Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, July 06, 2014

ROUTE 66: END OF THE TRAIL


A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
Many simply imagine it just runs right into the Pacific Ocean. And while that may sound silly, that's pretty much exactly right. In an effort to end the epic highway on a high note, the Route 66 Alliance and the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp. got together and on the 83rd anniversary of the highway's inception, declared the end of the Santa Monica Pier the official stopping point of Route 66.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, June 05, 2014

California Here I Come...

Music by Miaha Z
I am excited to share that my family and I are moving to California next week. We have around three weeks vacation based in Santa Barbara.
The city is often called as the ‘American Riveria’. 
Santa Barbara is one of the best tourist destination which is popular for its great weather, Spanish architecture and downtown beaches.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Norway Viking longboat visit the UK in July

The world’s largest reconstructed Viking longship will soon be setting sail from Norwegian shores.

Having journeyed from western Norway’s Haugesund, the 115-foot vessel (about 340 metres) will then be rowed down the River Mersey following her some three-week journey.

The Liverpool Echo also reports she will arrive at the time of the Open Tournament at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in northeast Britain’s Wirral.

Draken Harald Hårfagre has an approximately 3,230-square foot sail (about 300 square metres) made of silk. The sail is nearly 115 feet long and about 26 feet wide (35m by 8m), and the vessel has a displacement of about 70 tons.

The oak longship has 25 pairs of oars and requires two people on each oar. A crew of more than a hundred specially-trained “Viking Navy” volunteers are manning her for the voyage. It is expected she will reach West Float, in Wallasey on 18th July.

'Modern slaves' wash Norwegians' cars

Police and labour inspectors have uncovered widespread ”modern slavery” at car washes across Norway.
What the inspectorate has found is that many of the staff sleep at the car washes and earn way below the cleaning sector’s minimum hourly rate of 161 kroner. Some of the workes only earn 19 kroner ($3.17) an hour.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Drammen, Norway

Panoramic wiew of Drammen, early in the morning.

The city of Drammen is located 30 minutes from Oslo (the capital of Norway), surrounded by a beautiful valley and with a great river running through it. The city was founded in 1811 and has managed to preserve a number of old traditional buildings and market squares.

Drammen can offer a wide variety of social and cultural activities. As the river is deemed to be the city's main street, a number of activities and festivals revolve around the river. In the city centre you can enjoy museums, restaurants and shops. In terms of outdoor activities, there are a number of tracks for hiking or bicycle trips to enjoy during the summer, in addition to golfing and boating opportunities.

In wintertime, you can enjoy the prepared cross-country ski tracks or downhill skiing facilities close to the city centre.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rainy Day

A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Awesome Norwegian Sherlock skit

Two Sherlock-obsessed Norwegian TV executives have cooked up what must be the best parody yet of the BBC's updated Holmes and Watson series. Warning: It's a bit risqué.

Their skit, titled 'Oklahomo', riffs on the way the series plays with the question of Holmes' sexuality, while perfectly taking off the quick-fire deduction and verbal brilliance of Benedict Cumberbatch's Holmes, all shot with the same jerky camera movements used in the BBC's brilliant production.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Evening mood from Lofoten, Norway

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening wherever you are. Remember to see your greatness today and help others see theirs.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Teen lived in a cave for a year

A 19-year-old girl from the most fjord-filled region of Western Norway has been living a cave for almost a year with little but a high-grade sleeping bag to get her through the gruelling Norwegian winter.

She moved into her rocky dwelling in May 2013 after deciding she wanted to reduce her environmental impact to close to nothing.
She sleeps in a sleeping bag that can keep you warm in temperatures of -30C on a bed of straw covered with a mattress and a blanket, and drinks rainwater she catches in a bowl.