity to Prague Castle to give me doubts. Of course, when you're building a military fortification... And, Travel Rob was clever to keep the ocean out of the picture. It's actually THIS close, adjacent to Oslo's Aker Brygge waterfront: Despite its grim history (which figures in quite a few police procedurals and novels of World War), it can be a peaceful place for an...
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Re: Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway (Where Gumbo was #147)

PurpleDinner Greg ·
ah! And I currently LIVE in Norway!! So I totally should have gotten this! But I live in the north of Norway (to my own defense). But at least I got the correct latitude based on vegetation, sun angle, and clothing worn! Thanks for the great puzzle! Please post more!
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Brekkeparken, Skien, Norway (Where Gumbo was #159)

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits Brekkeparken, a 36-acre open-air museum in Skien, Norway, with 14 heritage buildings and a beautiful Tulip Park.
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Bergen: A Smorgasbord of Sights

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford braves inclement weather to search out the delights of Norway's second-largest city.
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Tiger Sighting in Oslo

Judy Barford ·
Norway's capital city lives up to its nickname and provides an unexpected photo opportunity.
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