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The friends that I had planned to stay with in Stockholm were away for the weekend and so had to find a place to spend a couple of days between Oslo and Stockholm. Had planned to have reached them already but hadn't anticipated the breakdown obviously.
Said goodbye to Norway, quite relieved that the car had made it out of the country alive (at least Sweden would be significantly cheaper if ...
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 ...
The best start to the day with an amazing breakfast spread of freshly made smoothies, juice, yoghurt, berries, meats, eggs, cheese, strong coffee and long conversation. There is a huge emphasis on organic produce in Sweden.
We spent a relaxed day until it was time to get ready and join the main midsummer event at Per's house. So many blue eyes and so much blonde hair, its a funny thing to notice but it really stood out to me. So nice being amongst ...
Midsummer is the biggest event on the Swedish calendar, Andrea's local village spent all morning making preparations across the street for the villages celebrations. Marquees and outdoor BBQs could be seen in yards everywhere.
We drove to another village to visit Per, a friend of Andreas who was on exchange in Sydney, visiting us in Geelong one time.
Andrea's family, drove from Stockholm to bring ...
... but somehow I could follow along
roughly, language always amazes me as to how context, gestures and some
similarities in words can support communication; power of the unspoken
We walked into the centre of the village to watch the
raising of the May pole, which traditionally celebrates fertility and
midsummer. Niklas very wittily asked 'How many ho's does it take to
raise a pole' as the volunteers all shouted 'hey-ho' ...