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Category Scandinavia

Gävle, Norrland’s oldest city

Located at the southern tip of Norrland, Sweden’s Northern Lands, Gävle is the oldest city of that region.
I had the opportunity to spend an unplanned 24 hours there and was happy I did.

A picturesque Swedish town

Located on the shore of Lake Mälaren, not far from Stockholm’s Arlanda airport, the small town of Sigtuna is the perfect place to spend a few summer days. Founded a thousand years ago, just as Sweden was united as a… Continue Reading →

How to anger Danish horse breeders

The life-size bronze equestrian statue of King Christian IX, in Christiansborg Palace’s inner courtyard, was created by Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen. The sculptor sought throughout the country for the right horse to stand as a model, but finally found it in… Continue Reading →

Copenhagen: an architectural feast for the eyes

Granted, Copenhagen looks even better in the sun, as pretty much any place on Earth, but its architecture stands out any time of the year. Anywhere you turn your eyes, they’ll be met with beauty. The Church of Our Saviour… Continue Reading →

3 shades of gray

So far during this stay in Copenhagen, days have been either cloudy, cloudier or cloudiest. Actually, I really don’t mind it, because Christmas markets and lights all over the city look better in the dark anyway. Only snow is missing… Continue Reading →

Vikings, Lego, ugly sweaters & a quote

Today is Ugly-Christmas-Sweater Day, but I couldn’t find any in little Nomad’s size, so posing in front of one is the best that could be done (No way I was going to buy one and take a selfie, grumpy me!)…. Continue Reading →

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