Toftastrand Hotell & Konditori

Lenhovdavagen 72, Växjö, Småland, Småland and Blekinge, 352 49, Sweden | 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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It has been a busy day for the GSE team! We started out bright and early from Vxj with our expert guides for a trip to the Kingdom of Crystal and on to the Emigrants Path.

The Kingdom of Crystal is the informal name given to the area near Vxj that is historically known for its glass production. The area currently has at least 12 glassworks, from small one-person operations to larger companies. The team stopped at Kosta, ...

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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... one of his favorite businesses near Åseda. Being the laid back group that we are, we were open to the pit stop...especially since we were told there may be a little shopping involved at the company's outlet. That's when we were introduced to Alstermo Bruk, the oldest company in Sweden that is still in business, established in 1804. That's right! This company has been in existence for over 200 years, ...