Travel Blogs from Växjö
... the cathedral in Lund. This is where I first became Teary eyed. After possibly going the wrong way on a one way street and maybe driving down a pedestrian only street we found the cathedral and the idea that I was at the place where my great grandfathers hard work transformed into some so beautiful and still, not only standing, but celebrated today, definitely pulled at my heart strings. Even more amazing was the fact that we were at the right time for ...
Our morning started in the 20th century. In the first decade of the 1900s, 6-year-old Tina Kraft moved from her home in Barkeryd, Sweden, to what is now Pflugerville, TX to be a helper for her older married sister. Several years later, 17-year-old Carl Sundbeck moved from Ödestugu, Sweden to Texas, where many other Swedes had moved to farm and build a community. Tina and Carl met and married, which is the start ...
... completed in 1662. Initially home to the noble Brahe family, the castle was taken over by the crown in the 17th century and repurposed as a holding place for prisoners of war. The castle caught fire in 1718 and, allegedly, the prisoners were not very active in helping put it out. Maybe they were cold.
We then took a tour in a horse-drawn carriage around the island, passing by landmarks associated with the Brahe castle like an ...
... and shrimp served with cider. Apple and pear cider are common here, alcoholic and not, served with most homemade meals we have had during our time here. I asked to take home one of the bottles written in Swedish to add to my collection at home. I hope it makes it through baggage check and loading.
Samuel then picked us up for the evening and dropped us off at his daughter's home, our cousin Celie and her husband Simon. Mom and Dad are staying ...
... not of Scandinavia descent! African, Indian, Middle Eastern, by appearances, introducing their little ones to the customs of their adopted homeland. Immigration has caused major adjustments, and has serious challenges attached to is in Scandinavia. In this case, however, we appeared to be witnessing a healthy integration - a respect for and appreciation of the customs of the home ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed