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Short Stories during Travel

All You Can Books: Short Stories Hub

Frankly, I love planning my flights, If I have a 2-hour flight I download a 2-hour movie. Well, this blog is for all the readers and listeners out there. As you are well aware All You Can Books provides unlimited downloads of E-books & Audiobooks. If you didn’t know, now you know.

Revenge by Robert Barr

Revenge! | Robert Barr

This book is available in E-book and Audiobook format

A collection of 20 short stories of the crime, detective, and thriller variety, sharing a common theme of …. you guessed it, revenge, and often with surprising conclusions. Elements of the style of Alfred Hitchcock may be found among many of the tales. Turn down the lights, let the imagination wander as it will, and prepare to expect the unexpected.

Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad

Tales of Unrest | Joseph Conrad

This book is available in E-book and Audiobook format

Tales of Unrest is the first collection of short stories by Joseph Conrad.

Joseph Conrad, a Polish-born English novelist, was a master in the formats of long short story and novella, a form of story longer than conventional short story but shorter than a novel. Some of Conrad’s most acclaimed works have been written in these formats, most notably Heart of Darkness

The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut

The Big Trip Up Yonder | Kurt Vonnegut

This book is available in E-book and Audiobook format

A short story about an overcrowded planet where aging has been stopped, and multiple generations of family life not only under the same roof but in the same room.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of nonfiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

Stories in the Dark by Frank L. Packard

Stories in the Dark | Frank L. Packard

This book is available in Audiobook format

This is a collection of some of Barry Pain’s finest horror stories and weird fiction. Published in 1901, this is right at the tail-end of the Victorian era. One of the best tale by far is “The Undying Thing” which was praised by Lovecraft himself. It’s got a bit of an M. R. Jamesian flav

The Maker of Moons and Other Short Stories by Robert W. Chambers

The Maker of Moons and Other Short Stories | Robert W. Chambers

This book is available in Audiobook format

An eclectic collection of 8 stories by one of the early masters of the weird tale, Robert W. Chambers. The stories include a range of topics including war, romance, humor and even fishing. The title short story, “The Maker of Moons,” is considered to be one of Chamber’s greatest weird horror tales and was one of H.P. Lovecraft’s favorite stories by the author.

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Know the World: Norway

All You Can Books: Travel Series

Stunning fjords. Snow-dusted mountains. Dancing Northern Lights. Heart-shaped waffles slathered in fresh berry jam. Beds that feel like clouds. And a never-ending supply of heated bathroom floors.

These are just a few things that I personally love about Norway; things that will likely keep me coming back for years to come.

But other than just being a gorgeous slice of Scandinavian paradise, Norway is also a pretty interesting country!

Top 10 Interesting facts on Norway

  • The world’s longest road tunnel is in Norway
Inside the Lærdal tunnel in Norway: The world's longest underground road tunnel
Inside the Lærdal tunnel. Photo by Svein-Magne Tunli (CC 3.0)

At an astonishing 15 miles (24.5 km) long, the Lærdal Tunnel is the world’s longest. Costing 1 billion Norwegian kroner to build (that’s about USD $110 million).

Its design is admired all around the world, as it incorporates features to help manage the mental strain on drivers. Every 6km there is a cave to separate sections of road. The lighting varies throughout the tunnel and caves to break routine and provide a varied view.

  • Norway introduced Salmon Sushi to Japan in the 80s.
  • The King’s Penguin

There’s a king penguin, named Nils Olav residing in Edinburgh’s Zoo who was presented the title  Brigadier Sir Nils Olav of the Norwegian King’s Guard by the king of Norway.

  • The King rode the Bus
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During the oil crisis in 1973, Norway’s King Olav had no problem taking public transport to a ski resort on the car-free weekend and even paid for a ticket. Back then car-free weekends were introduced by the Norwegian government in an effort to make people save gas.

  • Norway is one of the safest, most peaceful, and richest countries in the world. It also ranks first on the list of the World Happiness Report.
  • Nearly 70% of Norway is uninhabited
  • Do not mess around with Driving

In Norway, you can get a harsher penalty for speeding than, for getting caught with drugs. Norway is probably the only European country where you can go to jail for speeding. 150km/h on a motor road can land you in jail for 18 days.

  • You can’t Die Here!
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It is forbidden to die in the small town of Longyearbyen. The town hasn’t buried any dead people for 80 years, because bodies can’t decompose in the permafrost. Terminally ill people are flown out of the town to die elsewhere.

  • The Famous Voss Water
Interesting-Facts-About-Norway

Famous Voss bottled water comes from the municipal water supply in Iveland, Norway.

  • Every Norwegian who owns a TV set has to pay a TV license fee of 2680,56 kr ($318) each year

Let us know about your adventures, your Travel Stories! Don’t let this Quarantine pull you down from Travelling and Knowing more about other countries.

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