Travel – Sweden

A taste of Lund, Sweden

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  “Wow”, said Nick as we surveyed the scene outside the train station, “they sure like their bicycles!”.  And he was not exaggerating:  the kind of space you normally see devoted to cars is the amount of parking space dedicated to bicycles in Lund, a university town near Malmö in southern Sweden.  Like all the best […]

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Mat & Vin – a Swedish cooking class with Peter Skogström

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We’ve all been there.  One moment you are happily typing a document, fingers whizzing over the keys; and the next a colleague leans over your shoulder and asks you to check something for them.  And suddenly, everything falls apart.  Your fingers struggle to find letters that you can usually find with your eyes closed; you […]

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What to do in Malmö – the Malmö Festival and beyond!

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  Do you know where in the world would you find: a building called the Turning Torso a museum featuring pacemakers and toothpicks 400km of bike paths and cycle infrastructure a restaurant called, erm, Bastard Why in the Swedish city of Malmö, of course!

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Malmö farmers’ market, Sweden

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Whenever Nick and I travel to visit a new city, we always do a bit of separate research on what’s worth doing and seeing in the city, pick some favourites, and then put our lists together to see whether we can come up with an agreed itinerary.  Nick’s lists always feature a tall building that […]

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A Swedish crayfish party near Malmö – A Taste of Skåne Part 1

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There are some iconic things in life that everybody needs to do once before they die. You know – things like swimming with wild dolphins. Seeing your favourite painting in real life. Getting lost in Venice. Drinking wine in the country where the grape was grown. Keeping a pet. And attending a Swedish crayfish party.

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A walking tour of Gothenburg

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    Our final day in Gothenburg got off to a leisurely start with a lie-in and a lovely breakfast at the Hotel Royal.  As Su-Lin and I had nothing in particular planned, and seeing as the rain had finally stopped, we decided to do a walk around Gothenburg to see some of the sights we had […]

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A Swedish Julbord at Styrsö Skäret near Gothenburg

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  After our eventful day which had included fika, the Feskekorka and Saluhallen food halls, as well as Gothenburg’s Christmas markets, it was time to put our feet up as we headed for dinner.  The lovely ladies from Go:teborg had very kindly booked a table for Su-Lin and myself at the Pensionat Skäret, an inn […]

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