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Tour Belgium, the Netherlands & Switzerland On Line (Video + Stills)

My movie “Tulips That Yodel” tours Belgium, the Netherlands, (Holland) and Switzerland. Stars include a World War I trench museum, Bruges, the lovely Keukenhof Gardens, Dutch Windmills, Amsterdam (with its canals & a coffee house that sells pot), the mighty Matterhorn, and a great Swiss folklore show making music from “instruments” you may see nowhere else, plus yodeling.

“Tulips That Yodel” can be seen on the web, if you have a high speed internet connection. This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player. No ads and no strings attached.

Tour Denmark, Sweden, & Norway On Line (Video + Stills)

My film “Vikings, Tivoli and Trolls” presents the highlights of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, starring Copenhagen’s colorful Nyhavn Canal, entertainment at the Tivoli amusement park; Stockholm’s Vasa, a huge Swedish warship that sank in 1628; Norway’s scenic fjords, waterfalls, the Bergen World Heritage Site, Trolls, and the Viking Ship Museum, plus much more. With historic houses and digital effects.

“Vikings, Tivoli and Trolls” can be seen on the web, with a high speed internet connection. This is a free, non-commercial, streaming video on the Windows Media Player.

Oslo in December...

Hello, I will be traveling to Oslo, Norway, in mid-December for a little business but I have lots of time to explore and do things.

I checked the average weather for that time and it is not too bad, but my question is what is Oslo like in mid-December? Are a lot of things closed down? Should I expect lots of snow? or rain? Should I get some serious boots?

Also, is there any nice day-trips from Oslo, maybe to see something historic, or naturally beautiful?

Any insight will be really helpful!


Mt. Fløyen
Landmark in Bergen, Norway


Going to Norway next Saturday, driving from Stockholm. Will spend two weeks in Norway, out of which, one and a half or two days in Oslo. Done some homeworks, found interesting things to see in Oslo, but still wondering if Oslo worth spending more than 1,5 days (few hours on the arrival day, next day and few hours the day after, before driving to Bergen)
What’s your opinion ?
Also…any hints for a well-located hotel or a nice gues-house (in the *** range) ?


Changing flights & carriers

I’m definitely a newbie when it comes to budget flights over in Europe, but a question I had was what to do with checked bags during a layover when changing carriers?

We will be flying from Dublin to LGW on Aer Lingus, each of us checking our backpack. We will have a 3 hour layover there and then continue on to Bergen, Norway on Norwegian.

In this instance, should we arrive at LGW, claim our bags, go through security again (first checking in with Norwegian and rechecking our bags on the flight to Norway) and wait for our flight, or will the airport handle cross-carrier flights?

Gift for Norwegian Host


We will be staying with a Norwegian couple in their apartment for a day this summer, along our trip around Europe.

Any ideas for a useful, classy, relevant gift that would be ideal to pack in a backpack and would be appreciated by our hosts? My thoughts were liquor (packed safely as to not break), as it is quite expensive in Scandinavia… perhaps something from here in Texas.

Any and all thoughts are appreciated.


Anyone used US credit card to book Norwegian Rail Minipris online?

I’ve seen old discussions about difficulty buying online tickets with some European rail systems using US credit cards on Lonely Planet. I had no trouble booking on the Swedish rail site. But the Norwegian site says “The creditcard information entered is not valid, or you have tried to use a credit card we do not accept.” for two credit cards.

I am going to try telephoning Norway on Monday, but wondered if anyone has gotten around this.

First timer and excited! 77 Day itinerary, how's it look?

So travelling Europe has been my dream since I was like 12 years old, and finally I have the means to do it and am making it happen! I have a ticket nonstop from San Francisco to Dublin on June 25th. Here’s my itinerary, how’s it look to y’all? Spain is shorter than I’d like, the only thing negotiable on here is Ireland, so I’m considering replacing Ireland for more of Spain and simply flying to London from Dublin. Cutting out Spain and flying out of Paris or Milan is also a possibility.

Northern Europe

So, I have been thinking of planning a trip to the region, Stockholm in specific. I was just wondering if anyone could give me some general advice for the area? Where should I visit, where shouldn’t I?

Another thing I’m unsure about is money. I’d like to go cheap, but buying clothes and stuff would be nice. In general, is Sweden expensive to visit? What about other Scandinavian countries? Am I best off to stay in hostels?

Thanks in advance. I ask a lot of questions, I know.

One final one, should I whip out some Robyn cds now, or later? hahaha