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Marie Varming

Behind Bars and Missing Sweden

For 7 years Swedish citizen, Christina Gustafsson, has been jailed in Manila. She misses Sweden, nothing else, because she hardly remembers the outside world. Why?Smuggling narcotics is a serious crime in the Philippines and as a Filipina Christina knew it when she carried half a million worth of amphetamine through immigration authorities in Manila seven…

Norwegian National Day in Bangkok

The national day of Norway, May 17, was supposed to begin at 8 am, but due to heavy rain it was not possible to gather everyone and raise the flag until 8.30 at the Scandinavian Church.  But then the sun came out for the Norwegian celebrations A blessed breakfast   The breakfast buffet was very Norwegian…