Hotel Woodpecker

Västerås, Västmanland, Swedish Lakeland, Sweden | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Västerås

Ikea and Swedish Meatballs... In Sweden

A travel blog entry by sarahs-trips

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... Europe that I can truly say I have felt out of place, lost and suffering from extreme culture shock. Up until then I had traveled to cities and countries that I could speak the language, or at the very least read and understand the signs. Swedish is a language I will not even begin to try and understand. If you try really hard, you can find the English word hidden among 15 additional letters. That brings me to their currency. I arrived ...

Home Base

A travel blog entry by latte_lover

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... cream. It is really good, but a tad sweet. Cinnamon buns are also very popular, but do not expect giant sized ones They are smaller, and usually have sugar granules on top. There are amazing chocolate covered cookies, that are also filled with a cardamom paste. Chokladbollar is a Swedish chocolate ball, with coconut. In the city my favorite bakery to date is Brynolf Bagare. ...

On the River

A travel blog entry by latte_lover

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Eskilstuna is a great little city, but again not one that any tourist would have a need to stop at. It is beautiful, and old but does not really have anything that other Swedish towns do not. As we just learned in class, the main industry here is Volvo construction equipment. It is an old mill town, as it is on River Eskilstunaån, ...

Viking City

A travel blog entry by latte_lover

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... and use bells to let you know they need to pass if you are in there way. A lot of students buy bikes for the semester, especially those living far from campus.
Bandy is the national winter sport in Sweden, and as a Student I have been able to see matches for free. Basically bandy is like field hockey on ice. It is a larger ice rink then in hockey, and is less violent. They use a bright colored ball instead of a buck.



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Last Day with Jessica

A travel blog entry by kayla.ko

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... a beautiful fall afternoon and we took plenty of pictures (although some where a serious fail on my part!) before buying my ticket to Flen. There I would meet up with my friend Louise and stay with her for the night. Said a hard goodbye to Jessica, but it was a bit easier since I knew we would be seeing each other again after new years when we will move to London! Had one last hug then managed to find a seat on the VERY crowded train, then was off for another fun night!
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This hotel, located in Västerås, is near Engsö Castle.
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