BEST WESTERN Solhem Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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A former Viking site on the island of Gotland, Visby was the main center of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century. Its 13th-century ramparts and more than 200 warehouses and wealthy merchants' dwellings from the same period make it the best-preserved fortified commercial city in northern Europe.
Visby is an outstanding example of a north European medieval walled trading town which preserves with remarkable completeness a ...
... it doesn’t collapse further on us tourists.
The Sankta Maria Cathedral, not in ruins, is currently undergoing a three year major renovation, so we were only able to go into a small side chapel, not the main church. We continued on to several more, not quite as dramatic, building ruins, stopping at a number of shops along the way. Many of the shops seemed to sell nothing but products made from a certain breed of sheep ...
... was less to worry about on the side facing the sea.
We rode along the wall, heading toward the Powder Tower, one of Visby’s oldest monuments. We were able to abandon our bikes to climb the tower, which we did. It paid off; the views both of inside and outside the wall were wonderful.
We rode through the lovely botanical gardens before heading up the first hill to Klinten, the old workers’ quarters. As we walked our bikes up the hill, we ...
... lemons until someone comes to their aid. Idiot saying of the day – on the tender into town - ‘hey honey look at that ship out there’ ,’its ours babe’ ‘is it, it kinda looks different from here, are ya sure?’ – there wasn’t another bloody cruise ship for miles – what are they??!! (sorry about the swearing Fiona!)
Going to sign off now – got a book from the library (- another star!) a new Pern ...
The first washing day. It was a fabulous morning, hot and sunny and ideal for drying washing. Here in the marina there are 3 machines available on a pre-booking basis, with daily pieces of paper put out, demarcated into hourly intervals as from 08:00. At 07:58 we were there and 'bagsed' all 3 machines for the first hour. We wanted to wash our guests’ sleeping bags so that we could stow them away for the season and of course, we had some of our own laundry to do.