Archive for August, 2009
In medieval Norway the basis for agriculture was poor. Many people lived on the coast and boat building skills were easily the best in Europe. The result was voyages of discovery, trade and brutal raids. The voyages began in the latter part of the 9th century and stretched from Greenland in the west to the Caspian Sea in the east.
The Vikings built longships with broad, flat-bottomed hulls. These ships were perfect for use in shallow coastal waters and up rivers. The Vikings could easily reach far into foreign lands.
To begin with only a few made the voyages, but the fleet gradually grew until there were hundreds of longships sailing to England, Scotland, France and Ireland.
The Vikings came as pirates to plunder and kill. Their reputation spread terror along most of Europe’s coasts. But their posthumous reputation is not quite fair. They were not just ruthless warriors but also skilled traders and administrators.
The Vikings founded a number of cities and colonies, including Dublin and Normandy. Between the years 879 and 920 they colonised Iceland, which in turn became the springboard for the colonisation of Greenland.
By the 1100s the Vikings were weakened by domestic unrest. At the same time many other European countries were becoming stronger and more difficult targets.
We date the end of the Viking age from the fall of Harald Hardråde, when he unsuccessfully tried to conquer England in 1066
Read more: http://www.visitnorway.com/
Low-Cost CMS and Web 3.0 internet site creation – Search engine visibility plans and more !
August 22nd, 2009
Voted 4th Coolest Small Town in America by Budget Travel. For relaxation or for visiting Coyote creek farm, historic hoosier theatre, patriot memorial park, wine trail and more!
From area wines, twirling batons to culinary delights sizzling on grills, the Swiss Wine Festival each year celebrates, as well as salutes, the cultural heritage of Switzerland County, Indiana. Now in its 38th year, the four-day event, held on Vevay’s riverfront, uniquely blends tradition and fun. From opening day on Thursday to closing time Sunday evening, the Swiss Wine Festival caters to all ages and interests. Arousing polka music to toe-tapping country emanate from the three entertainment stages. Several of the youth-oriented contests sport colorful Swiss dress, ranging from intricate embroidered aprons to tied kneeknockers for lads.
Riverboat cruises allow passengers to enjoy the county’s pastoral landscape nestled alongside the towering Hoosier and Kentucky hillsides. The Beer Garden and Wine Pavilion afford spots of tranquility where visitors can converse with old acquaintances and newly met travelers. Rigorous canoe racing, hefty stone tosses and splashing grape stomps beckon those who favor adventure. And all birthday records diminish to single numbers during the Grand Parade Saturday morning and the fireworks extravaganza hours later.
To reach the host destination, the Paul W. Ogle Riverfront Park, travelers just need to head south at the town’s only stoplight on Indiana State Road 56. The river and crowd, just two blocks ahead, always extend a hearty welcome!
Read more: http://www.vevayin.com/
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August 21st, 2009
No other country in Central America or the Caribbean has a more fascinating and elusive past than Belize— with glorious Maya civilizations, English buccaneers and mahogany cutters, African slaves and Spanish conquistadors.
Belize’s past is an intriguing array of epic tales seasoned with stolen treasure, stone pyramids, logwood-cutting and multi-ethnic cultures, all ending with a peaceful, friendly and independent nation. Travel with us and be transported to a place where history remains within reach.
Unlike the rest of Central America which was colonized by Spain, Belize was once a British colony. Spanish authorities failed to clearly designate the southern boundary of the Yucatan, allowing buccaneers (pirates) preying on the Spanish treasure fleets offshore to find refuge along the coast of what became known as British Honduras. On September 10th, 1798 the British claimed victory over the Spaniards at the Battle of St. George’s Caye thus establishing a British colony
Read more: http://www.travelbelize.org/
Web 3.0 et Marketing 2.0 Création de sites internet Lausanne Montréal Neuchâtel Vevey
August 6th, 2009