Capital of Vikings?

Well not exactly. Since the origins of these warrior sailors cannot to attributed to a specific modern day country or region. But today, Norway can be counted to be a Viking country in some way. Because it is now wealthy (from mineral oil) with the world’s largest sovereign fund and venturing out like the warriors of yore. Except in suits and not horned helmets…

Heheh.

You might also know that of all the Nobel prizes given out, only the peace prize is awarded by Norway. But did you know that Alfred Nobel was once called the merchant of death? You see, he made his initial fortune from the development of dynamite. While it could have been used peacefully, it got higher prices as part of ammunitions and weapons.

It was thus speculated that as remission he donated away most of his fortunes and set up the prizes. And in particular the peace prize was in recognition to those who made the most contribution towards reducing conflicts. What do you think?

We had a beautiful day in Oslo. The photos look grainy now, but you have to believe us that it was glistening in the city except for one afternoon. Look up our essay here on what we did in Oslo. Have you been to the city? Tell what you like about it!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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