Author Archives: Stephen Hansen
I didn’t think anything could match the natural beauty of Iceland, but then we cruised through Prince Christian Sund – a long channel along the bottom of Greenland. The pictures below don’t begin to describe how amazing it was. We … Continue reading
The first two of our three scheduled stops in Iceland were Akuryri on the north end of the island, and Isafjodur on the northwest. Both are small towns existing mainly for fishing and a bit of farming. Now that they … Continue reading
A couple of blustery days at sea in the North Atlantic and crossing the Arctic Circle.
Second largest city in Norway. Great views from the hilltop – had to take a tram to the top.
We are spending a couple of days in Copenhagen before boarding the ship. It has been around 12 years since our last visit here and expectedly, things have changed somewhat. It is still a wonderful city – the iconic landmarks … Continue reading
An afternoon at the Rijks Museum. The pictures speak for themselves..
We toured out of the city today to find some of the mainstays of Dutch tourism – windmills, dikes and clogs. It only takes a brief ride to leave the city behind for vast fields of reclaimed land (polders) surrounded … Continue reading
No photos allowed. None needed. The message will last. “It is not a memory. It is a warning to all of us” – Shimon Peres – visiting Anne Frank House, 2013 Always relevant. More so now.
We’ve been in Amsterdam for just a day so far and are still a little time-zone fuzzy, but I am very impressed. What a friendly, tidy, and practical city! It reminds me of Copenhagen but with more canals and, if … Continue reading