sweden

Is Stockholm Worth Visiting?

Stockholm stumped me. Stockholm is Europe’s prettiest city.  With historic Scandinavian architecture on one side and water and islands on the other, it doesn’t matter where you look.  There are parks and other green spaces, plus fountains, squares, cobblestone streets, and gold-numbered clocks.  I love clocks, a tribute to the days before cell phones.  A city …

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Adventure, Nature, and Eating Off the Foraged Land

Svansele Moose-people Village

Not far from Skellefteå, there’s a small village called Svansele where the moose outnumber people three to one. It’s acre after acre of forest, mostly pine and birch, with a river winding through it. In this remote part of northern Sweden, there’s a wilderness camp I can’t get out my head. The draw is twofold: …

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I Spent 3 Days in Skellefte√• & Still Can’t Pronounce It

You guys, I pride myself in knowing a few words in the local language of everywhere I go.  I made locals smile in Cairo with my Arabic greetings and I picked up basic German quickly.  Swedish, however, is a different story — and I was totally lost with figuring out Skellefteå pronunciation even though I spent 3 …

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