Best Western Hotel Carisma

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

Heritage journey spectacular!

A travel blog entry by katiehallberg


... the cathedral in Lund. This is where I first became Teary eyed. After possibly going the wrong way on a one way street and maybe driving down a pedestrian only street we found the cathedral and the idea that I was at the place where my great grandfathers hard work transformed into some so beautiful and still, not only standing, but celebrated today, definitely pulled at my heart strings. Even more amazing was the fact that we were at the right time for ...

Cache-ing In

A travel blog entry by armstarkclan


... the car.

We then fika'd at Frida and Martin's house with coffee, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. I'm not sure that any of us were actually hungry, but horse-play in the kitchen and chatting in the dining room made it a good family time. Dinner was at Anders and Birgitta's house, with Swedish-style hamburgers very similar to American, but using sour dough bread and no BBQ seasoning. Here, we were ...

A Ferry Good Day

A travel blog entry by armstarkclan


... way point, creating Visingsö. A 15 minute ferry ride took us across, during which Kristin, cousin Elin, and I leaned over the edge, watching the waves beat on the front of the boat and seeing the island get bigger and as the ferry pushed us nearer to Visingsö.

There, we saw the ruins of an old castle, which was started by Brahe the Elder in 1573. Brahe the Elder died before the castle was finished, so it was continued by Brahe the ...

Another A-maze-ing Day

A travel blog entry by armstarkclan


... which was older although I'm not sure how much, was replaced in the later 17th century with a larger church around the original timbers. Our scenic tour was cut short by rain, so we drove around, looking at the grand lake views and spectacular hills with the tall thin-trunked trees that are characteristic of northern lands.

Stig and Gerd treated us to a typical Swedish dinner, a smorgas ("sandwich") topped with layers of lettuce, hard-boiled egg ...

Midsummer in Växjö

A travel blog entry by friesendm


Poor internet access tonight aboard the ferry to Helsinki. These are a few pics, however, from our day in southern Sweden on Friday celebrating Midsummer Eve with some Swedes in the small community of Evedal north of Växjö. It was a low-key, family affair with game booths set up for the really small kids, dancing around the Midsummer Pole, picnicking, and just enjoying the longest day ...


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