Showing posts from July, 2013


       N O R W A Y

Back when I was in performing arts school one of my classmates sang a beautiful song from an operetta called "Song of Norway."  At that time I never imagined myself going to Norway but a couple of years later "Norway" was beckoning  to me and I knew I just had to go there.

I went to the local library and checked out a book called "International Job Guide." I was thrilled when I found a listing of temporary jobs in Norway. I applied with an organization in Oslo and a few weeks later a farmer from Kristiansand contacted me about a three month position working on his farm resort. I would work about 40 hours a week and in exchange I would get to live in a beautiful house near the sea with my own room, have home cooked meals and get paid a weekly salary. How could I refuse an offer like that? So off to Norway I went.
Norway is clean and safe, the people are friendly, the food is fresh and delicious, the scenery is stunning, there are lots of ou…

M E X I C O.....OH....M E X I C O

North America's M E X I C O is an enchanting country full of wonders. There are archeological sites, beautiful beaches, desert landscapes, jungle settings, and mighty mountains not to mention mouth-watering cuisine and great tequila. This is the country that gets lots of college students during their spring break hanging out at the beach and honeymoon couples enjoying a romantic vacation. Whether you come here to explore the excitement of Mexico City or swing in a hammock at one of the popular beach resorts. MEXICO is synonymous with vacation.

So where do you head first? Well if the beach is on your mind "Cancun" is a very good choice. Here the waters are turquoise and the sun as warm as fresh made tortillas. Cancun is full of hotels and resorts that stand in front of the Caribbean Sea. Just be certain to wear lots of sunscreen because it's very easy to get sunburned the first few days (I can attest to this having gotten sunburned the day after I arrived in Cancun). …


M O N A C O       

When American actress Grace Kelly attended the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 she probably never thought she'd meet Prince Rainer of Monaco, fall in love and get married but like a Hollywood love story the beauty got her prince and her marriage to the prince in 1956 was a world wide event.
Monaco's tourism boomed after the marriage of Prince Rainer and Grace Kelly. Visitors still flock to the small but grand Monaco to enjoy its attractions. Monaco a relic of medieval Europe is the second smallest country in the world with a population of about 35,000. Monaco sits on the French Mediterranean coast near Nice and is roughly 499 acres in size. The big attraction is the Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House but there are also other places to visit.


Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House

Prince's Palace

Le "Rocher the Rock"

Fort Antoine

Oceanographic Museum

Monaco Cathedral

Monaco neighbors are France and Italy, both of the…


With summer in full swing most people dream of being at the beach to enjoy surfing, swimming, and lots of blue sunny skies. The small country of MALTA is a blend of beautiful beaches, idyllic towns, rocky terrain and desert. Malta consists of three main islands which are all worth visiting.

Summers in Malta can be dry, long, and hot but a swim in the Mediterranean Sea will soon make you forgot about the heat. 

Popular Malta Beaches:

Armier Bay
Golden Bay
Mellieha Bay
Paradise Bay
Ramla Bay

There are countless options for lodging in MALTA which consist of apartment rentals, hostels, hotels, and guesthouses.

Things to do in Malta:

The capital city of Valletta is loaded with history and has lots of things to do and see.

Mdina has narrow winding streets and lots of medieval charm.

Gozo is a lovely island surrounded by beaches.

The Megalithic Temples are a popular attraction.

Food in Malta:

The Maltese like to eat soups, fish, stewed rabbit, olives, pasta, sheep cheese, rice, and breads.

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