Category Archives: Europe

Zero waste butchery

In the spirit of nothing being wasted when slaughtering a sheep, smoked sheep’s head is a Norwegian delicacy, Smalahove.  Of course I couldn’t refuse to join in this experience (although now that I’ve done it once, I’m not sure I’ll

Zero waste butchery

In the spirit of nothing being wasted when slaughtering a sheep, smoked sheep’s head is a Norwegian delicacy, Smalahove.  Of course I couldn’t refuse to join in this experience (although now that I’ve done it once, I’m not sure I’ll

Brewing up a hill

The competition organisers put on a couple of excursions which any competition participants could join if they wished.  The first was to the Voss Brewery. It is situated above the town where we were staying and from the balconies visible

Brewing up a hill

The competition organisers put on a couple of excursions which any competition participants could join if they wished.  The first was to the Voss Brewery. It is situated above the town where we were staying and from the balconies visible

Icy gorge

On another afternoon of Artistic flying competition, the group of Formation Skydiving judges went for a walk around the lake the other way from the hotel that I had explored.  It started out quite innocuous with wide, snow free, flat

Icy gorge

On another afternoon of Artistic flying competition, the group of Formation Skydiving judges went for a walk around the lake the other way from the hotel that I had explored.  It started out quite innocuous with wide, snow free, flat

Spring snow

My next trip to a European country was to Norway in April.  I was invited to judge the European Indoor Skydiving Championships being held at VossVind.  The competition included Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events, which have different judging panels.  During

Spring snow

My next trip to a European country was to Norway in April.  I was invited to judge the European Indoor Skydiving Championships being held at VossVind.  The competition included Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events, which have different judging panels.  During

Why is Sofia called Sofia?

As mentioned in my first post about Sofia, the city was originally called Serdica.  It lay on a much trafficked trading route between Istanbul and Germanic Europe.  A church, on what was the western edge of the city would be

Why is Sofia called Sofia?

As mentioned in my first post about Sofia, the city was originally called Serdica.  It lay on a much trafficked trading route between Istanbul and Germanic Europe.  A church, on what was the western edge of the city would be

More walking around Sofia

After leaving the shopping centre, we walked a little further south to a spot from which you can see a synagogue, a mosque, and the Eastern Orthodox church we had just heard about. There is a catholic church nearby too,

More walking around Sofia

After leaving the shopping centre, we walked a little further south to a spot from which you can see a synagogue, a mosque, and the Eastern Orthodox church we had just heard about. There is a catholic church nearby too,

Free Sofia Tour

This is not a tour to free a captive Sofia, rather it is a free walking tour around the city of Sofia.  You may recall, my visit to Sofia was in January and only morning I had available for touristing

Free Sofia Tour

This is not a tour to free a captive Sofia, rather it is a free walking tour around the city of Sofia.  You may recall, my visit to Sofia was in January and only morning I had available for touristing