BEST WESTERN Solhem Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We are all happy to have another sea day after so many ports in a row! Unfortunately, it means it's the end of our trip--although I think we are all ready to be home in our own beds and see our families. :))
Mike has caught a bit of a cold and Rich wanted to go work out this morning, so Pam and I got all dolled up and went for breakfast in the fancy dining room. We enjoyed not having to rush and were glad we got there early cause ...
... enjoying a glass of wine and then before I knew it, I had to hurry to get ready for formal night. The 50th anniversary dinner was featured but I was the only one brave enough to try it. (See the photo of the menu) All of the food was amazing.
Rich and I headed back to the room and watched McFarland USA, a movie w Kevin Costner--we liked it. :)) Pam and Mike went to the Princess Theater ...
... the old stone houses, churches, and street system.
They drove us way back into the woods :-) to see a Bronze Age burial place - Gannarve Skeppssattning - dating back approximately to 600 BC.
Bicycling around Visby (on the island of Gotland) is either incredibly easy or exhausting, with no middle ground. There seems to be about 2 hills in the entire city, and they are brutal to ride up on cobblestones. But nonetheless, our biking tour was quite fun. Gotland is an odd place. It's not exactly close to any Baltic country. Once upon a time it was an independent nation. Then Denmark controlled the island. It is now run by Sweden.
... walk around the outside of the wall taking a shot at every tower. 27 towers, about 150m apart. When i see them they are loud and wild, there is two separate guys without shirts on vomiting. It's not half way yet.
I continue on the the old camp, here is where the real diehard fans live, the members of the medieval and the re-enactment societies, the people that will be fighting in the Battle of Visby on Saturday. Inside the walls of the ...