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There is a national celebration at the end of July, with boat races, singing, and wearing of traditional clothing. It was quite a sight to see what pride people had to wear these beautiful outfits. They were made of wool, so it was a quite a hot undertaking in that sunny summer sun!
Sunny days in the Faroe Islands

July 27th 2019
There are many joys of teaching in an international school. The one that I recently enjoyed, was visiting the homeland of a colleague's partner. Traveling is wondrous regardless, but there is a different quality to it when you are being hosted by someone in the know. We set off bright and early from Copenhagen for a quick two hour flight. Even the locals were glued to the windows upon landing, ... read more
Europe » Faroe Islands » Torshavn

Faroese Flag The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was attained in 1948.... ... read more
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