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Had been a bit worried about the car on my way from Norway, though once I had reached Sweden and there were a few hundred miles under the belt, realised that Rune probably wasn't the devil and he had fixed it up well enough. Decided to not worry about it and just enjoy myself. Went to Stockholm on the monday night after the weekend and picked up Phil and Freya from the airport ...
A nice bus ride with a very jolly Norwegian driver to Sweden looked a lot like driving in northern Minnesota. Flat rocky lakeshores with pines and birches and cabins. No wonder half of Scandinavia moved to MN. Mora is the town where they make the carved red horses called Dala. So there are statues everywhere and shops selling 500 kroner 2" high Dala. So much money, so I just took a picture instead. We took a great all day bike ride up to Orso and had lunch by the lake. All ...
Today we went with David's family to a traditional summer farm in the hills (a Fabod) where we saw traditional farming methods, goats, chooks, calves, cheese, and ancient wooden farm buildings with no electric light. Met by the family there who showed ...
... bears, brown bears, wolves, wolverines, Persian leopards and Siberian tigers. Almost needed to be treated for altitude sickness, we climbed so high to the top, to the cafe! They have a fantastic venue, including a snow making machine for the polar bears. Much involved in conservation in the Arctic regions and research projects, tracking etc. Watched Mamma bear and her three cubs ...
... blocks cut with band saw, but the carving, dipping and painting all done by hand, mostly in houses of the villages, makes every horse unique. The style of painting is known as "kurbits". We then went to the Anders Zorn House and Museum in Mora. Zorn was a famous Swedish painter, died in 1920, and we loved his work, especially his watercolours. His house was fascinating, with so many modern features, including a vacuum cleaner , carpet sweeper, central heating, and ...