Scandic Hotel Portalen
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... a very special week for us with the Holmlinds. We went to Bo’s cabin on Lake Vättern and had fika with his mom and brother in Tidaholm where he grew up. Next, we traveled to the south west coast for a few days at Helene’s cabin near Falconberg. We celebrated midsummer with her family and friends there and had a wonderful time walking on the beach, playing the Swedish game Kubb, collecting flowers, dancing and ...
... years ago our families were reunited. We have been looking forward to visiting Sweden and now that we are finally here, we are so happy to spend time together again!
Coincidently, when Bo was in Chicago thirty years ago, I was studying in Jonkoping. In some ways it feels like yesterday and in other ways it feels like a lifetime ago. It was my junior year in college and I went on a seven month exchange program to Södra ...
... to be outdoors.
We were surprised by the massive Vadstena Slott at Vadstena also on Lake Vattern (which is a very long lake). Built in 1545 as a fortress to ward off the Danes it is solid and in excellent condition. It has living quarters in one of the walls and a large open area inside which these days is used for music and theatre productions. We were surprised ...
... houses warm... Don and I have had the loveliest time in the dining car where miniature bottles of Merlot and large bottles of Czech beer are sold at a very reasonable price. Again the service is amazing and the scenery and setting from another world...loving this train travel across Europe already. Even the toilets are better than any airplane toilet...that's another story! Awaiting our stop for Malmo soon. The whole of Sweden is just a revisit of the Ikea catalogue ...
... for boating and sailing. Then we returned to Maria's house for lunch. Afterward people prepared to leave and return to their homes in various parts of Southern Sweden. In the afternoon we visited the town of Granna. There is an active candy making industry there as well as a museum which showed the exploits of an explorer who unsuccessfully tried to reach the North ...