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Dec 25, 2009 - Merry Christmas from Örnahusen, Sweden!

4:30 p.m. Örnahusen, Sweden. Well, it is dark outside already here in Örnahusen, a small coastal fishing village which lies in Skåne County in the province of Scania, Sweden's southernmost province. If the account I read online is accurate, Örnahusen has a year round population of less than 100 residents. So it's pretty rural, to put it mildly. I returned from jogging a short while ago, having taken advantage from a respite in the light cold rain which has been falling since I woke up this morning. If the bit which I have seen is any...

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Break From the Law

Sep 6, 2009 - Arrived in Sweden

Landed at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, Denmark Heidi picked us up and we drove over the bridge to Sweden. Took a look at the Turning Torso, an amazing twisted apartment building. After a quick stop at Heidi's we went to Röstånga for an incredible Smörgåsbord. This is the Mother of all Buffe's with any imaginary pickled herring. After that we toured Lund and then it was time for some well deserved ZZzz's after beeing awake for 35 hours straight.

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Aug 10, 2009 - Malmö, Sweden

I checked out of the Cab Inn this morning only to find out that I couldn't check into my new hotel until after 2:00. What to do? I dropped off my bags and decided to make a little side trip over to Sweden. I hadn't gone over the Oresund bridge yet, and was curious to see what the train trip is like to Malmo (only 20 min.). It ended up being pretty uneventful. I couldn't even see the bridge from the train, but the views of the water were nice as I crossed it. I walked through the historical center of town and over to the 'Twisted Torso" -...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Jul 6, 2009 - Day trip to beach Lomma

After the pleasant experience of island Ven, we found the idea of visiting another beach attractive. However, after a lazy morning/early afternoon of chitchatting, it became overcast when we did manage to get out of the flat at 3pm. We decided to go to the beach nonetheless. Lomma is a famous Skane beach located 10km away from Lund. The walk to Lomma took us 2 hours and as it was pretty cool and overcast, it was actually a very good weather for walking. We had a very good time walking and chatting on the road, although the route was next...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Ven island - day trip to the ex-danish island

Weekend has fast approached. Seeing Yat doesn't have to go to work for a change, we decided to embark on some excursion to see more of Skane. We've chosen the island Ven because… a) it's always exciting to go on an island, all the boat trip etc; b) we want to go to swim in the sea and a beach on an island just sounds so much better; c) Ven is pretty closed to Lund and it only takes 1.5 hrs. Ven is a beautiful island. The weather was gorgeous and there were a fair few people cycling around and coming for a day trip. The island was pretty...

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Jul 3, 2009 - Visiting my extended family-in-law

Today I have arranged to visit Marcus' extended family - his uncle, auntie, cousins and his cousins' children. But the main reason for the visit was to see the girls and spend an afternoon swimming with them. The day started very pleasant will mercury hitting a nice and high number and the sun was shinning. I was meant to take a bus from Lund to Telleborg where I will be picked up by Marcus' cousin Cecilia. Given I know I don't really know Lund very well, I left plenty of time between leaving the flat and the bus arrival time. I arrived at...

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Jul 2, 2009 - Lund - Day 2

Lund is beautiful in the summer. With the sun shinning on the cobbled street and bright flowers everywhere hanging down from the wall. You see all these people cycling around or walking leisurely, it's a very different world from busy dirty London. There has been a heatwave in Europe and as a result Scandinavia now has similar temperature to the mediterranean. It was such a nice change to be seeking refuge from the sun instead of having to be wrapped in lots of layers and brave the strong cold wind and rain. Today has been a bit of a lazy...

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Jul 1, 2009 - Lund - Staying at Yat's

The day started really early at 5am when the sun woke me up and I decided to do some last minute packing... I have been practising putting on my big backpack a few times in the house before the trip, but everytime it was with the help of Marcus. And this is the first time I put this on myself and I wouldn't say I was doing that too elegantly. ;-) But I managed nonetheless. Walking with the 13 kg backpack is one thing, conducting daily activities being 13kg heavier is another thing. It wasn't too difficult to walk around with the extra...

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May 15, 2009 - Kattvik and Bastad or "Bastard"

Finn drove me down to Ulrica's place at Kattvik near Bastad. Ulrica is another former crew from Jennifer and we had sailed together for the last two northern summers and shared a cabin and many night watches. We met Ulrica and Carina in Bastad at the "Spa" which I highly recommend. That had been newly built from the last time I was here two years ago. The sauna within the spa has a glass window overlooking the sea. After getting nice and warm in the spa we walked done the stairs, naked into the sea. After repeating this 3 times we met up...

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Sep 18, 2008 - Around Southern Sweden

Who knew that there is this huge population of Muslims near Malmo in Rosenborg. We met a pastor from a church there working with immigrants. Most of them are from former Soviet countries like Kosovo and Albania, but there are also many Arabs and Persians. I told Shane that the Ethnic diversity would remind you of New York except they would need more Puerto Ricans. The church there is small and reaching people is hard. They are reaching a couple of Muslim people for Christ every year. We saw a room they are using for a ministry to young...

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Paul on the Baltic

Sep 17, 2008 - Malmo, Sweden

We left Latvia for Sweden. We actually flew to Copenhagen, Denmark, but saw nothing but the inside of the airport and the inside of the train station. Looks like I won’t be able to mark Denmark off my list of must-see places yet. There is an amazing bridge that spans the straight between Copenhagen and Malmo, Sweden. (Don’t try to pronounce it; it sounds nothing like it looks.) We met a group of church leaders at the Immanuel Church in Malmo. The church is finding all kinds of ways to reach out into the community and has been very...

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Paul on the Baltic

Aug 12, 2008 - Skane

It rained all night that when we woke up in the morning, we were surprised we were not flooded again. It did subside a little around 3 am when both Stephanie and I woke incredibly thirsty from the various smoked items we had at the Hytsill last night. Stephanie went to fill up our water bottles and the campground was incredibly quiet. The moon was partially hidden behind the clouds and a low fog rolled over the campground and adjacent soccer field. The air was fresh and it was really warm. It was a beautiful night. Not long after Stephanie...

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