Midsummer Adventures on a Stockholm Night Safari

Spotting wildlife isn’t always high on the agenda when you’re visiting a capital city. You might expect museums, restaurants and art. There may be elegant parks, but it is rare to find untamed nature. However Stockholm is different, as I discovered when...

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Book Review: Sunflower Walk and Eat Stockholm

Two things I enjoy when visiting a new city are exploring by foot and sampling the food. So the Sunflower Walk and Eat series, with their emphasis upon walks and food, is a winning combination for me. Armed with my review copy of Walk and Eat Stockholm I set off to...

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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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