Travel Blogs from Klintehamn
... from the cruise line or from Rick Steves, so we headed to the Tourist Information office first, a short walk from the pier. There we picked up a map and some suggestions for a walking tour.
We walked through some narrow streets admiring the medieval houses and through what they called the Botanical Garden, but it was really just a park with some flower beds. Given the northern climate, it wasn’t all that impressive. ...
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. ...
... place and walked for what seemed like ages through often swampy Swedish woods to find the right kind of trees. Daniel's family have a big block of land for the horses to wander around on and because of the melty snow much of it was almost knee deep with water. It was so weird to see, these Swedes have so much water they just leave it lying around on the ground! Bizarre!
Today being Good Friday it was appropriate to remember Jesus being crucified, ...
... and diseased bits which would have been none too comfortable to live with. There were also skulls with severe injuries (one with the arrow heads stuck back in place) and their chain mail still on. There were also weapons and personal belongings found with the bodies like a ring with the person's name engraved on it, found still on the owner's finger. Creepy stuff.
The room about executions was particularly confronting. There is a ...
Last week we had the enormous and fantastical pleasure and privilege of staying in a little cabin by the sea for our holidays. It belongs to a couple in the church and they said we could use it for FREE for the week and even drove us there to show us the shops and how to work the place and what not. It was a gorgeous little place and the best bit was that it was in a completely deserted park right near the ''beach'' (haha) and was quiet and warm and cosy ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed