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

Serbia

                                                          Outside of Bujanovac, Serbia, 2015 Kutrubes Travel planned an exquisitely complicated tour for me through "eastern" Europe, helping me to make the most of seeing the highlights of these countries in the most...

Namibia

Mokuti Lodge in the Etosha Pan, in Namibia An elephant being devoured by vultures in Namibia The capital of Namibia is Windhoek. There are approximately 3 million people living here. Namibia has 13 recognized languages, including 10 indigenous African languages and 3...

Bahrain

Jim's Perspectives: Bahrain has both oil and gas, and knowing that it does not have unlimited supplies of both, is re-inventing itself into a financial capital. The “real” story of Bahrain is … although it is a Muslim country … anything goes here. My driver told me...