Quality Hotel Vaxjo

Sandviksvagen 1, Växjö, Småland, Småland and Blekinge, 352 41, Sweden | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vxj

The Kingdom of Crystal and the Emigrants' Path

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 21, 2014

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... the most well-known in the area. Kosta (part of the Kosta Boda brand) is Sweden's oldest glasswork, founded in 1742. While at Kosta, the team had the chance to get close to the glass production and to visit the art glass gallery. There was also time for shopping!

After a delicious lunch at the Kosta restaurant, we said goodbye to the Kingdom of Crystal with our wallets a little lighter and our suitcases a lot heavier.
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Växjö Vocational Visits

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 20, 2014

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... owner about the art as well as her experiences in opening the gallery. It was a very interesting conversation, and the photography was fascinating.




In the evening, we gathered with our host families at the Bishop's house, sterbo, for dinner. Our coordinator here in Vxj had lived in the house for a few years when he was young, while his father was Bishop. ...

Back from Break: GSE in Vaxjo!

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 19, 2014

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... a variety of furniture styles. We saw production of both simple audience-style chairs as well as those with highly stylized upholstry. What stood about about all of their offerings was that each was hand crafted with little use of machines. Once again, we saw how an emphasis on quality can maintain local manufacturing. Our next two stops were furniture showrooms of Norrgavel and Sevenssons. Each demonstrated how a mix ...

Mid-Tour Rest

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 18, 2014

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The GSE team was on mid-tour rest May 17 - 18. We slept a lot, shopped a bit and had the chance to relax and catch up with Karin, Dan and Vibeke from the Swedish GSE team. Other than the rain, it was a fantastic break in the action.

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Glass, Clogs, and More

A travel blog entry by mntomidnight on May 09, 2014

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... line of wooden clogs. It was really neat to see this family work so close together. The father/owner designs the clog, the son staples the leather to the sole, the daughter sews the embellishments, and lastly, the mother does paperwork and packages the clogs to be shipped out. Such great teamwork! The last stop of the day before having dinner with our host families was to Hälsans Hus, located in the town ...

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