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Sweden travel stories

I Am Pride

"I Am Pride" at West Pride festival West Pride is a cultural city festival for everyone – a place where everyone has the right to be themselves. And be proud of it. Between May 20 and June 2 Gothenburg will be adorned with the rainbow flag. This year's campaign...

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Green Sweden

Green and Sustainable Sweden Coming to Sweden? Want green travel, green accommodation, green attractions, eco-labeled adventures, green city tours and big, big nature activities? Eco-tourism? A big loud YES to all of them. Sweden has the lot. Swedes have an affinity...

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Christmas in Sweden

Christmas in Sweden sees its cities, towns and villages glow against the white winter landscape. It’s Christmas card perfect. Come to Sweden and celebrate its Christmas markets, feast at a Swedish julbord, and be utterly charmed by Sweden’s take on the Lucia...

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Shopping in Gothenburg, Sweden

From the Visit Sweden Newsletter Gothenburg is big enough to make you feel that you are in a major international destination, but small enough that you can do it all on foot. Or take a short tram ride between the shopping districts and discover a wide variety of...

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Cultural Immersion and the Short-Term Stay

Nearly twenty years ago, I found myself in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden, holding a map of the city, stretched out at arms length, while I tried to orient myself. I had just walked off the ferry from Aalborg, Denmark, and had no idea where I was. I needed food and...

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Eating Easy in West Sweden

March, 2011 -- Even the likes of Food Network superstars such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse would be spoiled for choices in the gastronomic hot spot of West Sweden. Gothenburg,Sweden’s number two city and a popular European weekend escape, tops the regional...

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Stockholm’s Polar Music Prize

A guy who looks a lot like Viggo Mortensen elbows in beside me at the bar and grabs a glass of champagne. He flashes me an electrifyingly white smile and disappears into the crowd. The only kids in the lounge at Stockholm’s dramatic concert hall, survey me, decide...

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And the Winner is… ITKT’s Favorite Flight

There are a lot of perks being a travel writer. For those wondering, it's all the travel. Unfortunately, between the ridiculous airport security, plummeting U.S. economy, luggage charges and flight delays there is little to like about air travel anymore. Moreover, as...

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Gothenburg Hugs Christmas

November 25, 2008 – Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, home of Volvo and Hasselblad, embraces Christmas with a largesse that is unbecoming of Scandinavian's somewhat reticent culture. It hugs everyone. Scandinavia’s Christmas City No. 1, Gothenburg makes...

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Culture Breaks – Sweden

The stunning area of West Sweden offers a wonderful wilderness with rocky coastline, quaint fishing villages, important historical sites, magnificent castles, and as the jewel in its crown – there is Gothenburg – enchanting and cosmopolitan in equal measures....

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Gardens of Gothenburg 2008

For three glorious months from June 28 until September 28, one of Northern Europe’s largest flower and garden exhibitions will present the best of Scandinavian and international garden design. Liseberg Park Four stunning but highly diverse parks will each play a...

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Crusing Northern Europe

Expedition-style Cruises through the Gulf Of Bothnia, Exploring above the Arctic Circle, Including Lapland and Remote Islands, then Visiting the Cultural Capitals of Tallinn and St. Petersburg, Roundtrip From Helsinki. Maiden Voyage, July14, 2008. PORT WASHINGTON, NY...

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