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Travel Blogs from Växjö
... Two complications, it began to rain and the music...not so good! BUT the sun came out shortly (sun doesn't set in Denmark until about 10pm) and we wondered away from the music to people watch and take in the first of its kind. We then grabbed a drink by the canal and made our way back to the hotel. In the morning, with a bit of skepticism from my parents, even though I have become an expert of European trains, we managed to take a train to Malmo, Sweden to begin ...
... 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. :) ...
... for their peppermint). Gränna is apparently well-known as the place to get incredible peppermint, which happens to be one of Mom's favorite candies.
We boarded the bus again and headed for Visingsö, an island in lake Vättern. Legend has it that the island was created by a giant for his wife, when a walk for food around the lake left her too tired to take the single step across. He took a piece of land and made the island to create ...
... The maze-style walking path that is common to all IKEAs must be a Swedish marketing technique as we noticed ICA grocery store, the HEB or Kroger's of Sweden, is also arranged in the same manner so that you must walk through everything unless you know the hidden short cuts. Feeling refreshed from coffee, juices, and pastries, we set back off for the journey to the home of some relatives, Stig and Gerd, living in Småland. When we got to their apartment, they ...
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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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility