BEST WESTERN Nya Star Hotel
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... lucky for us, as Santa arrived just after dinner and we all received some lovely presents. Liselott hosted the next night - a quiet dinner with her and Kennet at their new place, where we got to try out their fantastic new sauna.Heavenly!
We spent time with Johan at his new home and Kristofer & Stina at theirs - seems everyone has a new ...
... and had the miners pull him into a shaft pretty quickly. He signed his name on the wall and then went back up to the sunshine where he felt safe. Not long after this incident it became law in Sweden that it was illegal for the King of Sweden to go down a mine shaft in a bucket. This law made it impossible for his son Gustav to go as far down the mine on his visit, because you can only go down to a certain point by stairs and then the rest by bucket, so ...
... Falun. It's a quite a remarkable site, and a very important part in the history of Sweden. It has been a mine for 1000's of years, and has produced much of the country's copper. Although it has always quite a dirty and industrial area it was always considered a national treasure and had many famous visitors. I was surprised to see that royalty and other celebrities had been down the mines, and heard that there had even been formal dinners and events deep down in the ...
... costume, danced traditional dances, Swedish folk orchestra, etc. Janne is a man of many talents, and one of his businesses is spice wholesaling and distribution (he and Elisabet had just come back from a trip to India). One day he took me along as he attended a couple of business functions at some lovely old mansions that have been converted to hotel/conference centres. The chef was a friend of his and prepared a buffet of dishes made with local produce, nearly ...
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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed