Hotel Streym Torshavn
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... us around the site for free. We appreciated this impromptu tour a lot. It was very generous of the captain to take us. Then he had to rush home to shave because he had gotten a call to be interviewed on television!
Great beginning to what looked like it could be a miserable and boring day!!!
The captain dropped us at the tourist office. By now, it's pouring rain and there are no tours going due to the weather. Since I heard ...
... not financially able to cut the cord. I'm staying in the home of two Danish women and it's interesting to hear the Faroese perspective vs. the Danish perspective. There are 2 sides to every story. :)
The Faroese are trying desperately to find oil here so they can make enough money to pay their debt and be free of Denmark. It's all very interesting.
Thanks to Erik and my free 30 min. ride to my house, I ...
... of locals, it appeared that we were the only people in the village. After our visit, we found a bus stop and began reading the posted schedule, which was difficult since it was in Danish or Faroese (hard to tell). As we stood there looking a bit dumbfounded, a car pulled up and the gentleman inside asked if we needed a ride to Torshavn. Initially, I felt a cautious reluctance, but remembered that this is a different place. We accepted the offer and were ...
... track roads with sheep milling on either
side and an occasional cow here and there and sometimes ponies or
Icelandic horses. From 3 houses to 20 houses and many brightly
painted and colorful in the mist and rain or sometimes sunshine.
Lots of turf roofs and little sheds where they dry the hay or dry the
meat. Oh yes, and geese too. With a swan thrown in here and there.
Waterfalls. Did I mention that?
the hill and coming up the road towards Soltuvik. Guess they are
going to walk there. They were much worse than the sheep. They did
not scatter out of the road until I was about ready to nudge them
with the car. And the adults at the back of the pack weren't any
better. Maybe the dirt back roads are meant for people and not for
cars because I've never seen a group like that so unconcerned about
getting hit by a car and so unconcerned about moving.
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