Category Archives: Sweden

Glad Midsommar

We departed Skane for Småland and a visit with family.  Our maternal great grandmother immigrated from Sweden in 1890.  Her brothers stayed in Sweden, and their family welcomed us for Midsommar. Småland is another beautiful area of Sweden with farms like … Continue reading

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Southern Sweden: Skåne , Viking Stones, and a Swedish winery (kind of)

I am back in Sweden for Midsommar, a beautiful time to visit.  After meeting my sister in Copenhagen, we took the very short train ride to Malmo, Sweden and picked up a rental car.  Sweden is an easy country for … Continue reading

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Stockholm Highlights

I made the most of my last two days in Stockholm.  Taking ferries, I managed one UNESCO site, two museums, Gamla Stan, and two more stellar restaurants. Things to do in Stockholm with only two days: 1.  Sightseeing.  Gamla Stan … Continue reading

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Oh To Be A Dog In Sweden

I will admit right at the start to being a dog lover.  But I live in a rather dog unfriendly state, so it was wonderful to see how dogs are included in everything in Sweden, or almost everything. We saw … Continue reading

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Images of Visby

According to the World Heritage Committee, Visby was worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage designation due to the following: Visby is an outstanding example of a north European medieval walled trading town which preserves with remarkable completeness a townscape and … Continue reading

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Around Gotland

The original plan was to rent two small motorcycles and tour the island of Gotland.  Things don’t always go as planned.  We ended up two on one large bike, and we saw about half the island. We headed north out … Continue reading

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Gotland, First Impressions

In keeping with our Islands of Sweden theme, my brother and I left Stockholm for Gotland.  It was a short bus ride to the ferry dock in Nynashamn, and just under three hours by ferry to Gotland.  As with everywhere else, dogs … Continue reading

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One Night in Stockholm

Only two hours by ferry, Stockholm city seems world’s away from the outer archipelago.  We almost had culture shock coming in from the quiet of the islands.  Between our arrival by ferry into Stockholm at 5 Pm and collapsing that … Continue reading

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Images of Sandhamn

We took several hours and walked all around the island of Sandhamn using the small gravel streets, a path through the woods and the shoreline.  These photos are from the walk.

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If I thought Vaxholm was all about boats, I hadn’t seen anything yet.  The two words I would use to describe Sandhamn are “serious boating.”  The Vaxholm area struck me as a more family fun boating area compared to the … Continue reading

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