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Grandma Sig's Birthplace
One of the reasons we wanted to travel to Sweden is to see this beautiful country, that neither Cindy nor I had ever visited. The other reason is that Bruce's Great Grandmother grew up in this small town just west of Stockholm.
Bruce was fortunate to really know his great grandmother, Signe Anderson.
Bruce went back to his roots when we stopped ...
... have more space for boots and bulky warm clothing. Pupils go out to play in all weathers, unlike in the UK. School lunches are of the serve yourself and help yourself variety with a good choice of hot lunches and salad and vegetables. There is no dessert with the lunch.
... little hungry, so I attempted to find something to eat, if it wasn't the language barrier getting in my way, it was sticker shock. To give you an idea, 1 Canadian dollar is equivalent to approximately 6.30 Swedish Krona, so seeing price tags with 60 on it for a sandwich was a little overwhelming. I finally settles on a chicken wrap, for only 48 krona, what a steal!
I spent my time walking around the old town of Stockholm. Around 3 ...
... or at least in this part of Sweden, as the government changed the national post office. Instead you can buy postage and send packages from many stores, like Press or ICA.
If you are in Sweden during the winter months take a moment to try a Semla pastry. Sweden has amazing desserts, to go with Fika. Semla is whole wheat bun, filled with cardamom/almond paste, ...
... during our stay in Västerås, they suggested some fun activities on ice also, something like going fast with snow mobile or motocross bike, which on ice was totally amazing and of course gave adrenalin for one week ahead!
I should mention Turkish guy's Arsen dinners at his place in Top Tower (student accommodation)! He was always so creative and made it good. He never mided how many people are coming and he was always glad to feed everyone. Well, and once ...