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Sweden Update #4

Hejsan, y’all. Last update came to you from the beginning of summer and this one comes to you from the (let’s be realistic) end. Gothenburg has a very brief “summer” and then we slip back into rain rain rain, darkness and cold. It could be worse! We could be waaaaay up north and get excited when it gets over 10*C. (Did you know it’s a further 16 hours by car to the Arctic Circle from where I live? Sweden is huge.)

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Those three glorious weeks we had in June… that was pretty much summer. It’s been ok here, off and on – a day here and there where it’s really pleasant out. But mostly it’s been raining a lot and not all that warm. We’ve got our collected fingers crossed that we’ll get some more good weather here in August (when we visited last year it was really warm) but for me, summer is over starting tomorrow anyway.

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Travels | Berlin & Dresden

My traveling continues on! I’ve been so lucky this year to be able to go to so many new and exciting places. I’m even planning a trip (finally) to Stockholm at the moment. People can stop looking at me funny when I admit I’ve never been to the only city they can name in Sweden.

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Berlin and Dresden were both amazing cities and I’d gladly go back. Berlin in particular has so much going on. I was there for six days and I could have stayed double, triple that and still have been missing out. Berlin is also the only place I’ve ever stayed where the other people at the hostel seemed to be staying an appropriate amount of time. It might also have been the nature of the hostel I stayed at, a hippie commune of sorts.

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Sweden Update #3

Tjena! I’ve realized this morning I last blogged about Sweden in March so let me amend that right away on Sweden’s National Day. The Swedes aren’t so big on the national day and there isn’t much going on in town, except for everything being closed. We have, however, had about two weeks of literally the best possible weather so I have no doubt everyone will be sprawled out on laws and rocks across the city just hanging out.

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Yes, my friends, the “euphoric Swedish summer” has arrived in Gothenburg and it is indeed euphoric. Temperatures hanging around 25*C/75*F, lots of sun, 4am to 11pm daylight. We suffer through the long, dark winter but when Spring arrives, it really arrives. I was so worried it would just never be warm, but this year it seems we are going to have some nice weather. There are plenty of cold-weather photos in this update because we start in April.

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