Travel Blogs from Visby
We stopped at a crazy little crepe restaurant in the shape of a large triangle. They served a delightful local beer called Sleeping Bulldog. Our journey continue through the small narrow back streets of Visby with stops at many of the local artisans shops. Next thing we knew it had been over 4 hours and we needed to get back to the ship. But what ship? Because of the fog you couldn't see the ship unless you were 100 yards from it. Never the less we got back just ...
... We sat there sipping our cappuccinos and lattes for almost an hour, while the girls warmed themselves in red blankets provided by the restaurant.
When the rain stopped, we had a closer look at the St. Nicholas church ruin that faces on the same square. This one had the entire roof missing and Terry and I found it interesting to study the somewhat crude engineering (steel tie rods, concrete infill) used to stabilize the ...
Visby is a Northern European walled Hanseatic town which has preserved its townscape and its extremely valuable buildings. The town wall dates back to the 13th century and is over two miles long. ...
... airport, who was NOT at an officer’s table despite the fact that she has been on ‘lots’ of SS cruises – obviously not enough! They can yah yah all they like, sometimes connections count! I smiled elegantly at them as I passed their table on the arm of my host!
So in bed now, will try and send this from the cabin, although signal not strong down here. Copenhagen tomorrow, so looking forward to a hop on hop off tour I think.,
Night night ...
... numbers of German settlers, so many that the legislation was written in both Swedish and German. One of the reasons why Visby is on the Unesco World Heritage List is due to its remarkable, well-preserved walls, 3.5km of them were completed by the mid 13th century of which significant remnants remain today. These walls served to exclude foreign invaders but also, interestingly, the local farmers. There was a dispute, no a war, between the townsfolk and the local ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility