Happy 15th wedding anniversary Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit || m. 25 August 2001
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so angry with anyone as with you. I don’t think I’ve ever been so weak or so strong as when I’ve been together with you. I don’t think I’ve ever been so filled with love as when I am together with you. You bring out everything that is in me. When we communicate I feel like a whole person. Thank you for giving me this feeling.” Haakon in his wedding speech to his wife.
Norway Day 2 - Today was a travelling day. We spent around 6 hours to get from Stavanger to Odda and these photos I am showing you are the views from the bus…. they were absolutely breathtaking I was amazed!
I had never had much interest in visiting Norway before, mostly because the first thing that would come to my mind is ‘COLD!!’ (which isn’t something Brazilians are usually fond of…) And yes, I was cold, but it has really been worth it so far. I was staring out the windows for most of our trip.. it’s not everyday you get on a bus and see such beautiful scenery..
A group of Scandinavians built a
replica of a Viking ship from scratch
using only technology that would
have been available at the time, then
set sail from Norway to the US to prove
the Vikings could have easily made the
trip 500 years before Columbus did. SourceSource 2Source 3
Kulning is an ancient herding call that originated in Sweden and Norway. It is used most often to call livestock (cows, goats, sheep, etc) down from pastures where they’d been grazing. The calls are typically used by women, though there are records of it having been used by men.
Seriously, watch this clip. It gave me goosebumps.