Smagarde Hotell & Pensionat
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... trading settlements banded together for the protection of their chains of trading posts and to assert their interests vis-à-vis the rulers of the territories through which they passed (and also against their rivals) into a federation or Hansa. By the 12th century Visby dominated this trade: all the commercial routes of the Baltic were channeled through the town. German merchants began to expand their sphere of interest into the Baltic and to settle in ...
... 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. ...
... the old stone houses, churches, and street system.
They drove us way back into the woods :-) to see a Bronze Age burial place - Gannarve Skeppssattning - dating back approximately to 600 BC.
... states, zero energy. I should have been quarantined, shut away from others, possibly thrown overboard. I even tried to seek assistance at the medical centre. However the price of a remote chance at salvation to see the doctor came in at $170US for a short appointment. Not a price I was willing to pay. So the ship medical assistant handed me a bottle of cough syrup (in exchange for $7) a handful of cough drops, gave me ...
... up and dress up!
My bus was to leave at 3am and then ferry at 4am getting me to Visby in the morning sunshine at 8am. As I was waiting in the bus stop, about to nap I noticed the 3am bus wasn't on the screen, the earlier and later buses were there though... I asked the bus driver of the 9pm bus if the 3 was still coming, his English was bad and he said I could catch his bus, yeah alright I could sleep at the ferry terminal. 10pm ...
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