faroe islands 16

This country hardly anyone knows about, is a complete microcosm. Everything is here, from a university and specialized shops to farmers who descend with ropes from the sheer rocks to collect their sheep. From a lively nightlife and an ultra modern swimming pool to men jumping in the freezing sea to join the whaling. From sophisticated tunnels through the ocean to deserted villages and almost inaccessible islands. From high-tech offices to ancient dances.

Very slowly I begin to understand little bits of why these 49 000 people built this world on some barren rocks in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, but if I should describe this in a story nobody would believe it really existed.