Saturday, June 30, 2012

New App??

Ok i am trying out a new app. Maybe I will be able to keep up with this blog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TÝR in America

OK I am getting excited. Týr has come to America and they will be in Seattle this weekend. If you are not familiar with Týr they are a Faroese metal band. But it is more then your typical metal band, their music is what is called by many as viking metal. This is a mix of traditional Faroese folk music with the metal influence. The mixture produces a unique sound.

Here is a video of them.



So if you are in the Seattle area check them out.


They will be in the United States through the end of March. Check out their MySpace site for additional shows. I will let you know how the show went in a future blog.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Barack Obama and the Faroe Islands


This is just a quick update but I thought it was important as a Faroese American. Kaj Leo Johannesen the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands had sent a congratulations to President Omama on his victory. And low and behold he responded back.

"THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONGRATULATIONS ON MY ELECTION AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YOUR THOUGHTFUL MESSAGE IS MUCH APPRECIATED.

I AM CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN A SPIRIT OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP TO BUILD A MORE SECURE WORLD DURING THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THAT EFFORT AND IN PROMOTING GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR PEOPLES.
"

I know this isn't much but I think that for a country the size of the Faroe Islands, to be acknowledged by the President of the United States is something that all Faroese people should be proud of.

Source: portal.fo

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saltfisk


So you are probably wondering what this image is. I thought the same thing. This happens to be a mountain of SALT. I found this tidbit of information about salt and the Faroe Islands on the website Ibiza Spotlight. It seems that the island of Ibiza, Spain produces an average of 37,000 tons of salt annually. Of that 37,000 the Faroe Islands uses 20,000 tons to salt the fish they catch.


Now that is a lot of salted fish. One of the foods that I remember from my trips to the Faroe Islands is just that, Saltfisk. It is a very popular dinner choose in the Faroe Islands. I know there has to be many ways of fixing saltfisk but the way I remember and enjoyed the most is made somewhat like a stew. I am not a cook so please don't ask but basically everything is put into a pot. The saltfisk and potatoes are put into the same pot with a white cream gravy and let to cook until it is ready to eat. And after a day of fishing on the ship there is nothing better to fill that empty spot in your stomach. If you get a chance make sure you try some.



Here is a recent picture Nólsoy and the snow they have received this last week. What a beautiful image of the mountain and the village. I wish was there. I have never been to the Faroe Islands in the winter that I am able to remember anyway.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Panoramic View of the Faroe Islands



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I found this website that has panoramic images of Tórshavn. The one I posted here is one that has Nólsoy in the background. This is some cool technology and makes you feel that you are truly there.

Here is the link to other 360 Cities in Faroe Islands.