MANY A TIMES I AM asked by my friends to describe the Scandinavian countries. Recognising that the mind searches for simplicity, I try to express my opinion in a few words. For instance, I find Denmark surprisingly entrepreneurial of the lot despite it being the smallest in size. Fairness and simplicity come to mind when I think of Sweden. But I always struggle while describing Norway in a few words. Allow me to explain why.
Norway is by far the most beautiful country that I have ever visited. Its fjords and mountains carve out an unparalleled dreamscape. With the fourth-highest per capita income in the world, it is also one of the richest countries in the world. And where does the money come from?
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MERRY GENTS OF BINSAR
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Mutton Rogan Josh
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STANLEY CLARKE SIGNATURE PREAMP INBOUND
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla (for PC): Another Winner
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The Last Children of Down Syndrome
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JANNE SCHAFFER REMEMBERS BEING IN THE STUDIO AS THE ABBA GUITARIST.
POETIC LANDSCAPES:DITA JACOBOVITZ
Most of my landscape paintings are from my Residential area and from north Italy. I use various techniques, but mostly Oil on canvas. I decided several years ago that I will not try to reach the reality; I am trying to put the colors and shapes as I view them; sometimes, the place is the exactly the same spot, but the artworks are so different." - Dita Jacobovitz
HASSE CARLSSON'S TRIUMPH BOBBER
When we decided to put a Reader’s Ride in every issue of Born To Ride magazine, I reached out on our Facebook page, asking riders to send me their photos.
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