A City Divided: Belfast, UK

At the beginning of this trip, we hardly knew anything about the United Kingdom and Ireland division and past tensions. In fact, our travel friend whom we met in Bulgaria, Brian, graciously took the time to explain that Northern Ireland is actually part of the United Kingdom and how it worked. Even then, the deep … Continue reading A City Divided: Belfast, UK


Old Neighbors and Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House Throughout our first 3 months of travels a strange happenstance had dogged some of our adventures. We seemed to repeatedly land in cities while national holidays occurred. This was a double-edged sword. Surprise processions and festivals or traditions had pulled us curiously in to witness the local celebrations. Conversely, closed restaurants, stores, … Continue reading Old Neighbors and Oslo, Norway