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Travel Blogs from Växjö
... of heritage. There we rented a car and the journey began! now the farther into Sweden we went, it is important to realize that there was less and less English to be found i. Addition we quickly learned that we are not what you would call experts On reading Swedish road signs so....you could say there were a few bumps in the road :)! Our first detour was the town of Lund. Here my great great great grandpa Sven worked in the stone quarry where he cut the stone to ...
... the game of kubb, aka "Viking Chess." It was Team Sweden (with Samuel and his sons) vs. Team USA (with mom, Katrina and I). There were lots of yes, no, and groans that transcended the language barrier as Team Sweden started off in the lead for half the game until Team USA hit a string of good luck and made a quick wrap-up to take the win.
And then we ate Swedish candy for dessert, and it was addicting. :) ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
What made it different than other Swedish Midsummer celebrations I've attended in years past was the presence of quite a few minorities. Midsummer is the most Scandinavian of celebrations, and Sweden celebrates it with the most enthusiasm. It's hard to find a gas station open on Midsummer Eve.
This time, however, we a lot of people in the crowd who ...
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