Best Western Hotel Carisma

Dackevagen 7, Växjö, Småland, Småland and Blekinge, 35247, Sweden | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vxj

The Kingdom of Crystal and the Emigrants' Path

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 21, 2014

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It has been a busy day for the GSE team! We started out bright and early from Vxj with our expert guides for a trip to the Kingdom of Crystal and on to the Emigrants Path.

The Kingdom of Crystal is the informal name given to the area near Vxj that is historically known for its glass production. The area currently has at least 12 glassworks, from small one-person operations to larger companies. The team stopped at Kosta, ...

Växjö Vocational Visits

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 20, 2014

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... owner about the art as well as her experiences in opening the gallery. It was a very interesting conversation, and the photography was fascinating.




In the evening, we gathered with our host families at the Bishop's house, sterbo, for dinner. Our coordinator here in Vxj had lived in the house for a few years when he was young, while his father was Bishop. ...

Back from Break: GSE in Vaxjo!

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 19, 2014

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The GSE team returned from break today with our first official day touring Vaxjo! We began with a fascinating walking tour of the city that included ranged from a trendy new hotel/restaurant to historic architecture punctuated by the double-spired awe-inspiring Vaxjo Cathedral. Like many Swedish cities we have visited, Vaxjo traces its roots back to centuries before the United States became a nation. It was striking to see how a ...

Mid-Tour Rest

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 18, 2014

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The GSE team was on mid-tour rest May 17 - 18. We slept a lot, shopped a bit and had the chance to relax and catch up with Karin, Dan and Vibeke from the Swedish GSE team. Other than the rain, it was a fantastic break in the action.

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Glass, Clogs, and More

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 09, 2014

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... line of wooden clogs. It was really neat to see this family work so close together. The father/owner designs the clog, the son staples the leather to the sole, the daughter sews the embellishments, and lastly, the mother does paperwork and packages the clogs to be shipped out. Such great teamwork! The last stop of the day before having dinner with our host families was to Hälsans Hus, located in the town ...