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Big dreams often come in small packages - a nice little full circle story
A bubble of melancholy expands in my chest each time I look at the map thinking this back on my family’s journey alongside the Baltic Sea coastline. So, I thought I would tell a bit of our story and zip the adventure in a single essay. The purpose for our project was also to increase awareness of numerous treasures of the region. It was not always easy to keep the account of all of them, but you will find here a reference to numerous sites, landmarks and scenic overlooks.

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Alice in Wonderland The last piece of our Taste of Baltic jigsaw has been assembled. The second half of August and early September was a great time to travel - less busy than the high season, and beautiful too. We found it pleasantly free of tourist crowds and the weather was also co-operating for most of the days.

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Day 6: Gotland We woke up to a damp morning with light rain and moderate temperature. But, despite low dark clouds looming over the island, we made our way on a slow loop round its central and southern part.

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Day 5: From Oskarshamn to Gotland We were down to the waterfront just after breakfast to join the queue for the 11:30am-ferry to Gotland. The journey due east from Oskarshamn to Visby is a distance of 120km and typically takes around 3 hours. Today, we were entering the land of legend and history.

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Here it is: the Baltic Sea. The place that had been in my memories since my early days. I’m closing my eyes and taking myself back to those days when as a young boy I used to spend the whole summers playing on its white beaches. It’s a small handful of experiences that made me feel happy.

Now, I’m coming back there after many years. I don’t know whether the area presents any interest at all for you, but if it does, let me take you with me and my family on our 6000 km long journey alongside its coastline.

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