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The Crimson Waters

DENMARK | Saturday, 10 May 2014 | Views [707] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day I saw whales in the wild for the first time, only to witness the sea turn red in their wake. It was the boats I saw first: fishing boats, lifeboats, even a dingy or two. Every seaworthy craft in the southern Faroes had answered ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip


Football's worst international

FAROE ISLANDS | Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | Views [427]

The coach threw a football shirt and boots at my feet and watched impatiently as I pulled them on. “Now get out there and show us some English grit!” he yelled. I ran out onto the pitch just in time for the national anthems, the flag of ... Read more >

Tags: faroe islands, football, luxembourg


Photos: Denmark

DENMARK | Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery


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How I learned Danish

DENMARK | Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | Views [284]

“Man, you are so weird.” This was the rather dispiriting response from Kim, my new Danish flatmate, after telling him that I would be spending the coming year in Denmark trying to master his native tongue. Unfortunately, similar remarks ... Read more >

Tags: danish, denmark, language


Understanding a Culture through Food - What have I let myself in for?

ICELAND | Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | Views [1069] | Scholarship Entry

“Are you going to eat the eye?” Jón asked casually. “That’s the best part.” He pointed his fork towards the eye in question, still attached to the unfortunate sheep whose head we were dining on. I say dining, Jón (my Icelandic friend and guide to his ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013


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