Friluftsliv: The Nordic Concept Of Getting Outdoors

Friluftsliv: The Nordic Concept Of Getting Outdoors
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“Their passion for nature cuts to the heart of what Scandinavians call friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv). The expression literally translates as ‘open-air living’ and was popularised in the 1850s by the Norwegian playwright and poet, Henrik Ibsen, who used the term to describe the value of spending time in remote locations for spiritual and physical wellbeing.”

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Paris Gets Naked In The Park

“Fancy getting naked in Paris? Now you’ve got official permission to get naked in Paris. This thanks to a new nudist zone recently opened in the city’s Bois de Vincennes park. In this grassy public space, city officials have set aside a reserved space for naturists. Open daily from August 31 to October 15, 2017, the nudist area is a temporary experiment.”

Previously, on Dr. Menlo: Paris Opens Its First-Ever Naked Restaurant
And, just now: The Automotive Liberation of Paris

– Well, Paris is just liberated all over, ain’t ya, Paris?

I really look forward to visiting France once day. I am half French-Canadian by blood, and I hear they like writers.