Friday, April 11, 2014

Opening of Glacier Skywalk in Alberta, Canada

The new Glacier Skywalk opens May 1, 2014 opens off the Icefields Parkway. A path has a series of stations explaining the areas geology and history. Visitors then reach the u-shaped skywalk which juts out 98 feet from the cliff face.

Through the glass floor of the open air walkway, visitors can look down 918 feet to the valley below, home to the 125 square mile Columbia Icefield.

The skywalk is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in May, from 9 to 6 in June, July and August, 10 to 5 in September and 10 to 4 in October. Entry fee is CAD $24.95.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Norway's 200 Anniversary

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Norwegian constitution, the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo is holding an exhibition through July 2014, "1814: The Game for Denmark and Norway."

The exhibit traces Norway's history with almost 300 items of historical significance, including cloth and paintings. Open 11 a.m. to 3 pm.. Monday through Friday and until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance fee is NOK110.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Purcahse Turkey Visas On-line

Beginning April 14, 2014, Turkey is changing to an online application and will issue e-visas. They will no longer be available for purchase at border checkpoints or airports. The price for a tourism visa is $20. The visa is emailed to approved applicants and must be printed out to show at Customs and Immigration and must be carried at all times while in Turkey.

Visit the Republic of Turkey website for more information.