Hotel Arkad

Ostermalmsgatan 25, Västerås, Västmanland, Swedish Lakeland, 72214, 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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... then went to a cafe in town to have our afternoon fika, a Swedish word to describe taking a break to have a coffee and snack. We tried one of the traditional Swedish snack of a "chocolate ball" which is exactly as it sounds, a ball of chocolate rolled in coconut.

We had a relaxing night to prepare for our next day in Stockholm, made dinner in her residence, hung out with some of her friends and got a tour of inside her university.
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Home Base

A travel blog entry by latte_lover

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... or at least in this part of Sweden, as the government changed the national post office. Instead you can buy postage and send packages from many stores, like Press or ICA.

If you are in Sweden during the winter months take a moment to try a Semla pastry. Sweden has amazing desserts, to go with Fika. Semla is whole wheat bun, filled with cardamom/almond paste, ...

On the River

A travel blog entry by latte_lover

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... are some good museums. I have a few coffee shops that I like to go to, whose names I will write down the next time I go. The old city is beautiful, and there is a very old cathedral there. I would recommend walking from the train station to the river, where you will have some beautiful views of the different churches and buildings. ...

Viking City

A travel blog entry by latte_lover

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... You forget you are in a city when walking on the paths. It also looks like a great place to spend time in the summer. I know there is a restaurant, but as I have a kitchen (and I am cheap) I have not been there. One think to note about Sweden, eating out is pricey. Usually places will have a lunch special which is quite reasonable. Groceries and normal living expenses are pretty similar to the states, depending on what you buy. I spend the ...

Different life

A travel blog entry by camomile

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Yeah, life in Sweden is different.
First of all I came there just after one day chill back home in Lithuania. I was just back from United States. So time zones, friends and relatives call just dropped on my shoulders, I came to North exhausted as never before!
First day went there, I realized that for half a year I will have huge holidays, though it was my last year in university back home, and my thesis should be the most important thing that time, but ...

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This hotel, located on Ostermalmsgatan 25, Västerås, is near Engsö Castle.
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