BEST WESTERN Nya Star Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Christmas in Sweden!
Not long after he landed in London Daniel and I took off for a week in Sweden. It was snowing when we arrived at the Stockholm airport, but it didn't last long. There was snow on the ground for most of the week but more and more disappeared each day - not quite the white Christmas I had imagined, but it was also not as cold as ...
The town of Sala is not very far outside of Uppsala. We caught a morning train and arrived in Sala not long later. We had traveled here because we had read about the old mine that is now a tourist attraction. We took a bus out to the mine, but got off a stop to late, so we had an adventure finding our way back to the mine. We had plenty of time, so the cool crisp autumn air gave a nice atmosphere to walk in.
The mine has been out of commission since ...
... br> Also, one of the byproducts of the mine is a red mineral that was used in paint. still is used in paint, and the famous "Falun red" is the colour of most of the heritage buildings in Sweden - the oh so recognizable swedish red houses. (and the Finnish ones too perhaps?). Further reading: http://www.kopparberget.com/en/Falu-Gru va/
Bowling, BBQ's and breakfasts have filled the days so far, and last night a nice hot sauna. Pictures to follow shortly...
... dancing, lunch, dancing until 7pm, when our group have the hot barrel booked (as Janne so cutely calls it). I walk out in the freezing cold in my bathers and climb in to the hot tub - an attendant comes out every now and then and feeds wood into the stove (and sells beer) and within minutes the water temperature soars, and we all alternately sit in the barrel and sit on the edge when we feel too hot - it's a very funny feeling having cold beer in your stomach ...
Jessi's wedding! Before we got to the church we had to buy kris new shoes as he only brought his trainers and they would not really go with he suit! The wedding was great and Jessi looked beautiful. Learned some Swedish traditions, for example if the bride goes to the bathroom all the girls can run and kiss the groom and the other way ...