Gothenburg around Christmas time – A TV documentary – Sweden Travel Article

Gothenburg around Christmas time – A TV documentary This film was produced by German television channel ZDF in 2010. It was shot during one weekend in December and shows Gothenburg preparing for Christmas. People are relaxed, there is no sign of hectic Christmas bustle, the atmosphere is laid-back. Although the film is seven years old, the cosy Haga quarter (Old Town) looks exactly the same today. This is also true for the Café Kringlan with its enormous cinnamon buns. Even…

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Musk oxen in Dovre – Norway – Bilivoka – Norway Travel Article

Musk oxen in Dovre – Norway – Bilivoka There is no need to travel to Africa to experience a safari. We drove to Dovre in Norway to see musk oxen close up. Despite living in Norway we are located in one of the least snowy places and kind of forgot about that white fluffy stuff as we embarked on our Easter trip. As such the trip was planned without remembering that many roads in Norway are closed during the winter…

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The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 – Scandinavian Travel Article

The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13 The Feast of St. Lucia, December 13, is perhaps the most cherished of all Swedish traditions. A celebration of the “bearer of light in the darkness,” it is marked by stunning candlelit processions of girls in white gowns wearing wreaths of candles in their hair. These days the candles are battery-powered, but the atmosphere is the same – filled with an uplifting spirit of fellowship and joy. Lucia in a Swedish school St.…

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