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    #91
    Norway has made it to TIMES SQUARE, in New York:

    http://reise.adressa.no/reise/article66399.ece

    Well, at least to the Billlboards... I guess it ain't cheap to advertise on those boards, but hopefully, people will learn where Norway is located.... LOL
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      #92
      Maybe they could put up this video at Time Square to attract more nutcases to Norway?? : http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/81305/he...tatt-kay-espen

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        #93
        ..... yeah, right ---- that is way out on the crazy limb I would not even dare to move - and I wouldn't be allowed by my doctors either.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #94
          The Norski fauna is taking over the country.... check these slide to reveal images showing how much trees and plants take over the scenery:

          http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/n...er/a/23263298/

          Main reason is that farm animals such as goats, sheeps and cows are no longer out in the summer like they used to be.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #95
            Here is a bit of Norway that very few have visited: http://barentsobserver.com/en/opinio...iplomacy-08-09
            I know that many CVF members have visited the boarder crossing at Storskog, but how many have ever been to the small settlement at Grense Jakobselv??: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grense_Jakobselv

            There is not much there:


            Except the old Church:


            Unless you are there for a refreshing swim in the Barents Sea:


            The only thing that separate Norway and Russia is this narrow river and the Boarder markers on either side:


            Now imagine staying there during a long, cold and dark winter.

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            • nari
              nari commented
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              I watched a documentary on this place, where Norwegian soldiers, male and female, spent days training in this area. They all showed remarkable fortitude under harsh conditions, which included the "compulsory" swim in the Barents.

            #96
            In Trondheim they have invented a new and space saving way of parking cars: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article10176564.ece

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              #97
              Excellent. Space-saving.
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                #98
                Want a more active way of seeing Norway than from the deck of Hurtigruten?? Here is one possibility: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article10562335.ece

                I cannot see the video here, but hope it is spectacular.

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                  #99
                  I know that sport is not a topic on CVF, but when the Ski jumping world record is broken twice in the same competition it is worth mentioning.
                  Since this was done in Norway and the record holder is Norwegian, where else could I put it than here.

                  Flying over 250 m. without wings (or halo) must be quite an experience, an experience only two people have had: https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs...164459525.html

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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    Bother. Cannot see either of the videos due to "restrictions" in my "area". Oh well...

                  I can see the ski jump ones, very impressive, but the one in #99 gave a black screen. I tapped it and a message came up which, translated, said "Share error, try again later." I did just now, but it won't play. Shame.
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Try go Incognito, it may help hiding your location.

                  Not quite sure where to put this one - but the wonderful 360 views of H'våg, Vardø and others have been joined by several newer webcams - including Alta.

                  Apologies if I'm the last one to find this lot!!

                  www.kystnor.no
                  Cheers,

                  Mark.

                  www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    Thanks, Mark. I have always liked how long and skinny the town of Vadso is.

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                      Five Musk Oxes killed by train recently: http://www.smp.no/ntb/innenriks/article10995085.ece
                      Musk Ox is not a native species in Norway. They were imported from Greenland sometime in the late 1940s.
                      There are now about 300 animals roaming the Doverfjell National Park

                      I don't know if the offer of Musk Ox Safari is something well known, or if anybody among CVF members have participated in one: http://www.moskussafari.no/

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                      • nari
                        nari commented
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                        I have not gone on a musk ox safari, but going through Sweden on 2013 in a bus, we stopped to look at two oxen grazing about 400m away. They looked at us and carried on chewing. The tour guide said that we could get out and move a little bit closer -but to remember they can outrun a fleeing human in mere minutes. So we did not get out.

                        They are beautiful beasts, more so than the furry bears of North America, who lumber around with far less style.

                      • ombugge
                        ombugge commented
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                        Yes there are a few animals in Sweden as well: http://www.photographersforconservation.com/

                      I mentioned in another thread recently that 110 mill. Chinese travel outside China these days, but did you know that a lot of them are tourists in Norway???
                      Another thing that may be surprising is that they are the biggest spenders when they are there??: http://www.vg.no/forbruker/reise/rei...ge/a/23488058/
                      That the Germans and Dutch are the least spending tourists in Norway may not be as much of a surprise though.
                      Last edited by ombugge; July 24th, 2015, 08:09.

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                        The border between Norway an Russia will be adjusted to reflect the reality on the ground for the first time since 1947: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/v...nd/a/23494757/

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