Savouring the Food of Swedish Lapland

Savouring the Food of Swedish Lapland

One of the many surprises about Sweden was the quality of the food. And nowhere more so than in Swedish Lapland, where I’d had visions of a limited diet and meals designed to keep out the cold. But this is Scandinavia, where design is paramount. Food has become an art...

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Gammelstad Church Town, A Living Tradition

Rows of tiny wooden cottages in streets radiating out from the medieval stone church. Each painted in the typical red and white of Swedish rural dwellings. But there are no permanent residents, and these are not holiday cottages. Welcome to Gammelstad Church Town,...

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On the Night Train to Luleå

There’s something about train journeys. On a train you are travelling, not just going from A to B; you get a sense of the place you’re passing through and the distance you’ve travelled in a way you don’t experience on a plane. So I was very excited when I discovered...

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NEW – Discounts for Readers on LivItaly Tours

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with LivItaly to give my readers a discount on all of their small group tours and activities in Italy. Whatever your tastes you will find something to suit you, whether it’s a food tour, a guided museum visit or a...

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What I Learned About Sweden at TBEX Stockholm

I have to confess that Sweden wasn’t really on my radar before I attended this year’s TBEX (Travel Bloggers’ Exchange) Conference in Stockholm. I hadn’t been there before (unless you count a quick day trip by train from Copenhagen to Lund), and I didn’t know a lot...

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Discovering the Ancient Guilds of Zurich

The streets of Zurich are full of flags. Not just Swiss flags, with their distinctive white crosses and red backgrounds. But there are others with apparently random designs: a camel, some scissors, or a pair of scales. These images appear in other places too, on the...

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