Norway

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Oct022015

You can call me Reeshard

Funny how divergent events from life come together in memory during travel. In the pre-dawn hour before sunrise, laying in bed in Clermont-Ferrand, France, sleepy and in need of more sleep, my mind drifted to my first French language teacher in 8th grade. In junior high and high school French classes I cringed when teachers…

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Sep232015

Clarion Bergen Airport modern style

Clarion Bergen Airport was one of the nicest airport hotels I have stayed in and one of the best Nordic Choice Hotels rooms I’ve seen. I changed my reservation this week from a downtown Bergen hotel to the airport after visiting the Clarion hotel a couple of weeks ago while waiting for a flight out…

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Sep222015

Arctic Norway and whales

Telling travelers and flight crew yesterday that I was returning to San Francisco, California from Arctic Norway evoked an inquisitive response from people interested in a place where relatively few Americans have traveled. “Did you see the northern lights?” – That is more of a late fall and winter months phenomenon. “Was it gorgeous?” –…

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Sep212015

Back in LHR British Airways lounge

About an hour to go before I board my next transatlantic flight to Chicago. Back in the London LHR British Airways lounge, which looks to be my home base for another 16 hours over the next two weeks as I transit through LHR a couple more times. Oneworld lounge access on international travel is the…

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Sep182015

68.8° N in Harstad, Norway

First impressions of northern Norway is sunlight seems to color the landscape differently here within the Arctic Circle at 68.8° N in Harstad, Norway. This rainbow is more of a rain-ray with a single shaft of bright light dropping down from a mostly clear sky. Southern Norway had ten inches of rain in the past…

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Sep172015

Oslo Airport Never Odd or Even

Was it a car or a cat I saw? I could not be certain what I saw or heard as I walked through Oslo Airport. This is a place where words and sounds had fleeting meanings as I passed through empty space in terminal corridors. She whispered in my ears. There was no left ear…

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