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The Electronics Conspiracy

Monday, 3 Sep 2012 | Views [874]

The computer and the "smart phone" (if one is savy enough to master the technology) can be a real aid to travelers.  We have been using our MacBook to scout out World Heritage sites and to find hotel rooms.  Booking.com seems to be the go-... Read more >

Impressive Nordic Impressionists

Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | Views [2107]

I was a bit surprised (and not a little disappointed) that Sweden isn't chock-a-block with leggy, stewardess-type blondes.  And where are all of the saunas?  The biggest surprise of all may have come at the Konstmuseet, Goteborg's ... Read more >

Tanum Rock Carvings

Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | Views [2039]

It is unusual for us to rush through a country, especially one as beautiful as Norway.  Of course we will see more of Norway on our cruise next week, but we also wanted a chance to see some of the places the ship will not go to.  When we were confronted ... Read more >

Sweden's High Coast

Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | Views [1016]

The Ice Age really left its mark on Sweden, scouring out the thousands of glacial lakes that define the countryside.  But a more remarkable thing occurred 10,000 years ago when the thick ice finally melted.  The land north of Härnösands, unburdened ... Read more >

Villa Fridhem, Härnösands

Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | Views [1372]

Sometimes you stumble upon a place and just don't want to leave.  Like Villa Fridhem in the town of Härnösands.  The B&B is a bit off the main road and even our SatNav couldn't locate it.  (We've gotten to referring to the GPS as "her,"... Read more >

Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | Views [3932]

The “decorated farmhouses of Hälsingland” is a World Heritage designation that covers a large area encompassing a concentration of large wooden farmhouses and associated farm buildings that reflect the best and most representative of the decorated ... Read more >

Falun Copper Mine

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | Views [2229]

A rainy day in Sweden looks much like a rainy day in Minnesota, which may have a lot to do with why so many Swedes settled there.   Fall is in the air even though August is barely half done.   School started on Monday and many of the tourist sites ... Read more >

Vasamuseet and Skansen

Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | Views [1344]

Eat your heart out, Clive Cussler!  The Swedish warship Vasa, a true marvel in the 17th Century, sank less than an hour into its maiden voyage.  It was poorly designed (too narrow and top-heavy) and was insufficiently ballasted.  Since the king ... Read more >

The Nobel Prize, A Dynamite Idea

Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | Views [1240]

One of the benefits of winning a Nobel Prize is a free trip to Stockholm.  Well, maybe not. The recipients visit in the cold and darkness of December, not on a beautiful sunny August day.  At any time of the year Stockholm combines the old world elegance ... Read more >

Around Stockholm

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | Views [1048]

Sweden is a big country compared to Denmark and Wales, about the size of California. The roads are good and traffic is light.   It’s farm country with well-kept bright red farmhouses and barns, which really appeals to Connie’s sense of order.   ... Read more >

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Windmills and Rune Stones

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | Views [1713]

Copenhagen will have to wait!   We returned our rented car in Copenhagen, hired another and took off for Sweden.   The popular myth that rail travel is the best way to get around in Europe is busted – especially in Scandinavia.   And our new ... Read more >

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