Travel Blogs from Visby, Sweden

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Beautiful Gotland!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Beautiful Gotland!

A travel blog entry by jodimarie

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... the 1800s. auntie luella was a great tour guide!! Ended the day eating pinapples and icecream and watching tv! Off to catch the ferry early tomorrow morning and then on to London!! Tack Sa Mycket Sweden for such a wonderful experience!! I will return!!! ...

Visby, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Visby

A travel blog entry by grom

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Romantically called "the town of roses and ruins", Visby is a former Hansa (ie the Hanseatic League of ports in mediaeval times) port and capital of the mid-Baltic island of ...

Visby- Ruins and Roses, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Visby- Ruins and Roses

A travel blog entry by mcphailc

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... was where I satrted to get really excited. Just sitting in the garden was one of the other things that gives Visby its name, a ruin. S:t Olof is small and almost completely hidden by trees in the corner of the Botanical Garden. It was ...

Maria and Jörgen 1 year toghter trip, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Maria and Jörgen 1 year toghter trip

A travel blog entry by joergenmaria

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Northen adventures, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Northen adventures

A travel blog entry by laine

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... been happening at home. It was also good having someone to translate the menu, no guess work that morning! The drive to Sweden meant traveling over Europe's Largest Bridge, I think it is 7.8kms. It was very long, high and expensive (about 27pounds). ...

Tending to Visby - Sweden's jewel in the 'krona'!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Tending to Visby - Sweden's jewel in the 'krona'!

A travel blog entry by chris-roisin

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... has a population of about 23,000 and is situated on the west coast of the island of Gotland that lies off the east coast of Sweden. Visby is not what you'd call on the 'tourist trail’. The ferry from Nynäshamn takes about 3 hours so Visby is not ...

Best Preserved Medieval City of Scandinavia, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Best Preserved Medieval City of Scandinavia

A travel blog entry by nancy.chappell

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... adults, Karin is halfway thru medical school in Gothenburg and Simon works as a bartender and disc jockey in a nightclub in Visby. Lena and Stig have a companionable separation and live across the street from each other. I was lucky to see everybody this ...

Visby- only a little lost , Visby, Sweden travel blog

Visby- only a little lost

A travel blog entry by mcphailc

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... , but I just thought that there probably could have been an alarm that would have been a little more simple. We eventually arrived in Visby, and after getting our key decided to head over to our hostel. After going in the wrong direction for a while, we ...

Gotland!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Gotland!

A travel blog entry by eafmet

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... turbines were in producing energy. We also learned that Sweden is building a large wind farm in the sea between Denmark and Sweden. That area should produce enough energy to light 60,000 homes. Unfortunately, our guide Dan said that we couldn't go up ...

The Plague Returns, Visby, Sweden travel blog

The Plague Returns

A travel blog entry by tofor85

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... how many I may have unwillingly infected and shared my disease with today. Whilst my visit to the island of Gotland (part of Sweden) may not actually have been quite as epic as the black plague of medieval times, the city of Visby is arguably the most ...

Medieval Visby, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Medieval Visby

A travel blog entry by herbguhl

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Our final port of call was Visby, Sweden, on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea south of Stockholm. I hadn't ever heard of Visby before this cruise, but it used to be another Hanseatic trading town and has a very long history. Many of its medieval ...

Visby today and decades ago...., Visby, Sweden travel blog

Visby today and decades ago....

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... , today it's a popular destination for tourists.  Discover the beauty of this medieval town in Sweden. The town of Visby in Sweden was in 1995 chosen by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. The Medieval Week on Gotland is a medieval history ...

getting to Gotland the rushed way, Visby, Sweden travel blog

getting to Gotland the rushed way

A travel blog entry by nothing

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... the outside wall... we were in one of the cells, pretty tight quarters for 2 people! The day we had to explore Visby was beautiful... the old ruins around the city from the 12th century are absolutely incredible.. we were able to climb up one of ...

On our way!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

On our way!

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... the pendeltorg to Nynäshamn to board the ferry to Gotland! The sun is shining and I am excited to see a new part of Sweden. Gotland is an island in the Baltic Sea off the east coast. We are traveling there via a "fast" ferry traveling at about 27 ...

Chance meetings, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Chance meetings

A travel blog entry by margogoes

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... and the guys wanted to see it. We had a wonderful lunch and a friendship developed.  We discovered that Bengt was in Sweden for his father's funeral and the service were to be held only a few 100 meters from our apartment in Kungsholmen on ...

Last Day in Visby, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Last Day in Visby

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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It looks like the gorgeous weather we've enjoyed, pretty unabated for weeks, may be coming to a close. We had cloud this morning and it felt fresher. I am typing this at 17:30 and the sun is out and indeed it has been for most of the day but the wind is ...

Ramslök Soup (for want of a better title!), Visby, Sweden travel blog

Ramslök Soup (for want of a better title!)

A travel blog entry by theevans

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Hey everyone, this has been a fairly quiet week all in all, lots of walking and looking and ooooing and ahhhing at all the lovliness. When it was still snowy and freezing Anki told us how lovely spring was going to be and how the air seems to get fresher ...

Finally, it's summer!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Finally, it's summer!

A travel blog entry by larzstarz

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... golf, amusement park, and water park.  It is located on the west shore of the island, just south of the port city Visby.  Although it sounds like quite a big place, it was not as large as you might think, making all of the activities reasonably ...

Almost Time to Leaf, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Almost Time to Leaf

A travel blog entry by theevans

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... ;Sad but exciting, I think we'll miss this place and the people here, but the next stage is 2 weeks of seeing more of Sweden & Norway so can't be too sad!  We're just really hoping this volcano doesn't stuff up our flights, that ...

Snow and Sun, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Snow and Sun

A travel blog entry by theevans

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People here have been telling us that this is now the most snow Gotland has had in 50 years! I wonder if that's true or if it's based on the word of some farmer who has been saying ''arrrrrrr i don't remember this much snow goin on 50 yeeeear sonny ...

Same Old Same Old, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Same Old Same Old

A travel blog entry by theevans

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Well last week we didn't do a post because not much had happened and this week not much has happened either, but we figured that two weeks of nothing much adds up to one week of a bit. So here goes... Here on Gotland all the rocks are actually ...

Goodbye Blue Green algae!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Goodbye Blue Green algae!

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... Turku and we still have the same gungy water. I am now going to be unscientific and guess that the whole area, from the coast of Sweden on one side to Latvia/Estonia on the other and with Finland in the North, is one mega- area of blue-greens. There must ...

Tours of Visby and Krukmakarens Hus, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Tours of Visby and Krukmakarens Hus

A travel blog entry by theevans

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Yesterday we were taken on a guided tour of Visby.  Peter and Pekka were our guides, Peter being the administrator and Pekka being a fellow student who has studied Gotland's history and folk lore so he knows heaps. Our house is in the middle of ...

Glad Påsk! (Happy Easter), Visby, Sweden travel blog

Glad Påsk! (Happy Easter)

A travel blog entry by theevans

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... Good Friday it was appropriate to remember Jesus being crucified, so we went with a group of people from other churches in Visby and walked up the execution hill which is called Galgenberg (Gallows Hill).  If you remember from a previous blog our ...

Last Days, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Last Days

A travel blog entry by theevans

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... faithful readers the Visby leg of the journey is almost at an end, we leave tomorrow afternoon and head for 2 weeks of travelling in Sweden and Norway then over to Canada. Last sunday Pete, Gerd and I got to plan and run the sunday meeting which was all ...

Exploring Visby, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Exploring Visby

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... , followed by a stint in the library on the internet. Unlike most harbours in other countries we have been to this year, to date Sweden does not provide free wifi, rather they offer a Telia (Swedish telecom company) service and again, once you log on the ...

Slusk, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Slusk

A travel blog entry by theevans

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The sun has been shining for some of this week and the temperature is rising slightly, so that means slusk!!! Apparently that's what slushy melty snow is called.  So the sky has been beautiful some of the days (today's is pretty miserable) but the ...

Spring is Sprung!, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Spring is Sprung!

A travel blog entry by theevans

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This week Pete and I have moved into a new area of the house.  We are living in the room next to Emelie now and it is absolutely wonderful!  The room in beautiful and we have a lovely kitchen and sitting area with a window and flowers and ...

we begin, Visby, Sweden travel blog

we begin

A travel blog entry by theevans

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... so it makes for good classes.  We have had some late arrivals in the course.  Emelie has arrived from another part of Sweden and is living here in the house with us and Sanmi (Sommy) and Larry have arrived straight from Nigeria.  They are ...

Corpsfest and Folkdancing, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Corpsfest and Folkdancing

A travel blog entry by theevans

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... the Eastern Gate around to the Northen Gate and up one of the towers.  We have a photo of this tower in the Visby Tour blog, it's the one that has been rebuilt with the wooden platforms and stairs etc. which would have been there originally for the ...

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