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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trip to Gotland, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Trip to Gotland

A travel blog entry by larzstarz

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Hi All, Wow - another busy day. This morning we got up and drove a couple hours to Oskarshamn in order to catch our ferry ride (3 hours) to the island called Gotland. We checked into our hotel and promptly got back into the car for another hour or so in ...

A Nice Bike Ride, Visby, Sweden travel blog

A Nice Bike Ride

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... to head back to the boat, which we did at a stupendous rate thanks to the wind pushing us along and the long hill down into Visby – I think Julie almost melted her brakes! After a cup of tea, we went to the library to check on the latest weather ...

le hawaii suedois, Visby, Sweden travel blog

le hawaii suedois

A travel blog entry by t3r

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posez une ile dans la mer baltique avec une météo de fou et c'est parfait pour une journée panard :-) après être arrivé dans notre cellule (oui oui on est en prison) petite promenade dans la ville classée au patrimoine mondial de ...

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 ...

I Visby-, Visby, Sweden travel blog

I Visby-

A travel blog entry by thesaint

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Idag har vi varit i Visby & tittat på ringmuren samt hela och halva kyrkor;-) Emelie lyckades fånga kyparens rymningsbenägna vin i knäet:-) Sedan fika på ryska gården och systembolaget & åter till vårt trevliga hus i Brissund:-) Kram ...

May 23, 2014, Visby, Sweden travel blog

May 23, 2014

A travel blog entry by richmeyer1

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Got-la-la-la-la-land, she's got the look, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Got-la-la-la-la-land, she's got the look

A travel blog entry by brazwhazz

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... just walk, especially when pulling a bike trailer with two kids inside.   The medieval eye candy of Gotland is not limited to Visby. Yesterday, we visited a medieval village that, on top of going by the very cool name of Bro, is home to one of the ...

Mera Gotland, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Mera Gotland

A travel blog entry by thesaint

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... väder, men vi hade spara fornsalen i Visby för detta väder så dit for vi med paraply! Lunch på Bakfickan i Visby: fisksoppa, röka räkor från Katthammarsvik alternativt stekt strömmning med potatismos. Därefter blev det besök i Stenkyrka och i ...

Nov 05, 2009, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Nov 05, 2009

A travel blog entry by jolyonp

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Another day at sea, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Another day at sea

A travel blog entry by rell01

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Today was a day of rest we didn't have to get off the ship today. We watched a couple of shows & a couple of movie. A very slow day. The highlight was passing under a bridge that was only 4m above the ...

Outlaw Biker Gang, Visby, Sweden travel blog

Outlaw Biker Gang

A travel blog entry by cjgs1430

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... island of Gotland. Gotland historically was independent before it was overtaken by Denmark. Currently, it is controlled by Sweden. Whoa. Bicycling around Visby was incredibly easy at times (on long, flat, dirt roads) or extremely exhausting (up a steep, ...

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