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More skids ice-fishing and playing with big dowgs, Munso, Sweden travel blog

More skids ice-fishing and playing with big dowgs

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Olof and I also spent more time cruising around the countryside of central Sweden, checking out things under the blanket of fresh snow that dumped down on the region (causing 'Snow chaos' according to the local newspapers) whilst we were up in Kiruna area ...

Petit train va loin, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

Petit train va loin

A travel blog entry by jelg

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Il y avait cette fille qui etait malade dans ma chambre a Amsterdam, elle m'a donne sa maladie!! Ce fut donc avec un mal de tete, de la fievre et un nez bouche que je quittai Amsterdam. La maladie me ralentissant un peu (je me suis perdu 2-3 fois ...

Stockholm, Sweden: Locker Wars & Friends, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

Stockholm, Sweden: Locker Wars & Friends

A travel blog entry by samber

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Yawn. Alarm 0530, bus 0630, train 0730 arrive Stockholm 1320. BOOM! Hello Sweden! Two notes for travellers: 1. Arriving on a Sunday sucks as nothing is open and everyone is in hibernation. Well kind of, this Sunday everyone in Stockholm seemed to be ...

The Vasa, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

The Vasa

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , but no Starbucks. Stockholm, please remain true to yourself and keep them out !!!!! We had now been to the three main cities of Sweden. All different in their own ways, but all very quaint and small. If I could pick my favourite, I couldn't, but if I ...

Bedtime., Goetborg, Sweden travel blog

Bedtime.

A travel blog entry by jag

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I spent the day in Fredrikshaven before boarding the ferry in the afternoon to Sweden. I ended up staying in a hostel and my first bed since Czech. I was extremely lucky to catch Gothenburg at this time, as there was a massive music festival in full swing ...

Living in a wee Zoo, Gothenburg, Sweden travel blog

Living in a wee Zoo

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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Only a few days in Goteborg with Chris' old school mate Phil, who we met in Sydney. We're sharing a flat with him and his girlfriend, a fiesty Rottweiler-Doberman cross that's just urinated all over the flat and a mad parrot that's currently sitting on ...

Stockholms Final Farewell, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

Stockholms Final Farewell

A travel blog entry by jag

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... . Having already been in Stockholm two weeks ago I decided to jump on the ferry that night to Finland. The ride out of Sweden was sensational, sitting on the back of the ferry departing in a breathtaking sunset past all the islands and inlets. I have ...

Du er myckit Vacker (You are very beautiful), Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

Du er myckit Vacker (You are very beautiful)

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... than the pretentious Spy-bar. F12 Stockholm is part of a huge archipelago of islands (roughly 25,000) on the east coast of Sweden. The next day we decided to catch a ferry to the main island Vaxholm which has a small fishing village on it. The ...

Umea... rhymes with Ikea and just as interesting, Umea, Sweden travel blog

Umea... rhymes with Ikea and just as interesting

A travel blog entry by tommy

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Here's my thinking: I'm heading North with the ultimate aim of getting to Nordcap at the top of Norway, so why not get off the tourist trail a bit and visit a smaller town where theres good countryside and activities. Good idea, I tell myself and pick a ...

Malmo Schmalmo, Malmo, Sweden travel blog

Malmo Schmalmo

A travel blog entry by tommy

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Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood for Malmo. Lovely city, beautiful park, pubs and restaraunts around, but no sign of adventure anywhere! I got a hotel room because the hostel was too far away and I needed a rest so that made meeting people a lot harder ...

MY TWO JOBS, Umeå, Sweden travel blog

MY TWO JOBS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... every morning. This earns me free housing and all the "sill" I can eat. Sill is a popular breakfast food here in Sweden. It comes in a jar. Basically, it's flimsy white cubes of herring meat, mixed in with black things that might be herring ...

SWEDISH HITCHHIKING SCAVENGER HUNT, Kittelfjäll, Sweden travel blog

SWEDISH HITCHHIKING SCAVENGER HUNT

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... nothing creatures and Sweden didn't need them. It was going to be tough to keep my energy level up while hitchhiking in Sweden. I couldn't do a salt-water snorkel, because the harbour I'd come to was dirty and smelly. I caught only two more ...

SWEDES LOVE BICYCLES AND SNUS, Umeå, Sweden travel blog

SWEDES LOVE BICYCLES AND SNUS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... bit, so I simply hitchhiked Mary Poppins-style, hoisting an umbrella. Pine forests are virtually everywhere in underpopulated Sweden. I saw three mud-gray, stout-antlered moose chomping on grass during the last ride I hitchhiked. That ...

COWS IN THE FOREST, Nybyn, Sweden travel blog

COWS IN THE FOREST

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... ' shoulder and the difficulties of being a small-farm-owner had dampened his spirits and left him a little stressed-out. Sweden, unlike the U.S., has eight major political parties. Of course, it did seem "konstigt" that the leader of Sweden's ...

SARA LIDMAN, Umeå, Sweden travel blog

SARA LIDMAN

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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In the Umeå city library, there's a display honoring a well-known Swedish author who died this year. The author is shown speaking at gatherings, holding up anti-weapons signs at protests, in foreign countries. She was quite old, probably in her ...

COMING AND GOING (THE LAST

COMING AND GOING (THE LAST "HEJ DÅ")

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... take the bad with the good. Unless, of course, you only take the good. Here come The Top 5 Best Things About Sweden!: 1. GENTLE AND SAFE - Most Swedes would never want to fight or hurt anyone. Most don't get road rage or swear angrily at ...

MY IRANIAN BOSS, Umeå, Sweden travel blog

MY IRANIAN BOSS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Hello, again, to everyone, from Umeå, Sweden. Hello from the apartment of Oumar. Oumar is a twenty-five-year-old smily extrovert from Senegal, Africa. He works with me, and I just began renting a room from him and two Swedish girls. Oumar ...

Burnt Jackets / Mean Soup, Lund, Sweden travel blog

Burnt Jackets / Mean Soup

A travel blog entry by jag

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... in the sun, drinking wine and then set up a fire before cooking a mean vege soup and some severely burnt jacket potatoes. Sweden has been pretty fantastic in terms of accommodation as we have not had to pay for a nights accommodation since leaving Prague ...

BL #14: BBQ, Scandinavian Style, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

BL #14: BBQ, Scandinavian Style

A travel blog entry by pwong

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One of my most vivid memories of Oslo is strolling through Frogner Park in the early evening, with Vigeland's works bathed in beautiful sunlight, and the park filled with the delicious smell of seemingly hundreds of BBQs, cooking up a perfect storm of ...

SURSTRÖMMING, YUK!, Umeå, Sweden travel blog

SURSTRÖMMING, YUK!

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... a "surströmmingsfest" (surströmming party) for fourteen people. Surströmming is a traditional fish meal eaten in the north of Sweden during summertime. Surströmming is flimsy, little, gray-blue fish which are put into a can and then stored like ...

ARCTIC EXCURSION, Nikkaluokta, Sweden travel blog

ARCTIC EXCURSION

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... -of-snow moutnains ran across the vast territory of landscape within vision. To the west hulked 6,700-ft.-tall Mt. Kebenakaisse, Sweden's tallest mountain, and its neighbors. A suffocating load of snow had been dumped on the wide, black mountains who ...

Le trio McDo, Gotenburg, Sweden travel blog

Le trio McDo

A travel blog entry by jelg

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Je suis maintenant a Gotenborg ou Gothenburg dependamment de la langue ... mon ordi est ultra slow donc je serai bref! C etait super beau Andalsnes en Norvege mais  comme je l ai dis cetait tres tres cher et il faisait assez froid merci!!! ...

PARTY AT JOJO'S, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

PARTY AT JOJO'S

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... So, when he does go to clubs, he often spends the whole night trying to win at the gambling tables the nightclubs have here in Sweden. Jojo's friend, Jana, is the real "winner" type of guy. His blond head is perhaps wider than it is tall, and it ...

SWEDEN, ON RELIGION, Umeå, Sweden travel blog

SWEDEN, ON RELIGION

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... in a religion. There's a lot of pressure in the States for a person to accept faith in some God. One day in Sweden, Anders and I were taking a coffee and tea break when Anders received a visitor. The visitor was a young man with a short, neat, ...

FIRST SWEDISH SNORKEL, Holmön, Sweden travel blog

FIRST SWEDISH SNORKEL

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... a slow-paced story told by the piano, of a sweet and romantic and simple, but nearly-perfect life of one man. I visited rural Sweden this weekend. From the country's low, purple, salty-blowing coast on the Gulf of Bothnia, I rode a free ferry to the ...

UMEA TO SPAIN - PART I, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

UMEA TO SPAIN - PART I

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... 'd been going my way ... Hopefully, I was going to come across more friendly people like that boy as I began hitchhiking out of Sweden last week in late September. The four-hundred-and-fifty miles south to Stockholm took me only nine hours. I was ...

BL #8: Survive the Five Stages of Grief, Gothenburg, Sweden travel blog

BL #8: Survive the Five Stages of Grief

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... for this epiphany to have occurred, than in Gothenburg. Another bucket list item for this trip was to see something different in Sweden, having only visited Stockholm and Kalmar the first time around.  Gothenburg made the cut this time around, for no ...

BL #12: Contemplate Copenhagen's Contrast, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

BL #12: Contemplate Copenhagen's Contrast

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Truth be told, Copenhagen has been somewhat disappointing, this time around - my specific memories of this place are vague, but I do remember really liking this city quite a lot. However, for whatever reason, it just doesn't feel quite the same anymore ...

BL #13: Win a Nobel Prize, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

BL #13: Win a Nobel Prize

A travel blog entry by pwong

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It's one of the greatest honours one can achieve in life, and perhaps the greatest bucket list item of them all. Only a handful of the World's brightest and best can claim to have won a Nobel Prize ... and today, we managed to win one of our own! ...

Quick Assessment, Stockholm, Sweden travel blog

Quick Assessment

A travel blog entry by justen

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I've officially landed in Stockholm. This was the part of the journey I was most nervous about, as my plane didn't land until 22.00 and I had to get into a new city, at night, from the airport an hour outside town, and check in. Thankfully there was a ...

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