Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, 09 September 2017
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.
Day 6: Gotland
Sunday, 27 August 2017
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.
Day 5: From Oskarshamn to Gotland
Saturday, 26 August 2017
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.
Day 4: From Vimmerby to Oskarshamn
Friday, 25 August 2017
If there’s one custom people in Sweden pay close attention to, it’s the tradition of ‘fika’ - a simple concept of taking a break with a cup of coffee or tea, and a little of something, preferably sweet, to eat - a cinnamon roll or cookies. But the essential thing is that you do it, that you make time to take a break, sit down and feel the world slowing down instead of grabbing a coffee ‘to-go’: that's what ‘fika’ is all about.