Another Side of Sweden – Gotland Island (Visby)

From the city streets and canals of Stockholm to quiet island life.  Established around 900AD, Visby, Sweden is located on Gotland Island, a few hours boat ride south of Stockholm.  That was our last stop of the cruise before it was time to head back to England.

Visby is known as a vacation destination for locals.  However, it is also known to have the best preserved medieval city in Scandinavia.  I had thought that when we arrived to Visby that it would be like the Vineyard; way overpopulated, tons of cars and noise and filled with tourist shops.  That’s not to say that it didn’t have a few shops but it was not nearly as touristy as I expected.  Ok, it had tourists. Just not an overflow of them.

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Land of a Thousand Islands – Stockholm, Sweden

Actually that should be THOUSANDS of islands, as in over 25,000 just in the Stockholm archipelago alone.  When I realized that we were on our way into port that morning, I rushed up to the top deck to take pictures (hair still wet from my shower, no make up and all) as I heard the arrival into the city is breathtaking. What I didn’t realize til that night is that it actually takes HOURS to get thru the archipelago because there are soooo Continue reading