As a life long Charlton Athletic fan, I am use to seeing my side lose their fair share of games, and whilst the Faroe Islands are no different in that respect, no amount of losses will discourage my passion and respect for the nation.
This time, a former conservative politician who hosts a radio program on a independent radio station has been called out for racism, apparently for calling the supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un a “skew-eye fish-ball”.
I’m probably going to be unpopular to all sides now. I am anti-whaling and disagree strongly with the grindadráp. However, I have come to realise, by talking and listening to people, (including Faroese, some of whom take part in grindadráp) that the issue is not so black and white.
Just to let you know that, having heard about the beauty of the Faroe Islands, my family and I had been intending to visit. However following the recent slaughter of innocent creatures and your seas running red with blood we will not be visiting EVER.
The 15th Summar Festival kicked off Thursday night. One of the first bands to take stage in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, was Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, which gave a surprisingly impressive concert in front of a total of around 8.000 spectators.
If you want to help end the whaling, put aside the idea of “enemy” and go to these beautiful islands and share your concerns about whaling with the locals. Faroese people are very friendly and open, they don’t hide anything and they’re fine to talk about the topic.