Located in Sognefjord in Norway, the Urnes Stave Church, built almost one thousand years ago, gave me the most profound appreciation of human genius. With its vernacular architectural design and dramatic setting, it's the most enchanting place I've ever been. It was almost painfully heartwrenching, the sensation I felt. Living in nearby huts in view of this wooden Viking church would bring forth some of the most inspiring and intimate feelings—and amazing writing. ~Joel Bitantes Palma, Jr.