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About 3 hours on the road today leaving Norway and into Sweden. Lots of very pretty lakes and farming on the rolling hills. Mainly dairy type farming and corn in this area. Karlstad is a pretty town but there are not a lot of historical things to visit. The church dates back to 1737. There are lots of pretty waterways and canals. Just before entering Karlstad we came upon an Ikea store. At least the food was reasonable priced there unlike most of the food in ...
... cooking pots and pans.
Strangely when we arrived it had stopped raining and was a quite nice, if cold, afternoon. So we went for a walk around the lake.
We came back and had a quick tea. The one thing we have found is that despite the temperature being quite cold overnight we haven't been cold at all. Thank goodness for good insulation.
The rain returned just on bed time.
Travelling from Stockholm to Karlstad.
Stopped at a picturesque village called Mariefred with a castle called Gripsholm Castle, it is located by lake Malaren in south central Sweden 60 Kim west of Stockholm.
The castle was previously a fortress in 1380 then a castle 1526 then a prison 1713 renovated 1894 now the castle is a museum and Portrait Gallery. It houses one ...
... that’s all I can say.
I must also say that I have absolutely no idea of what to expect but I still have a bunch of expectations. Since I’ve only travelled to Asia once so far, which was on a family trip to the Philippines, I can't help but imagine that the change in atmosphere will be the same in China as it was when arriving in the Philippines. Especially of the amazement while breathing in for the first time the almost suffocating air filled ...
... drying wind', the clothes were soon dry. Alison's sister Ruth is staying with her mother this week so we were able to get her computer fired up and Alison caught up with both of them on Skype. I switched the camera on and gave them a video tour of the campsite. I think Mum was impressed. The days of 'back home before the postcards' are truly in the past. The plan is to have a quiet day tomorrow. I think the Magic Bus deserves a rest. It has behaved flawlessly so far. Mileage ...