Finlands Centenary – The Country that could have been a Monarchy

Finland started its centenary celebrations on 1 June 2017 with a meating of Nordic heads of state in Helsinki. An historical day, as the Presidents of Finland and Iceland and the Monarchs of Norway, Sweden and Denmark have only gathered in Finland once before since Finland became an independent country. Finland became an independent state […]

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A Royal Carriage Ride at the Fraeylemaborg

Just over two weeks ago, on 6 September, I attended the “Fraeylemaborg Koetsentocht 2014”. This tour with horse-drawn carriages takes place every year and takes the whole day. It ends at the beautiful Fraeylemaborg, a former noble estate in Slochteren, in the North of the Netherlands. I’d rather would have liked to sit in a […]

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