Finspang to Kalmar, Sweden
Trip Start Jun 02, 2012
20Trip End Jun 28, 2012
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The island off the coast her is called Íland, and the area has a reputation for sunny, windy weather. Sure enough, as I drove south, the intermittent rain and heavy overcast gave way to patches of blue and some lovely sunlight by the end of the afternoon.
The bridge across to Íland to Kalmar was the longest in Europe at the time it was built in the 70s
This evening, I tested a stroll through different parts of old Kalmar, wandering through neighborhoods that are several hundred years old, and finishing at Kalmar Castle, centerpoint of the union of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway during the 14th and 15th centuries.
Just finished up dinner in the hotel pub with one of the best hamburgers I can recall. The Swedes and Danes are wizards with sauces and all things pickled. This burger was finger-lickin’ good!