Gotland

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This post is about Gotland, the largest island in Sweden that has fantastic nature as well as many cultural places to explore.

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Hoburgen, at the southernmost tip of the island, where the road ends. Here you can see the famous sea-stack ‘Hoburgsgubben’.

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This is from Kutens bensin, at Fårö

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From Visby “city of roses and ruins”

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For more photos and facts about Gotland, please visit my new blog http://resereportage.wordpress.com

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Views around Vättern I

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These photos are from certain places around the lake Vättern in Sweden. From June, 2013.  Above:  Askersund

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Östergötland

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Gränna

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Jönköping – The wind caught her hair…

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… Hjo – a nice touristplace at summer. Lot’s of old beautiful houses too.

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Taberg – Beautiful mountain view and green medicine

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Recently I visited ‘Taberg’ in Småland.
Carl von Linné, the father of plants, named Taberg “the miracle in Småland”.
Not only that you can see almost all of Småland from the top, or rather 70 kilometers in all directions when the weather permits it, but on the sun warm south east side of the mountain you’ll find vegetation from the Alps in Europe — and if you look closer on the Hotel Taberg, it’s unavoidable to miss the link to the Alps. It’s of course here the town has settled.

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A nice view with a golden chain-tree

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This day it was a bit stormy and cold, but still worth a visit! I meet some more tourists on the top.

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You can find out more about  Taberg on: http://www.taberg.info/engelska/

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I also visited ‘Hovslätts hembygdsgård och kvarndamm‘  in Hovslätt near Taberg.

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Hovslätt Homestead

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… and the beautiful waterfall…

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… just like green medicine.  Don’t miss if you plan to go to Småland and Sweden.

For more posts about travel, you can look at my new blog resereportage.wordpress.com

the Year 2012 in photos

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January – Snow but beautiful weather (Arboga river)

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FebruaryIn Sweden we have a tradition to eat “Semla” – it’s a ‘fastlagsbulle’ a traditional sweet roll made in various forms.
It consists of a cardamom-spiced wheat bun and is filled with a mix of the scooped-out bread crumbs, milk and almond paste, topped with whipped cream.

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Mars – This is from the Swanlake ‘Tysslingen’ near Örebro, Sweden. Thousands of Swans (and other birds) gather every year.

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April – This is form my hometown Arboga, the old part of town.

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MayFields of gold, the smell of summer…

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June – In Sweden we celebrate our Nationalday in June (and midsummer also). The two pics above is from ‘Slottsskogen’ in Gothenburg…

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… and this is from the Cactus exhibition in Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

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JulyI visited Smögen in July, a beautiful summertown. It’s located in the westcost area of Sweden.

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August – I visited Gothenburg Culture festival with lot’s of music, art, food and events during one week. I also visited Vadstena which is an
old beautiful small town with monastery’s and a big famous castle. The pic above is from Vadstena.

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September – I spend a lot of time in the woods in Västmanland and it was great!

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October – I spend a lot of time taking pictures of the beautiful colorful nature!

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November – Outside was grey and cold so I spend much time indoors painting and writing.
Above a flowerpot.

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December – In december we had so much snow in Sweden. This pic is from Huskvarna.

January

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I participate in a challenge called ”365 photos”, in Sweden. The participants are suppose to take 365 pictures during the year and we are get to choose from 365 topics. We started yesterday. This was the photo I took today – ”January”. The snow is melting, it’s a little bit warmer now comparing to december.

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