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Travel Blogs from Granna
The morning is bright and warm and we are leaving Stockholm. Before checking out of the Grand Hotel, we take a last walk over to the Palace and Gamla Stan. It is the first time we have seen Stortorget our first stop two-and-a-days ago, in the sunshine; we take more pictures.
Other than the fact that it is horribly expensive for Americans, …
... I assume from a local club, would play matches against each other. It was quite nice to see how enthusiastic they were, also they did the same during the rugby matches I saw in Canberra.
In the end Jönköping's team didn't win, but I still had a lot of fun. It didn't even matter that half the time I didn't even understand what it was that was going on or that I didn't know any of the rules. It was a lovely experience.
The reason why studying English helps because the grammar explanations are all in English, and consonants, nouns, verbs etc. are not words you learn in your standard secondary school English lessons.
There is one other reason why an English background helps. Pay attention because I am about to admit to something I never thought I would. Having a decent knowledge of phonetics is useful in learning a new language and ...
Bäckadal.......If you remember from the previous entry, which was indeed a long while ago, that is the name of the apartment complex that I'm staying at.
Now don't go type it into google maps because you won't find it, I know as I've tried. Anyway, why am I writing about this, well I just wanted to tell a bit more about it and about the lovely people I share the complex with.
... to meet up with them, invite them for a fika. We Swedes are shy and should be handled with caution"
Anyhow, I think I should explain a bit more on what a fika is. A fika is a bit like a high tea, and I say a bit because though the intention is the same the details are not. Basically what you have during a fika is a cup of tea or coffee and a pastry of some kind.
The pastries range from sweet pastries and cookies, such as ...