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Gotland

Visiting friends

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Gotland is Sweden’s largest island and lies in the Baltic Sea. It was a sovereign country for many hundreds of years until it became a part of the Swedish realm. The entire island is still full of ruins, artefacts and memories from its period of greatness during the Viking Age and the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent member of the Hanseatic league.

Gotland is a popular holiday resort for Swedes and foreigners alike. It offers beautiful sand beaches, hotels and apartments, good quality restaurants and cafes, a vastness of nature and events and festivities during the summer months.

Our friend Anna and her fireman, Erik, live on Gotland who we stayed with. Thanks for having us!!!! Erik, a real “Gotlänning”, showed us the southern tip of the island, with Anna we went to Visby, Gotlands province capital.

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We also visited the Björk family (Tobias, Karolina, Vera, Alrik and Gunnar) at their ‘summer house’. A beautiful place!!!

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At Visby we also visited Gotland’s Fornsal, a museum that has a collection of rune stones and other artefacts dating back over 8 000 years. Cool stuff!!!

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We had a great time on Gotland!!!!

Love,

Sabrina and Fredrik

Posted by sabrinakam 03.09.2007 10:05 Archived in Sweden Tagged backpacking

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