Sweden

Beautiful Tivoli Gardens in Sweden, 1992

Have been to Sweden twice, once with the family while on a Royal Caribbean Cruise through the region.

We visited Visby, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Scandinavia. This ancient city on the west coast on the island of Gotland under Swedish territory has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage site, since 1995. Amazing that this city may have had people living there since the Stone Age!

Riding bikes in Visby, Sweden

Sweden is the largest of the Nordic countries, measuring at slightly larger than California. Another fun fact is that Sweden and Switzerland are the only two European countries that have not been at war since 1815.

The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm. Approximately 10 million Swedes live here, and the official language is Swedish, but Saami and Finnish are also spoken. The majority of the population practices Lutheran Christianity.

Downtown Stockholm

Uganda

The Beautiful Chobe Game lodge in Uganda, Murchison National Park Murchison Falls Jim's Perspectives: Seeing most of Africa prior to visiting Rwanda was eye-opening, given the progress Rwanda has made since the Tutsi genocide of 1 million people in 1994, only 25 years...

Nigeria

Sitting on crocodile in Lagos art gallery In Nigeria, About 210 million people live here and the capital is Abuja. The official language in Nigeria is English and the country is split between two religions, with a mostly Muslim population living in the north and a...

Egypt

Sphinx in Egypt, 1995 on a father and son tripJim & Kenan 2021, on a father and son trip Abu Simbel near the Sudan border Country Background: The capital of Egypt is Cairo, though there are currently existing plans to build a new capital. About 100 million people...