Friday, April 04, 2008


Last October, Bill Clinton came to the Faroe Islands, now his former Vice President Al Gore will follow in his footsteps.

Al Gore will be attending a climate change conference in Torshavn on April 7th and 8th. I actually found out about this conference from a friend of mine who lives in Los Angeles and works for a greenhouse gas registry. (I'm assuming it's the kind of place where you can register for the type of greenhouse gasses you want if you're getting married, or having a baby or something like that. She got an invitation to the event. She's not going, which is actually a good thing. I'd be wildly jealous if a friend go to the Faroes before I did.

But Gore's visit to the Faroes does bring up this question: what other former Clinton administration figure will find his/her way to the islands? Right now my money is with Madeleine Albright. She's been just about everywhere else.

But if she does decide to visit, she should be careful about who makes her travel arrangements. This week Iceland Review published a story about an American tourist who booked travel to the Faroese capital of Torshavn, but wound up in the Icelandic town of Thórshöfn (which is how they spell Torshavn in Iceland, I'm to understand).

The man apparently had a friend book the trip. He ended up skipping the Faroe Islands portion of his trip and enjoying whatever it is you enjoy in northern Iceland.

This week's Faroe photo is an image of downtown Torshavn, just to taunt that American tourist.

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