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Stockholm, the Venice of the North

Stockholm was established as a city in the 1200s, but it had Stone Age settlements nearly 2000 years before that. Like Venice, Stockholm is a charming place of canals and islands. The Swedish Atoll has 30,000 islands, according to Swedish … Continue reading

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Construction in Stockholm

So many of the beautiful churches and government buildings in Stockholm are partially hidden from view by scaffolding. We were a bit disappointed and didn’t bother taking pics of construction sites. As we were leaving Sweden we realized construction here … Continue reading

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A Sampling of Our Scandinavian Food Delights

With Michael’s love of seafood and Nancy’s Scandinavian heritage we were quite successful in finding something we could eat—and truly enjoy!—during our visit to Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Did we already mention the Dutch pancakes? Savory or sweet, they stand … Continue reading

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Church of the Day – St. Erik’s, Stockholm, Sweden

St. Erik’s is the Catholic cathedral in Stockholm. In the 1840s to 1850s Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina from Bavaria helped begin liberalizing the rules for Catholics in Sweden. These new rules allowed immigrant Catholics (like her) to practice their faith … Continue reading

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