Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal

Backgatan 10, Växjö, Småland, Småland and Blekinge, 35230, Sweden | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vxj

The Kingdom of Crystal and the Emigrants' Path

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight

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It has been a busy day for the GSE team! We started out bright and early from Vxj with our expert guides for a trip to the Kingdom of Crystal and on to the Emigrants Path.

The Kingdom of Crystal is the informal name given to the area near Vxj that is historically known for its glass production. The area currently has at least 12 glassworks, from small one-person operations to larger companies. The team stopped at Kosta, ...

Växjö Vocational Visits

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight

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... burning power plants. The forests here in Smland are a great natural resource, and by turning wood chips into electricity, they are taking advantage of them. They also have projects and plans in place for increasing biogas production from waste and promoting public transportation and biking.


Next we split up for our various vocational experiences, which included more time at ...

Back from Break: GSE in Vaxjo!

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight

5

... yet practical design can create style. A prime example in an accessory was a juicer resembling a three legged spider or a 1950s science-fiction rocket ship.

Between the visits to the furniture stores, we sat down for afternoon fika. Upon entering the cafe, we noticed a certain familiarity in the chairs. Where had we seen the design before? Lammhults of course! It was nice to see local businesses having ties to one ...

Mid-Tour Rest

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight

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The GSE team was on mid-tour rest May 17 - 18. We slept a lot, shopped a bit and had the chance to relax and catch up with Karin, Dan and Vibeke from the Swedish GSE team. Other than the rain, it was a fantastic break in the action.

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Glass, Clogs, and More

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight

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... Minnesota was even a state! Alstermo Bruk specializes in handmade boxes, cases and suitcases, constructed out of fiberboard. Since each and every suitcase is handmade, they can be customized down to the interior fabric. After a tour of the workshop we got to do a little shopping, then headed for lunch. After lunch, we drove over to a small family business called Euro Clogs (Euro Sko) and watched ...

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