BEST WESTERN Hotel Svava
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Concierge desk
- Non-smoking rooms
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... old wooden houses. It has the smallest town hall in Sweden and some lovely homes and gardens. Just the spot to have a coffee by the lake, and later good to buy some fresh rolls from the very welcoming lady at the baker's shop.
Next day ...
... I put "To: Gunilla/mom" on the gift tag for her present from me and Christoffer, haha. We're respecting each other's cultures! She also knitted Christoffer a beanie, which he's desperately needed (we went looking for a beanie for him, but couldn't find any that fit him well!). Rebecca and Henning got me a gorgeous bracelet by a Scandinavian designer and also a Swedish cookbook for me and Christoffer. I have been cooking a lot in Sweden, and have actually been looking for a ...
... Then walked down throughout the castle gardens. We walked past the Evolution museum, and a few others an noticed a theme. We had arrived planning to do most of our sightseeing on the Monday which is when most museums are closed here. We visited the Caroline Redviva building housing the old library. Inside they have some amazing collections including the Silver Bible, the first map of Mexico City ever known ...
... but more than willing to continue drinking, we headed to our old standby, Pipes of Scotland, and had a few beers. As we drank, we debated whether or not to venture out to Gamla Uppsala for the final part of the formal Valborg festivities: the lighting of a massive bonfire.
The sky looked hostile, and the weather was getting colder as the daylight slipped away, but we still took a bus to the mounds outside the city in the hopes for warming up against the heat of a blazing ...
... YOU. MADNESS!
We experienced a high degree of culture shock last year after finally reaching Vienna, for most of the reasons I mentioned above (I lost count of the number of times I quoted that great "Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity!" line from O Brother, Where Art Thou?). I feared we'd be in for another round of depression upon moving to Uppsala. Quite the contrary, though; Uppsala almost immediately felt a little more like home.